Rural Women’s Support Program

The Rural Women’s Support Program (RWSP) provides services to women living in Wellington County who have been or are in an abusive relationship, who have or are experiencing human trafficking, or have experienced childhood sexual abuse/incest, recent or past sexual assault, harassment and/or stalking.

We have offices in Erin, Fergus, Mount Forest and Palmerston and we offer you support and information so you can make your own choices about safety for you and your children. All our services are free and interpreters can be arranged when necessary. If you are unable to come to one of our offices we can arrange transportation, we can talk over the phone, over Zoom or we can meet at a safe location, outside your home.

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RWSP Locations

Erin Office:
10 Thompson Crescent, Erin, ON, N0B 1T0
Please call to book an appointment with a Counsellor: 519-833-2301

Fergus Office:
479 Patrick St. West, Fergus, ON, N1M 1M2
Please call to book an appointment with a Counsellor: 519-843-6834

Mount Forest Office:
102 Main St., Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0
Please call to book an appointment with a Counsellor: 519-323-3638

Palmerston Office:
360 King St., Unit 3, Palmerston, ON, N0G 2P0
Please call to book an appointment with a Counsellor: 519-343-5192


Our Services:

  • Immediate telephone support and information through the 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Risk assessment and safety planning for you and your children
  • Connect you with Marianne’s Place (our emergency shelter) if you need a safe place to stay
  • One-to-one counselling and support
  • Group counselling
  • Help with getting financial support
  • Help with finding a new place to live
  • Accompaniment, advocacy and referrals to police, court, hospital, lawyers, social services and community agencies
  • Help with custody and child support issues
  • Referrals for two hours of free legal consultation
  • Connect you with our Family Court Support Program
  • Sexual harassment support/information
  • Help with victim impact statements and court preparation
  • Connect you with our Anti-Human Trafficking Program
  • Help accessing immigration services
  • Help accessing transportation for related appointments
  • Support and information for family and friends of survivors
  • Public education, school, community, and professional training opportunities on a variety of topics
  • Workshops – throughout the year there will be various workshops on specific topics of interests related to women’s experience.  See the calendar for upcoming workshops.

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