Anderson House is a provincial emergency shelter for women, trans, and non-binary individuals, and their 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, childcare 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). You can also contact us at those numbers by text from 7am to 10pm.
Who can use Anderson House?
Women, trans, and non-binary individuals who are experiencing abuse or are at risk of abuse can come to Anderson House.
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 abuse. Family violence is abuse by someone you are dating, live with, are married to, are ending a relationship with, or another family member. It is also possible to be abused by a non-family member such as an employer, neighbour, or landlord.
Where is the shelter and what can I expect?
Anderson House is a large, older home in Charlottetown. The shelter can accommodate 18 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 and there are no fees for service.
What services are available for my children at Anderson House?
A Childcare Services Coordinator is available to support parents identify their children’s needs. Childcare is provided if you have case-planning related appointments. Cribs are available.
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. You can also contact us at these numbers by text from 7am to 10pm.
(902) 892-0960 or 1-800-240-9894
We can also connect you with a Community Outreach Coordinator.
Contact Anderson House
Anderson House operates a 24-hour toll free crisis and support line. All calls are confidential. 1-800-240-9894 (PEI)