In the mid 1980s, women’s shelters in the province of Manitoba began to work together to provide support, reduce the isolation of shelter directors, and stop the competition between shelters for funding dollars. The organization evolved, and was incorporated in 1991 as The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters Inc. (MAWS) Membership includes nine provincially funded women’s shelters as well as affiliate members working on the area of family violence. MAWS was created to provide: a unified voice for clients and children who have experienced violence; support to members and foster networking and information sharing among shelters and agencies that work to eliminate all forms of violence; increase public awareness, and promote best practices and professional development to improve services for clients. 

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

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2013 Global Data Count

A 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

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO

MAWS, ESPECIALLY OUR SPONSORS:

               

 

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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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