The Emily Murphy Centre is a Second Stage Housing facility located in Stratford, Ontario.


We were established in 1989 to empower and serve women, with or without children, in Perth County and surrounding area, who have experienced violence.

Through the provision of services for women and children, second stage housing provides a safe alternative to living with violence and allows women to work co-operatively toward independence and freedom.

We also operate the Supervised Access Programs for Huron and Perth Counties.

Safe Homes, Safe Families, Safe Communities.

The Emily Murphy Centre is a Second Stage Housing facility located in Stratford, Ontario.


We were established in 1989 to empower and serve women, with or without children, in Perth County and surrounding area, who have experienced violence.

Through the provision of services for women and children, second stage housing provides a safe alternative to living with violence and allows women to work co-operatively toward independence and freedom.

We also operate the Supervised Access Programs for Huron and Perth Counties.

Safe Homes, Safe Families, Safe Communities.

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Second Stage Housing

The Emily Murphy Centre is a 20 unit apartment complex located in the City of Stratford. We are the Second Stage Residence for women who have experienced violence, with or without children in Stratford and Perth County.

You can apply for residence at the Emily Murphy Centre if you are a woman who has experienced violence who:

  • May be living in the home or have separated.
  • Is in need of safe, supportive, affordable housing.
  • Is willing to live in a cooperative non-violent atmosphere and agree to the conditions of occupancy.
MORE INFORMATION
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Second Stage Housing

The Emily Murphy Centre is a 20 unit apartment complex located in the City of Stratford. We are the Second Stage Residence for women who have experienced violence, with or without children in Stratford and Perth County.

You can apply for residence at the Emily Murphy Centre if you are a woman who has experienced violence who:

  • May be living in the home or have separated.
  • Is in need of safe, supportive, affordable housing.
  • Is willing to live in a cooperative non-violent atmosphere and agree to the conditions of occupancy.
MORE INFORMATION

Supervised Access and Visitation

When parents separate, access visits with children may be a problem. Sometimes, difficulties arise at the time of the exchange of the child between the parents, guardians or relatives. Other times, there may be concerns about the visits themselves.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Supervised Access and Visitation

When parents separate, access visits with children may be a problem. Sometimes, difficulties arise at the time of the exchange of the child between the parents, guardians or relatives. Other times, there may be concerns about the visits themselves.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is “Violence Against Women”?

Violence against women is the intent by an intimate partner or other, to control a woman’s behaviour or to induce fear by means of verbal abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, intimidation or a combination of these things. Isolation, financial control, threats of suicide or harm to loved ones, degradation, public humiliation and threats of force are all forms of abuse.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, there are people and organizations in the community that can help.

SUPPORT & RESOURCES
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What is “Violence Against Women”?

Violence against women is the intent by an intimate partner or other, to control a woman’s behaviour or to induce fear by means of verbal abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, intimidation or a combination of these things. Isolation, financial control, threats of suicide or harm to loved ones, degradation, public humiliation and threats of force are all forms of abuse.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, there are people and organizations in the community that can help.

SUPPORT & RESOURCES
 
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DONATIONS TO EMC

The Emily Murphy Centre is dedicated to helping women and children make a fresh start in a violence-free atmosphere. To help us achieve that goal, we rely on the generosity of our community supporters.

Below is a list of some of our most needed items

  • household items (dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, )
  • canned, boxed or frozen food
  • hygiene supplies
  • school supplies
  • books and toys in good condition
  • linens and towels
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Monetary donations are always welcome and needed.  Tax receipts are gratefully issued!
  • We no longer accept clothing donations.
CONTACT US TO DROP OFF ITEMS
 
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DONATIONS TO EMC

The Emily Murphy Centre is dedicated to helping women and children make a fresh start in a violence-free atmosphere. To help us achieve that goal, we rely on the generosity of our community supporters.

Below is a list of some of our most needed items

  • household items (dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, )
  • canned, boxed or frozen food
  • hygiene supplies
  • school supplies
  • books and toys in good condition
  • linens and towels
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Monetary donations are always welcome and needed.  Tax receipts are gratefully issued!
  • We no longer accept clothing donations.
CONTACT US TO DROP OFF ITEMS
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DONATIONS TO EMC

The Emily Murphy Centre is dedicated to helping women and children make a fresh start in a violence-free atmosphere. To help us achieve that goal, we rely on the generosity of our community supporters.

Below is a list of some of our most needed items

  • household items (dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, )
  • canned, boxed or frozen food
  • hygiene supplies
  • school supplies
  • books and toys in good condition
  • linens and towels
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Monetary donations are always welcome and needed.  Tax receipts are gratefully issued!
  • We no longer accept clothing donations.
CONTACT US TO DROP OFF ITEMS
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DO YOU LOVE VOLUNTEERING?

We are always looking for dedicated and caring individuals who wish to offer their time and energy to the community. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Rebecca Price (519) 273-7350 ext 29 for more information:

  • Special Events
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Children’s Group
  • General Repairs and Maintenance
  • Office Assistance
  • Board of Directors
  • Fundraising Committee

Supervised Access – For information regarding volunteering with the Supervised Access Programs of Huron and Perth, please contact the Program Coordinator at (519) 508-6101. Volunteers with the SAP program monitor and supervise visits and exchanges of children between custodial and non-custodial parents.

I'M INTERESTED IN HELPING
 
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DO YOU LOVE VOLUNTEERING?

We are always looking for dedicated and caring individuals who wish to offer their time and energy to the community. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Rebecca Price (519) 273-7350 ext 29 for more information:

  • Special Events
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Children’s Group
  • General Repairs and Maintenance
  • Office Assistance
  • Board of Directors
  • Fundraising Committee

Supervised Access – For information regarding volunteering with the Supervised Access Programs of Huron and Perth, please contact the Program Coordinator at (519) 508-6101. Volunteers with the SAP program monitor and supervise visits and exchanges of children between custodial and non-custodial parents.

I'M INTERESTED IN HELPING
 
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DO YOU LOVE VOLUNTEERING?

We are always looking for dedicated and caring individuals who wish to offer their time and energy to the community. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Rebecca Price (519) 273-7350 ext 29 for more information:

  • Special Events
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Children’s Group
  • General Repairs and Maintenance
  • Office Assistance
  • Board of Directors
  • Fundraising Committee

Supervised Access – For information regarding volunteering with the Supervised Access Programs of Huron and Perth, please contact the Program Coordinator at (519) 508-6101. Volunteers with the SAP program monitor and supervise visits and exchanges of children between custodial and non-custodial parents.

I'M INTERESTED IN HELPING
 

Mission Statements

EMC (Emily Murphy Centre)
To provide safe transitional housing and supportive services to women, with or without children, who have experienced violence.

SAP (Supervised Access Program)
To provide safe, neutral supervision to families.


Mission Statements

EMC (Emily Murphy Centre)
To provide safe transitional housing and supportive services to women, with or without children, who have experienced violence.

SAP (Supervised Access Program)
To provide safe, neutral supervision to families.