Programs & Services
Domestic Abuse Services Oxford offers many services and programs to support and help families who are victims of abuse.
All of our services are free and confidential.
Domestic Abuse Services Oxford is committed to ending the cycle of domestic abuse and homelessness.
We can help you make the transition to a new life.
We can help you feel emotionally and physically safer.
We can help you learn how to build healthy relationships.
We can help you live a life without abuse and fear.
We can help you change your life.
Brief descriptions of our programs and services are provided below. Please contact us for more information.
24-7 Crisis/Help/Information Line
Safe, secure accommodation for women* 16+ (with or without children) who are impacted by domestic abuse and/or homelessness in our 21-bed shelter. Please call first (see telephone/text numbers above) for bed availability and an assessment.
DASO is open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year and trauma -informed, trained staff are always available. We are wheelchair accessible. Residents receive individual support, risk assessment, safety planning, meals, assistance with accessing community services, parenting advice, information and referrals. Transportation within Oxford County can be arranged.
Take a tour of our shelter!
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Transitional Resource Program
Transitional Workers help you overcome the barriers to starting a life free of domestic abuse and homelessness by providing practical assistance, advocacy, goal planning, safety planning, budgeting, legal/court support and assistance with housing applications/housing search. We can help you change your life. 519-539-7488 ext. 224
Counselling and Support Programs
All counselling and support programs are confidential, free and non-judgemental. We can help you feel emotionally and physically safer while learning how to build a healthier, happier life. We can help you develop coping skills and make changes to improve your quality of life.
DASO’s counselling programs include:
- Trauma-informed counselling for women* 16+ (must be living in Oxford County) who are impacted by domestic abuse and/or homelessness. To arrange an appointment with the Community Counsellor call 1-800-265-1938 or 519-539-7488 ext. 234
- Therapeutic Sexual Assault Counselling for Oxford County women* 16+ (contact information as above). Please be aware that both the programs are only able to offer limited sessions and there is often a waiting list for appointments.
- Believe in Me, a psychoeducational and support program to help children and adolescents deal with the effects of their mother being abused. Topics include anger control, conflict resolution and self-esteem. Mothers attend their own support group at the same time. For more information, or to make a referral, call 519-539-7488 ext. 224 or 1-800-265-1938.
For all counselling programs, assistance with transportation and childcare can be arranged.
Click here to download a copy of the Believe in Me brochure.
* or those who identify as female