Group Name: Nellie’s – Support for Disabled Women Experiencing Abuse & Violence
Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.
Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.
Wheeling and Rolling on Women experiencing abuse and violence
12 week Closed Social Support Group for women with physical disabilities, focusing on their experiences of violence and oppression. This program provides education and peer support to women living with physical disabilities.
Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0
When: Please call for more information.
Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nellies.org