A new kind of anti-violence centre pushing back against gender based violence in Toronto

Safety. Power. Sisterhood.

NYWS is an anti-violence centre and shelter in the North York area of Toronto that empowers women, non-binary, and trans folks to move forward into a life free from violence.

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NYWS Community Collective offers wrap around services to women within the North York community who have or are experiencing violence.

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Our 17-room shelter provides women, their children, and even pets with a dignified residential experience. 

For over 38 years, NYWS has provided safety and support for over 11,000 women, trans, and non-binary individuals, and their children impacted by violence. It takes a community. Join us and take action to end violence.

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