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.
Project Red Dress at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
L to R, Ang - Genesis House, Kari - Parkland Crisis Centre, Lori - Genesis House, Allison - Parkland Crisis Centre
The REDress Project is an ongoing public art installation. It is a response to the overwhelming number of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. The installation seeks to engage the public in discussion about the sexist and racist nature of violent crimes against Indigenous women.
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.
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.