We believe an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. We are working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality.

We are the product of a merger between London’s Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, to provide improved services to our community.

Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.

All of the services available through Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London will still be available with improvements, including improved accessibility, streamlined service, more service options at our four sites, improved services for children, enhanced sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour helpline.

We believe a future without violence is possible.

November is Women Abuse Prevention Month


  1. Wear purple and talk about this issue with family and friends
  2. Purchase a purple scarf at Mine101 (900 Oxford St E)
  3. Make a donation to Anova


You can help us reach our goal is to raise $5,647 during November – Woman Abuse Prevention month!

Each year, our two shelters with 67 beds provide safety and support free of charge around the clock to an average of 480 women and children who have nowhere else to turn.

Make a tax deductible donation of $85 to support our Women Abuse Prevention Month CanadaHelps Campaign page to sponsor the cost to feed one woman or child in shelter for the month of November.

In return you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re supporting a haven from family violence and abuse and the lives of so many! Donations will directly support Anova’s (formerly Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London) two 24-hour emergency shelters located in London, Ontario.

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Women’s Community House

For over 39 years, Women’s Community House has been providing around the clock support and service to over 28,000 women and children in crisis. Support is focused on four main areas – a 24h Abused Women’s helpline, emergency short-term shelters for abused women and their children, second stage housing where abused women and children can stay for up to one year, and traditional outreach services for women.

Visit the Women’s Community House Website

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Sexual Assault Centre London

Sexual Assault Centre London provides services to survivors of sexual violence in London and Middlesex County. Women and men who have experienced sexual violence often suffer in silence because they are afraid of not being believed or that they are they were responsible for the violation. SACL creates safe spaces for survivors to break their silence.

Visit the Sexual Assault Centre London Website