Who we are

The Shield of Athena is a non-profit organization for victims of family violence. We offer emergency shelter and professional services to women and their children. Our support, intervention and prevention services are culturally and linguistically adapted to meet the needs of many of Montreal's major ethnocultural communities.


We offer three integrated services:

  • Our offices, located in Laval and Montréal, offer multilingual services by professional social workers, trained cultural intermediaries and supervised law students 
  • Our shelter, Athena’s House, provides emergency housing to women and their children 24/7, in a safe and empowering environment
  • Across Montreal and Laval, our community outreach program provides information to men and women in their own languages

The Shield is a registered charity.