Women have a right to be safe in their own homes, but sometimes, the only safe place is somewhere else.
St. Thomas - Elgin Second Stage Housing provides transitional supports and housing to women, with or without children, who are leaving an abusive relationship.
What we offer
Our program provides transitional supports and safe housing to women with or without children, who are leaving abusive relationships. Our affordable, well-maintained twelve apartment complex offers a stable environment in which women may access a variety of supports to help them make long term plans for independent living. Information, support and practical resources are available to women regardless of age, colour, religion, education, economic status or ability, who have identified a commitment to move beyond the abuse. The longer-term support women receive while residing at Second Stage is intended to empower and enable them to live independently in our community, free from abuse.
How can you access Second Stage Housing?
We accept referrals from individuals, agencies, and professionals. It can be as simple as making a phone call to 519-637-2288, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or by completing the referral form.
Who may access Second Stage Housing?
A woman who has:
We will work with you to design supports specific to your unique needs, maintain confidentiality and advocate for you in the complex web of social institutions you may need to access.
Participate in the programs and to live in a violence-free environment that supports the rights and needs of all participants.
Click below to learn about the application process at Second Stage Housing.
Annually we host three fundraising events: Hit the Floor for Her, Golf Tournament and Elvis Event.
Click below to learn about how you can help support us.