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

Temporary Closure of Intake at The Shelter Safe House for Renovations
Temporary Closure of Intake at The Shelter Safe House for Renovations
September 17, 2018

On Saturday the 15th September, 2018,  The Shelter for Battered Women and Children will temporarily close its residency intake programme to begin much-needed renovations to the safe house. However, administrative services including the counselling programme for women and children will continue to be offered to former residents.

International Women’s Day 2018
International Women’s Day 2018
March 08, 2018

In honour and unqualified respect for all women for their unselfish contribution to humanity, restless pursuit for fairness and equality in every sphere of endeavour, it is time women stand side by side in our collective effort to make the world a better, safer and welcoming place.

Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
February 15, 2018

Join Yvonne Webber, wife of the Australian High Commissioner for a Wine & Cheese Evening. In support of the Shelter - a Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence.


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.