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