Embrave: Agency to End Violence

Emergency Shelter and Community Support Programs

Home Agency Service

COVID19 24/7 Crisis Line Support Program, Central Intake Line, Emergency Shelter Program, and Community Support and Outreach Program continue without disruption, as well as all support and counselling programs and services; enhanced screening in place using Ontario Ministry of Health Assessment Tool, PPE, and antigen test
  • community and client meetings available by phone or online
  • sexual violence counselling available by phone or online
  • online Anti-Black Racism Sexual Violence Support Group
  • 24/7 Crisis Line Support Program 905-403-0864, 905-676-8515, or 1-855-676-8515
  • Central Intake Line 905-676-0257 or 1-800-676-0257 for Transitional Housing supports available 9 am-4:30 pm
  • for donations, contact Julie Shultz, Development Manager, julie@embrave.ca
  • visit website for updates and service information

24-hour Crisis Line Support Line Program
Immediate support to survivors in the community who are experiencing any form of violence, including crisis support and intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals, problem solving and shelter intake

Central Intake Line for Transitional Housing Supports in Peel Region
First point of contact for transitional housing support program and community outreach services
  • one-to-one support
  • risk assessment and safety planning
  • emotional support
  • legal support (criminal, family, immigration)
  • housing supports
  • information and referrals
  • problem-solving, advocacy
  • shelter access

Emergency Shelter Program
24/7 intake for individuals and there dependents (up to 18 years) who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence
  • capacity 54
  • stay up to 4 months
  • service provided regardless of geographical location
  • referrals to alternative shelters as required based on safety or capacity issues

Sexual Violence Counselling Program
Emotional support and counselling, support groups, and information and referral, available in-person or remotely (phone, email, online)
  • pressuring/convincing
  • sexual assault
  • childhood sexual abuse
  • sexual harassment
  • online sexual violence

Community Support and Outreach Program
Including safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals, and problem-solving, and assistance in accessing housing and shelter support, and legal and immigration support
All women, Two-Spirit, gender-queer, trans, and non-binary individuals, 16 years and older, with or without dependents (up to 18 years), who meet any of the following:

  • are experiencing or have experienced any type of violence
  • are at risk of violence, (including stalking, or harassment)
  • are waiting to provide testimony at a court proceeding related to sexual assault

Clients with cis-male dependents 18 years and older must consult with Program Manager prior to intake
Application Process
Call, email, or visit website
Toll Free
905-403-9691 ext 2221
905-403-0864 ; 905-676-8515
905-403-0453 ; 905-676-0284
Web Site
Visit Website
Mailing Address
PO Box 45070
Mississauga, ON, L5G 1C9
English, French, Hindi, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, French - Website only, clients referred to OASIS Centre des Femmes 1-866-860-7082 and Fem'aide 1-877-336-2433 (see separate listings), Interpretive Services available
Rebecca Rogers, Director of Advocacy, Communication and Programs
Email: rebecca@embrave.ca
Phone: 905-403-9691 ext 2222
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Wheelchair accessible ramps in both locations, one location with elevator; Accessible washrooms ; TTY devices; Call for details
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Last Updated On
March 10, 2023
Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
Crisis Line and Emergency Shelter Mon-Sun 24 hours
Central Intake Line for Transitional Housing Supports in Peel Region 9 am-4:30 pm
Administrative office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Peel Region