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NEW STARTS WOMEN’S SHELTER

Provides safe, secure shelter to women and their children who have experienced violence. We recognize and respect the strength of each woman, and offer a supportive, non judgmental setting where a woman can consider all her options to make  informed decisions for herself. We recognize the specific and distinct needs of children from violent homes.

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GAGANOOZH CRISIS TEXT LINE

A FREE text line for women in crisis

GET HELP NOW TEXT 1-844-899-8444

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A service provided by New Starts for Women (Red Lake)
and First Step Women’s Shelter ( Sioux Lookout)

ARE YOU BEING
Put down?
Made to feel useless and stupid?
Not allowed to see family, have your own friends, job or money?
Stopped from leaving the house?
Have your movements monitored?

ARE YOU
Frightened?
Afraid for your children?
In need of friendship and support?
Feeling alone?
Helpless?

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO  BE FREE FROM VIOLENCE
No one has the right to use violence against another person. It’s against the law. Violence against women is a CRIME.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING VIOLENCE,
TAKE SOME ACTION

All women should be informed about their basic legal rights. Do Not Keep It A Secret! You should not handle this alone. You need moral support and someone to help you sort out your options. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ALONE!

IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE…
Call 1 -800-565-5368.

Immediate temporary shelter is available to you and your children. All calls are Confidential and we do not subscribe to call display.

IF YOU WANT INFORMATION OR TO TALK TO SOMEONE…
Call our 24 hr. crisis line
Toll free 1 -800-565-5368
Locally 727-3303

  • family violence
  • Physical or Sexual violence
  • emergency shelter to escape domestic violence

NEW STARTS WOMEN’S SHELTER

Provides safe, secure shelter to women and their children who have experienced violence. We recognize and respect the strength of each woman, and offer a supportive, non judgmental setting where a woman can consider all her options to make  informed decisions for herself. We recognize the specific and distinct needs of children from violent homes.

YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE

It happens to many women, of all income & educational levels, in all social classes, of all religious and ethnic groups. An abuser learned to use violence as a way of expressing anger or frustration long before they met you.

IGNORING THE VIOLENCE IS DANGEROUS

The first sign of violence should be considered a danger signal. It is very likely it will happen again. The violence usually gets more frequent and severe.

Children's Room

SHELTER LIFE
WHAT TO EXPECT

We can help

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Children at New Starts Women's Shelter

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

ABOUT NEW STARTS FOR WOMEN

New Starts for Women Inc. women’s shelter is a short-term residential safe place for women and their children who are leaving an abusive situation.
We provide:
• Basic needs such as food, emergency clothing and personal needs
• Information, advocacy and support services
• Resources and referrals
• Assistance for women in planning and implementing goals and changes in their lives
• Transitional support for families relocating
• Transportation
• Limited child care
• Telephone crisis counseling
• Support groups
• Child witnessing programming
• Safety and protection planning with women
• Community education
• Follow-up services
Presently, we are a ten bed facility with four bedrooms. Women and their children may stay for up to six weeks. During that time we assist women to make decisions and plans as to what they would like to do with their lives. Due to housing shortages in Red Lake, families stay longer than six weeks at times while they await housing.

  • VOLUNTEER

    Volunteers are an essential part of the team at New Starts. Your investment of time and energy enables us to support clients with the resources, services and attention they deserve. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us by email adminassistant@newstartsforwomen.com

  • DONATE

    Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donations make a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided with a place of safety, support and hope at the New Starts Women’s Shelter.  If you would like to donate please contact us at 807-727-2820.

  • EVENTS

    Each year New Starts for Women Inc. facilitates a number of events to create greater awareness of women’s issues.
    Take Back the Night
    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
    International Women’s Day

    Women’s Day Luncheon on March 6, 2015 
    Women of Merit Award – Nominations

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Call our 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-565-5368