Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services is a Perth County shelter for women who are suffering abuse of any kind: physical, sexual, emotional or mental. Located in Stratford, it serves as a refuge for women and their children seeking to escape violence and abuse, where they can obtain professional help in a secure and confidential setting.
Optimism Place offers a wide range of supports to help women and children overcome the damaging effects of abuse, including housing, counselling and a crisis hotline. Through group and individual programs, we help rebuild lives in a supportive, caring environment.
All women are welcome, regardless of financial or other considerations. We are here to help you. Optimism Place is committed to ending the cycle of abuse and violence by raising awareness through prevention, intervention and education.
I’ve come to realize that I do deserve to be treated with respect - former resident