Safety Planning

At Optimism Place, we offer comprehensive safety planning to women in-shelter as well as when requested on an outreach basis. Safety planning is mandated for women staying in shelter and occurs within 24-hours after arrival. 

The purpose of safety planning is to ensure the preparedness of women in case of emergency. We can provide safety planning for women for a variety of reasons including: 

  • substance use

  • online safety & social media safety

  • accessing public spaces with children

  • sex work safety

  • pet safety

For more information about safety planning, or to make an appointment with our counsellor to creat your very own safety plan, give us a call:

519 271 5550

270 Freeland Drive

Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

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