Why we exist
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence.
Ernestine’s assists women and children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse.
Ernestine’s adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.
Ernestine’s promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention.
Our Guiding Principles
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter recognizes the impact of violence on children and acknowledges that the rights of children are separate and distinct from their parents.
Ernestine’s recognizes each woman’s right to self-determination.
Ernestine’s acknowledges that violence can be physical, emotional, psychological and sexual.
Ernestine’s is managed by an Executive Director and is a participatory organization accountable to our Board of Directors and Stakeholders.
Ernestine’s operates from a feminist, anti-racism, anti-oppression framework.