COVID-19 Service Updates

With the current pandemic of COVID-19, the safety of women and children in their own homes is a paramount concern. Is it important that everyone in the community know that SERVICES TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE are OPEN FOR BUSINESS. While the physical buildings may be closed, local agencies are continuing to provide services and supports. Please ensure that you continue to make referrals or call these agencies for support.

Canadian Mental Health Association Huron Perth

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselling Centre

Crown Attorney’s Office

Huron Perth Centre

Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Women’s Shelter

The Shelter is committed to ensuring women and their families have access to support, services and advocacy. We recognize that for the duration of the pandemic, violence may elevate and access to usual supports throughout the community may be disrupted.

Shelter Services:
• The 24 hour help line is available to anyone in need
• The shelter is offering risk assessment, safety planning, system navigation, advocacy and healing journey supports (Counselling, groups etc.) to all women and families in need through virtual mechanisms (phone, email, zoom).
• The shelter has 4 units capable of social isolation/distancing available to women or families who are at immediate high risk to DV/GBV. Women coming into these units will be asked to isolate for 14 days.
• If you are unsure if a woman is at high risk, please call our team and we can support enhanced risk assessment and safety planning.

Second Stage Housing (SSH) Sites:

All second stage sites of the Shelter (Exeter, Clinton, Goderich) are closed to visitors however we continue to support residents via email, phone and video conferencing.

Call the 24 Hour Support and Information Line: 1-800-265-5506 or 519-524-6245

John Howard Society of London and District

Ontario Provincial Police

The OPP has closed all offices to the public but is still open for business and answering all calls for service after assessment on a needs and priority basis. Non-essential services are not being offered (for example, criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks unless it related directly to Emergency Services employment or deemed a priority by the OPP).

Any contact with OPP will initiated by telephone, 519-524-8314, 911 or 1-888-310-1122. Questions are being fielded over the phone where possible. Officers are attending in person calls and taking Covid-19
appropriate screening and precautions. Officers are arresting and processing offenders for all crimes and if necessary holding for Bail. Officers are conscious of the increased need for referrals to community agencies during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to make appropriate community referrals.

Poverty to Prosperity (P2P) in Huron

Food banks in Huron continue to operate with precautions such as pre-packed hampers, limited access to space, and physical distancing. Please be in touch with your local food bank for specific inquires and to book an appointment:
• Bayfield Area Food Bank, 519-955-7444
• Friends of the Community Clinton, 519-955-1809
• Clinton Salvation Army – 519-482-8586
• Exeter Community Food Bank – 519-860-4104
• Goderich Salvation Army – 519-524-2950
• St. Vincent de Paul Society Goderich – 519-524-1087
• Seaforth and District Food Bank – 519-527-0281
• North Huron Food Share Wingham – 519-357-2277
• Wingham Salvation Army – 519-357-1387 or 519-357-3757
• Zurich Blessings Food Bank & Community Store – 519-236-4376

For local assistance, please visit Perth Huron United Way’s Facebook group: Huron-Perth Covid-19 Resource Group – Help is Close to Home:
Follow P2P on Facebook:

Probation Office

Rural Response for Healthy Children

Supervised Access Visitation & Exchange Huron Perth

Victim Services Huron

Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

Please also remember these services:

Call 211 or visit for current government, social and community services.
For information on legal concerns during COVID 19, please visit:

Current as of April 22/2020.