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Anderson House

Anderson House: Womens' Room

Anderson House is a provincial emergency shelter for women and children who are in need of safety because of violence in their lives. Located in Charlottetown, Anderson House services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and include emergency shelter, safety planning, advocacy, childcare services, drop-in support, follow-up support, referrals to outreach services and second stage housing, and information pertaining to resources such as lawyers, housing, stay away orders, transportation, child care and pet care to name a few. Anderson house also operates a 24-hour toll free crisis and support line. All calls are confidential. 1-800-240-9894 (PEI), 902-892-0960 (local)

FAQ

Who can use Anderson House?

Women who are experiencing abuse or at risk of abuse can come to Anderson House. We also provide services to trans and non-binary individuals.

Do I have to be hit by my partner to come into Anderson House?

No. We recognize and understand all forms of abuse including: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, spiritual and financial. Family violence is abuse by someone you are dating, live with, are married to, ending a relationship with, or another family member. It is also possible to be abused by a non-family member such as an employer, neighbor or landlord.

Where is the shelter and what can I expect?

Anderson House is a large older home in Charlottetown. The shelter can accommodate 20 women and children. The shelter is a safe, supportive, and friendly space.

Is there a cost to stay at Anderson House?

No. Anderson House shelter is operated by a non-profit organization.

What services are available for my children at Anderson House?

A Childcare Services Coordinator is onsite at Anderson House. Cribs are available and there is a fun, well-equipped, designated playroom.

What happens when I call Anderson House?

  • all calls are confidential – you do not have to identify yourself
  • we will listen without judging you
  • you will be given information
  • safety plans and options will be discussed
  • transportation to the shelter can be arranged if needed

I don’t want to stay at Anderson House. Can I just talk with someone?

Yes. The crisis and support line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(902) 892-0960 or 1-800-240-9894

We can also connect you with a Community Outreach Coordinator.

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Contact Anderson House

Anderson House operates a 24-hour toll free crisis and support line. All calls are confidential. 1-800-240-9894 (PEI)
902-892-0960 (local)