Emergency Services for Victims of Family Violence

The services on this page are here to help if you or someone you know is experiencing family violence.

Island Help Line  

(toll free) 1-800-218-2885

24-hour free, bilingual, confidential service for all Islanders providing information, support, active listening, and crisis counselling on family matters, child abuse, alcohol and drugs, parenting, suicide, loneliness and other problems.

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc

Anderson House

Charlottetown (902) 892-0960
(toll free) 1-800-240-9894

Anderson House is the provincial emergency shelter for women and children who are experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their lives. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff provide confidential one on one support and information.

Outreach Services
West Prince: (902) 859-8849
East Prince: (902) 436-0517
Eastern PEI: (902) 838-0795
Queens County: (902) 566-1480

A free and confidential service providing emotional support for women victimized by family violence.

PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre

Main Office (902) 566-1864, (toll free) 1-866-566-1864
Counselling Office (902) 368-8055, (toll free) 1-888-368-8055

Individual, trauma informed counselling services for women and men, over age 16, who have experienced recent or historic child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Manages Men Matter, group programming for male survivors. Information and training workshops also provided.

Report Child Abuse

Daytime (toll free) 1-877-341-3101
After Hours (toll free) 1-800-341-6868

Child Protection Social Workers assess reports of children who are at risk of being abused/neglected, or have been abused, including exposure to domestic violence.

Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter

Lennox Island (902) 831-2332
(toll free) 1-855-297-2332

Provides on-reserve, region-wide emergency housing to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children who are experiencing family violence and to women who are homeless.

Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House (for men)

184 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown
(902) 892-4777

Provides shelter and short-term residence for men who find themselves in a homeless situation. 

Published date: 
March 4, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Family and Human Services
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: (902) 368-4740

wahughes@gov.pe.ca