Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-432-7233
Toll Free Phone 1-877-723-3905
Crisis Phone Bethesda House 24-hr support line 1-800-338-3397
Located In Community Oshawa
Address & Map
707 Simcoe St S
Oshawa, ON L1H 4K5
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Intersection Simcoe St S and Bloor St
Description & Services
Description (Service) Access to multiple supports in one location for women experiencing abuse and gender-based violence 
On-site Services 
* Abuse/violence counselling, sexual violence counselling * parenting support in regards to children witnessing/experiencing abuse, advice and support of Durham Children’s Aid Society * help developing plan to safely leave, safety planning, injury documentation, admission to shelter * family law support and guidance * connection to government financial assistance, help identifying housing options, support in completion of subsidized housing paperwork * quarterly hygiene bags for those in financial need, clothing vouchers, access to language interpreters, and referrals to other needed supports 
Off-site Services (accessed over phone) 
* legal support, legal consultation with family lawyer* Legal Aid Ontario certificates and summary legal advice (if eligible) * admission to shelter, young parent support services, employment support, specialized addictions counselling * HIV, sexual health, and drug use information and support * culturally specific services, Settlement Services for newcomers to Canada * monthly food boxes for those in financial need, financial assistance to address immediate safety concerns (if eligible), police support, Outreach Services, a service of the Student Association at Durham College/ UOIT, and other referrals 
Video chat connection to DRIVEN is available through the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in Ajax, the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in Pickering, New Life Neighbourhood Centre in Oshawa, and North House in Uxbridge
Sup. Description DRIVEN On-Site Partners 
Bethesda House Shelter and Outreach Services, Catholic Family Services of Durham, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Care Centre, Durham Rape Crisis Centre, Family Services Durham, Herizon House, Luke's Place, Rose of Durham, The Denise House, and YWCA Y's WISH Shelter 
DRIVEN Off-Site Partners 
AIDS Committee of Durham Region, Community Development Council Durham, Durham Children's Aid Society, Durham Community Legal Clinic, Durham Regional Police Service, Durham Unemployed Help Centre, Legal Aid Ontario, New Life Neighbourhood Centre, North House, Ontario Works, Outreach Services, a service of the Student Association at Durham College and UOIT, Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health, Region of Durham Housing Services Division, Victim Services of Durham Region, Victim Witness Assistance Program, Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham, and YMCA Durham Employment Services
Hours Clinic is open Mon 8:30 am-4:30 pm except on statutory holidays * last appointment or walk-in at 3:15 pm * limited staff between 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 
Video Chat hours: Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Ajax 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Pickering 8:30 am-4:30 pm * New Life Neighbourhood Centre, Oshawa 10 am-1 pm * North House, Uxbridge 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Women experiencing abuse and gender-based violence
Application Walk-ins and appointments welcome * walk-in time may vary
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Access to language interpreters in person with advance notice, on phone, and on video chat connection
Fees None - All programs and services are free including child minding
Other Details
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Condition Specific Treatment ~ Abused Women ; Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ; Personal Financial Counselling ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Women

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