Safety Planning

‘Safety Planning’ is the term most commonly used to describe plans a person can take to leave or stay safe from a controlling or violent intimate partner.  Any of our PDAN network members can help people with safety planning, but there are also checklists and other online resources and Apps that can help you get started.

Peterborough Police Service Victim Services

Serving: Everyone

Region: Peterborough, Cavan Monaghan, Lakefield

Phone: (705) 876-1122 ext 268


Support for those affected by crime or tragic and unforeseen circumstances.

Services: crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional and practical support, advocacy, information, support through the criminal justice system, referrals to community agencies.

Peterborough & Northumberland Victim Services

Serving: Supports and resources are provided to all people of different ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, religions, cultures and sexual orientation

Region: County of Peterborough, Northumberland County.

Phone: (888) 822-7729


Services: We support those who have lost a loved one, been a victim of a crime or Human trafficking, experienced online exploitation or who are leaving an abusive relationship. Collaborating with community agencies to provide wrap-around trauma-informed support and advocacy and Victim Quick Response Program

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Serving: Those at risk of being abused

Region: Peterborough City & County, Haliburton

Phone: 1-800-461-7656

Text: 705-991-0110

Provides programs, support and advocacy for women and families who want to live free from violence, poverty and oppression as they build their desired futures.

Services: Safety planning, counselling, START Program, Crossroads Shelter, Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), 24 Hour Crisis Line, family court support, programming, referrals and more.

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

Serving: Those 16+ affected by sexual violence and harm.

Region: Peterborough City & County, Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

Offers services for anyone affected by sexual assault or gender- based violence or harm.

Services: counselling, safety planning, group workshops, advocacy, accompaniment services, crisis support, peer supports, referrals and more.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Program

Serving: Anyone who has experienced or is at risk for gender-based violence.

Region: Peterborough City & County, Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County

Phone: 705-743-2121 ext 0 (24 hr)

Toll Free: 1-800-419-3111

Provides supportive 1:1 trauma-informed care to individuals who have experienced sexual assault and/or abuse by an intimate partner. Our team of specially trained nurses are available 24 hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) for anyone who has recently been sexually assaulted or assaulted by an intimate partner or in the case where the assault took place more than two weeks ago, we can schedule a visit in our clinic.

Services: Medical Services, Counselling, Support and Referrals, Safety Planning and more.

Other Organizations That Can Assist

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Phone: 905-372-0746

Serving: Northumberland.

Various services including emergency shelter for those women- identified people experiencing DV/IPV

Women’s Resources

Phone: 800-565-5350.

Serving: Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes.

Various services including emergency shelter for those women- identified people experiencing DV/IPV

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Phone: 888-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233).

Serving: Ontario.

Provides a safe space to support, listen and guide women who have experienced any type of abuse anywhere in Ontario.

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