The Shelter for Battered Women and Children is a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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Your Safety

Child Protection

  • Child Guidance Clinic – 1 (868) 726-1324
  • National Family Services Division – 1 (868) 624-8218 or 627-1163
  • Families in Action – 1 (868) 622-6952/622-5365/628-2333
  • Children's Authority
  • ChildLine – 800-4321






Get Help Now

  • 1 (868) 800-SAVE – Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline
  • Police – 999
  • Rape Crisis Hotline – 1 (868) 627-7273
  • Legal Aid – 1 (868) 625-0454
  • Family Court – 1 (868) 627-8716/623-2631/624-1307
  • The Children’s Authority Hotline Numbers – 996 / 1 (868) 800-2014
  • Victim and Witness Support – 1 (868) 624-8853

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Domestic Violence is any behaviour by a person in a co-habitation relationship, usually one family member against another, which threatens or endangers the personal, mental or physical wellbeing or security of another..

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Our Services

The Shelter serves the Trinidad and Tobago community through a comprehensive series of treatment and prevention services.

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Latest News

Tea for Charity
Tea for Charity
June 28, 2017

The Shelter for Battered Women and Children will be holding its annual Tea Fund-raiser on Friday as part of its ongoing activities to raise funds for the services it provides to women and children who have been victims of physical and emotionial abuse.

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Internationl Women’s Day 2017
Internationl Women’s Day 2017
March 08, 2017

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, The Shelter wishes for all women that the men in their lives teach their sons, by example, to always show respect to all women, to express gratitude for the nurturing they provide and to honour the contribution they make to enrich the world.

Condem Violence and Abuse against Women
Condem Violence and Abuse against Women
February 15, 2016

All across Trinidad and Tobago too many women have sought and continue to seek safety against violence and abuse.

Welcome to the new Shelter website!
Welcome to the new Shelter website!
May 26, 2015

As with the previous site, we’ve sought through this digital medium to provide an avenue for promoting awareness of The Shelter as a safe haven for victims of abuse as well as offering useful information on matters related to domestic violence.