Margaret Laurence House (MLH) is a community-based second stage program for women who are leaving an abusive intimate relationship and who have their children in their care at least 50% of the time. MLH provides housing, support, counselling and advocacy. Women will be considered for admission through self-referral or referral from other agencies.
We believe that all individuals have a basic human right to live in a non-violent world. Our role is to provide a safe place where women’s values are accepted and respected. In keeping with this philosophy, we believe women have the right to direct their own lives. As a result they determine the extent of their involvement in the program and can access support as needed. We provide advocacy, referrals, individual counselling, and group support structured around topics chosen by residents.