MAWS is a resource website for information only, it is not monitored.

If you are in crisis please call 1-877-977-0007 the 24/7 no charge, Provincial Wide Crisis Line

To donate items to your local shelter please click on "Where Can I Go?" to view the shelter list. Please call the shelter directly.

Thank you to everyone who has helped the shelters!  Your contributions provided, baby supplies, clothing, out door clothing, toiletries, toys, work clothes and so much more.



Giving Tuesday, December 2 is opening day of the giving season. Please Help!

Your donations enable MAWS to support the Shelters or you can designate your domation to provide items such as toys, presents, school supplies, and toiletries that are not funded. Thank you for your generosity all year! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!


2013 Global Data Count

Day in the Life of Canada's Shelters

The first pan Canadian annual survey gives us insight into a typical day in the life of women's shelters and transitions houses across the country, bringing us the woices of the women on the front lines.  In one day 242 Shelters in Canada helped 4,178 women and 2,490 children.

Click on the following links to learn more about what one day entailed:

Shelter Voices National

Shelter Voices Manitoba






This website provides information. It is not a monitored online service.
If you need immediate assistance or are in danger, dial 911 or your local police.

Our Beliefs
& Goals

We are dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and children through a unified voice.

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Who we are

In the mid 1980s, women’s shelters in the province of Manitoba began to work together to provide support, reduce the isolation...


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Publications and Resources

Find a Colouring/Activity Book for children who are entering shelter. 

Download "Learning Through Our Clients Eyes"

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