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At Alternatives for Women we provide Second Stage Housing and non-judgmental, supportive counselling from a feminist perspective. We advocate on behalf of women and children and we provide public education about the issues that concern women who have experienced domestic violence. 

All of our counselling services are free and confidential

PO Box 6206

Picton, On

K0K 2T0



24/7 Crisis Line


24/7 Text


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Our Board of Directors

The Alternatives for Women Board of Directors

Julie Watson

Executive Director

I began with Alternatives for Women in the Admin/Housing Coordinator role and am proud to now be the Executive Director. I am passionate about intersectional feminism and working towards a world without gender-based violence. I am committed to helping the women and children of this community, not only as the ED of this organization, but also as a resident of Prince Edward County myself. 

Emily Cowan


I decided to join the AFW Board to help address domestic violence and support women and families in my community. I work for the municipality and have an interest in policy and advocacy. 

Leah Morgan


As a past Executive Director of AFW with 20 years experience in the Violence Against Women sector, I am extremely passionate about women’s issues and ending gender-based violence. I am inspired by the positive impact AFW has on our community, and the resilience/courage of the women they serve. I am now the Executive Director of Victim Services and appreciate AFW’s collaborative approach to service delivery. 

Dee Hazel

Kiosan Committee Chair

I have a background in healthcare and caring in general. I volunteer with AFW because it makes my world bigger. 

Gillian White


Driven by a desire to advocate, raise awareness in the community, and support women and children, I joined the Alternatives for Women Board. When I am not busy working in the Financial Services sector, you can find me enjoying my garden and walking my dog on my property in Prince Edward County.
Peta Hall


I am involved with the support and development of women to reach their full potential, whether in the third world or our own community.

Lynne Godfroy


Lynne Godfroy, past Director of Business Development and Head of Client Relations for Canada’s largest entertainment insurance specialist, is a highly regarded executive and entrepreneur known for innovative leadership and strategic development. Her work with women in animation in India and other international entrepreneurial initiatives gained her recognition as an ‘Entrepreneur of Note’ from the UN. It has been her great pleasure to support women’s growth wherever possible, believing that strength comes from understanding. Lynne is honoured to assist AFW as a board director.

Erin Richmond


I am passionate about advocating for the rights and safety of all women and children. I joined the Alternatives for Women board to be involved in and support efforts to eliminate domestic violence in our community. I am a former secondary school teacher, and currently work in landscaping and psychotherapy.  I believe this organization is imperative to the safety and healing of women who are affected by domestic violence in our community.