Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Services for Victims of Violence

We support all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who have to leave a violent situation. If you are in immediate danger, contact the RNC or RCMP. You can also call a shelter, Advanced Education, Skills and Labour or Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation staff any time of day or night by contacting the following numbers:

Emergency Supports for Victims of Violence include:

  • transportation to a shelter/transition house or other safe location
  • accommodations may be provided by NLHC
  • personal allowance for the period of time you reside at a shelter (this is based on your financial circumstance and is delivered by the Department of Health and Community Services)

Supports for Victims of Violence in receipt of Income Support benefits include:

  • continuation of income support benefits based on your financial circumstance
  • transportation may be provided
    • to a shelter or some other safe location
    • to move household furniture
    • outside the province for safety reasons
  • start- up allowance as a contribution towards obtaining furniture, linens, clothing etc. if it is determined to be unsafe to return home for these items
  • services of the regional liaison social worker

For further information, please contact the toll free number for your region.

Avalon

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Central

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Western

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Labrador

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Toll-free: 1-888-773-9311
TTY: 1-877-292-4205
 
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