Manitoba Association of Woman's Shelters Inc. (MAWS) was created to improve services for victims of  family violence by supporting our member shelters and family violence agencies with information and resource sharing, training, increased public awareness and negotiating abilities.  One focus is to increase the ability of the shelters to build the Children's programs. Family violence in all forms needs to stop.

If you are in danger call 911, or if you are in crisis please call

1-877-977-0007 for 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.

Psst...I want to share one of Manitoba's best kept secrets - did you know you can get free domestic violence counselling at any of the 10 provincial Domestic Violence shelters or the Men's Resource Centre (Winnipeg).  You do not have to live at the shelter.  Shelters provide Non-Residential Counselling Services. Call the 1-877-977-0007 crisis line or you can search for the shelter closest to you in the "Where Can I Go" page from the menu.

Help is just a click away! An online map of women's shelters across Canada provided by CNWSTH.  This new national website provides contact information for shelter services in Canada.

Shelter Voices 2016

Annual survey in the day of the life of Canadian women's shelters confirms a need for further resources!



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.



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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