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Staying Safe During COVID19

During the COVID-19 pandemic and under the guidance to physically distance and isolate, women and children are at a greater risk of experiencing abuse, particularly at home. Stop VAW and all its members have a responsibility to ensure all programs, services, and resources continue to be accessible and available to ensure women and their children can remain as safe as possible during this time.

Click Here to see updated information about how to stay safe and the availability of services each member agency has to offer during this pandemic.

2019 Statistics

cases of sexual assault were reported to the police, with 3 trafficking cases


people called the women's shelter crisis/helpline


Women in shelter


people on the 'Centralized Waiting List for Rent-Geared-to-Income Housing


Who We Are

The Stop VAW Committee of Perth County is a community-based committee that responds to violence against women by developing prevention and awareness strategies for violence against women in Perth County. The committee shares information and conducts outreach activities to educate the public and raise awareness about violence against women.



Emergency Contacts

24 Hr confidential, no service fees

Police Emergency


Stratford Police Service

(519) 271-4141

Ontario Provincial Police


Optimism Place

(519) 271-5550

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth


Huron-Perth Crisis Intervention Services

(519) 274-8000

“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

-Maya Angelou

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