24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

Resource Centre

National guidelines for behavioral health crisis care: Best practice toolkit (2020) — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Prevent, assess, and respond: A domestic violence and human trafficking toolkit for health centers and domestic violence programs (2020) — Futures Without Violence

Shelter standards (2019) — Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan

Collaboration for integrated services and systems change (2016) — La Piana Consulting

Policy template guide: Sample policies for transition houses, second stage housing, and safe homes (2015) — BC Society of Transition Houses

Manitoba standards manual for women’s resource centres (2013) — Family Violence Prevention Program

Emergency shelter program: Sample policies and procedures for emergency shelters (2013) — BC Housing

Model medication policy for DV shelters (2011) — National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health

Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail (2006) — Harvard Business Review

Shelter rules: The good, the bad, and the ugly — Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Building sustainable and fruitful partnerships between Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Organizations — National Health Network on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

Sample guidelines for social media use for shelter staff

Trauma-informed care: Best practices and protocols for Ohio’s domestic violence programs — Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Moving from rules to rights and responsibilities — Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence