Need help now? Call our 24/7 crisis support line 807-345-0450 or 1-800-465-6971 or text us at 807-700-5011

About us

Our History

The Faye Peterson House is a program of Crisis Homes Inc., a registered, non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1983. The ongoing support given to the House by individuals and groups is gratefully acknowledged. By working together we can end violence against survivors and their children.

The Faye Peterson House is a supportive place where a survivor can consider all their options and make decisions for themselves.  Faye Peterson Transition House offers:


  • Safe and secure shelter for survivors and children who have left or leaving abusive situations
  • 24 hour, 7 days a week crisis line and counsellors
  • Sexual violence services & supports
  • Services for Trans/Transmasculine People
  • Emergency clothing for survivors and their children
  • Confidential counselling
  • Information and referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Follow-up services
  • Education on violence. (Speakers available upon request.)

Crisis Homes Inc.

AGM 2022

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AGM 2017

Six principles of Interpersonal Mindfulness…

The 6 Principles of Interpersonal Mindfulness

OPENNESS – v. – To unfold or expand, as a blossom, so as to reveal the interior.

EMPATHY – n. – The power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.

COMPASSION – n. – A sense of deep empathy combined with a strong desire to alleviate another’s suffering.

LOVING-KINDNESS – ”A boundless kind of love that softens the heart and can be compared to the sun, the moon, or the stars, as it shines on all living beings without distinction, separation, or prejudice” – Elisha Goldstein

SYMPATHETIC JOY – “Learning to feel joy for others can help transform our own suffering and self-centeredness into joy. ” – author unknown

EQUANIMITY – n. – Mental or emotional stability or composure esp. under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.

Sister Shelters

Here is a list of our Sister Shelters in northern Ontario & Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario

Atikokan Rainy River District Shelter of Hope

Tel: 807-597-6908

Toll Free: 1-800-465-3348

Fax: 807-597-6910


Big Trout Lake Kitchenuhmaykoosib Equaygamik

Tel: 807-537-2242

Fax: 807-537-2308

Dryden Hoshizaki House

Tel: 807-223-3226

Toll Free: 1-800-465-7221

Fax: 1-807-223-6725



Fort Hope Mang-otawin Eabametoong First Nation

Tel: 807-242-1212

Toll Free: 1-800-561-6069

Fax: 807-242-1277

Geraldton Geraldton Family Resource Centre

Tel: 807-854-1529

Toll Free: 1-800-363-4588

Fax: 807-854-1947


Kenora Saakaate House

Tel: 807-468-5491

Toll Free: 1-800-465-1117

Fax: 807-468-7870


Marathon Marjorie House

Tel: 807-229-2223

Crisis Line & TTY: 807-229-2222

Toll Free: 1-800-465-3307

Fax: 807-229-2282



Red Lake New Starts for Women

Tel: 807-727-2820

Crisis Line: 807-727-3303

Toll Free: 1-800-565-5368

Fax: 807-727-2487



Sioux Lookout First Step Women’s Shelter

Tel: 807-737-1438

Crisis Line: 1-800-465-3623

Fax: 807-737-3177



Thunder Bay Beendigen Inc.

Tel: 807-344-9579

Crisis Line: 807-346-4357

Toll Free: 1-888-200-9997

Fax: 807-622-2240


Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario website:


Shelters in Canada