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Organization: Elizabeth Fry Toronto  
Phone Numbers: 416-924-3708
Toll-Free: 1-855-924-3708
Fax: 416-924-3367
Email: info@efrytoronto.org
Website: www.efrytoronto.org
Address:
215 Wellesley St E
Toronto, ON
M4X 1G1
Intersection: Sherbourne St and Wellesley St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * some evening programs * after hours -- telephone answered Mon-Sun 24 hours
Contacts: Kelly Potvin - Executive Director
416-924-3708 ext 256 * kpotvin@efrytoronto.org
Lemoi Peters - Executive Assistant
416-924-3708 ext 246 * lpeters@efrytoronto.org
Service Description: Transitional housing, community, court and outreach programs

Phyllis Haslam Residence
Transitional residence for women on parole * staffed 24 hours * individual and group counselling, practical assistance * referral and support to plan for release * capacity 14 * also 2 satellite apartments for independent community living, 1 for woman with a child

Community programs
Group and individual general counselling * probation and parole counselling including theft and fraud prevention, anger management * financial literacy * support provided through the following programs -- assessment required, TTC and child care provided as available * parenting programs * Healing from Abuse -- counselling for women who have experienced abuse * drug and alcohol counselling

Court Programs -- alternative to the normal court process * allows offenders to get their charge withdrawn and avoid a criminal conviction * involves community work, shoplifting workshops, charitable donations * for women and men * must be at least 16 years of age on the date of the alleged offence * charge must be a minor, first time criminal offence * referral from Crown Attorney * operates at the College Park court

Partner Abuse Response program -- 12 week group education and counselling program on domestic violence and non-abusive ways of resolving conflict * victims/partners of the offender provided with support including safety planning, referrals to community resources, and information on offender's progress

Outreach programs
BEST (Believing in Employment Success Training) -- pre-employment training program for women with criminal records * Work Safe Program -- counselling, support, education and referrals for sex workers

Volunteer programs
One-to-one support for residential and community clients * College Park Court Program -- practical assistance, support, information to women in and out of custody * Vanier Centre for Women -- recreation program, life skills

Fees: Fees for some programs * Partner Assault Response -- sliding scale
Application: Contact Access Worker * staff and volunteers visit correctional institutions regularly * private meetings can be arranged through correctional staff * accepts collect calls from prisons

Partner Assault Response program -- call to schedule an intake/assessment meeting
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Women 13 years and older who are, have been, or are at risk of coming into conflict with the law * Community Justice Program -- women and men * Partner Assault Response program -- women 18 years and older, ordered by the court to attend the program in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Durham Region, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Counselling - Personal, Family and Couple
Courts and Court Assistance
Criminal Justice Outreach
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Intimate Partner Violence Counselling

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