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COVID-19 Update

The Redwood continues to offer a safe haven to women and children, in our 37-bed emergency shelter. The safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priorities and we continue to take all necessary precautions to maintain this.

If you are living with abuse, you can reach a Redwood counsellor by telephone at 416.533.9372 or TTY 416.533.3736. If it is safer, you can reach a counsellor by texting 647.370.8300 or live chatting on the Redwood’s new website, iDetermine.ca.

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

Stay safe.
Abi Ajibolade, Executive Director

What We Do

The Redwood offers safety, healing and opportunities for growth for women and their children fleeing abuse. Families receive case management and counseling services from Resident Services Counselors, access to empowering and life-changing programs, and transitional support when they are ready to take the steps toward a new life.

Free from fear. Free from threat.

Featured Story

How The Redwood is responding to COVID-19

NOW Magazine’s Norm Wilner talks to Tanisha Sri Bhaggiyadatta, program manager for resident services, and Catherine May, director of fundraising and communications, about the ways in which The Redwood has had to adjust to the reality of COVID-19.



“I had been starved of friendship for many years. The simple camaraderie shared with other women residents helped me find the courage and strength to heal my mind, my soul, my boundaries, and to find love for myself. We would sit together in the courtyard, listening to music, laughing and crying. We would eat together, clean the dining room and kitchen together, cook together on weekends.”