“Engaged our police service in a number of ways. One example, she [Founder Idrisa Pandit] has worked with our domestic violence unit. They have become a valuable partner in assisting our police services in particular our front line officers, our community resources officers, when dealing with some clients that particular service agency deals with” – Lee Fitzpatrick, Waterloo Regional Police

Below is a list of support services in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas. If you, or anyone you know, is a victim of family violence and abuse please contact us. If you are at risk and need immediate assistance, please contact the police.

Victim Support Line (Toll-free 1-888-579-2888)

Region of Waterloo Emergency Shelters

Muslim Welfare Centre

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

Family and Children’s Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment & Support Centre (St. Mary’s Hospital)


Sexual Assault Support Centre brochures

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Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Centres

Centre for Family Violence

How to help someone living with violence

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

If you are a support provider, Imam, or community leader who wants to better understand domestic violence in the Muslim community, consider checking out the Muslim Wheel of Domestic Violence, developed by Dr. Shareefa Alkhateeb.

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