My Friend's House

Site: My Friend's House

Service: Community Outreach / Transition Program

Contact Information
Office Phone Transition Program 705-444-2586 ext 222 * Outreach Program 705-444-2586 ext 225
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-2511
TTY Phone 705-444-5266
Crisis Phone 705-444-2511
Fax 705-444-5289
Primary Executive Alison FitzGerald, Executive Director; Phone: ext 224
Alternate Executive Nicole Frankcom, Business Manager; Phone: ext 227
Addresses and Location
Located In Community Collingwood
Mailing Address PO Box 374 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Provides shelter with security, support, counselling and advocacy to create an empowering environment for women and their children who are escaping, or at risk of, violence and/or abuse.  
Services include:  
* outreach counselling in surrounding communities   
* counselling and support for women and children who are not residing in the shelter   
* 24 hour crisis line   
* emergency transportation and transition program   
* community education on issues of violence against women and children   
* length of stay is approximately eight weeks 
The Community Outreach Counsellor provides emotional support * information, about the legal and court system * advocacy * referrals on a one-to-one basis * arrangements can be made to meet with the client outside of the shelter if necessary * other services include support groups for women who are abused 
The Transition Worker offers support to abused women who have recently left their abusive partners and are planning to live on their own or are now living on their own. Services include the development of a safety plan * additional supports to establish a life free from abuse
Service Details
Hours Crisis services: Mon-Sun 24 hours  
Outreach Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm, Transition Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * evening and early morning hours are available if needed
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Abused women and women at risk of abuse
Application Call for information. Self referral is accepted
Languages English
Fees None
Alternate Name Crisis Centre ; My Friends House
Cross Reference Community Outreach / Transition Program
Established 1991