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IWAV's Services

24-Hour Violence & Abuse Help Line

Call Toll-free 1-877-435-7544
or (250) 537-0735 on Salt Spring

NEW Web Chat on Website!

IWAV is pleased to announce the new webchat option for our crisis line!
Generally available from 12pm to 8pm, 7 days per week, the webchat is a safer option for people living in abusive situations who don’t have private space for a phone call.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, go to and click on the webchat box in the middle of our homepage. There, you can connect to one of our frontline support workers who can assist with safety planning, exit strategies, referrals, and other resources.

This is a new service with lots to keep track of, so please understand that we are learning as we goIWAV’s phone crisis line continues to operate 24/7 as usual:
250-537-0735 or 1-877-435-7544

Looking for a safe place to go?

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Are you looking for counselling or support?

Stopping the Violence (STV) is a feminist-based counselling program specifically for women whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse.

Outreach is here to help all women, inclusive of cis, trans and non-binary women who are impacted by violence and/or abuse on Salt Spring, Galiano, Mayne, Pender, and Saturna Islands.

Are you experiencing:

Confusion around a relationship that seems increasingly unhealthy?

Feelings of being unsafe because someone you live with is acting aggressively or violently toward you or other family members?

Isolation as a result of a partner or family member’s controlling behaviour?

Call our free and confidential 24-hour Violence & Abuse Help Line
toll-free 1-877-435-7544 or
(250) 537-0735 on Salt Spring