Community Support Services

 

Direct Accountability at College Park Court

This program provides alternatives to prosecution for individuals charged with minor criminal offences.

If you are at College Park Court and need help, please contact the Court Support Volunteer in the office outside courtroom 506 or call (416) 598-3135 Monday to Friday.


Court Support

Volunteers provide practical and emotional support to women and their families navigating court systems. Our volunteers assist with referrals, information, and resources. We also provide free snacks, clothing, and personal hygiene products to women who have been released on bail.

If you are appearing at College Park Court and need support, please contact the Court Support Volunteer in the office outside courtroom 506 or call (416) 598-3135 Monday to Friday.

If you are incarcerated and looking to arrange support prior to your appearance, please call 1-855-924-3708

The Market Place

The Market Place is a FREE personalized shopping experience for women who are marginalized, particularly those who have been recently released from incarceration. Volunteers help shoppers choose outfits and build confidence. Volunteers also provide emotional support connecting women to relevant resources.

The Market Place is open to Elizabeth Fry Toronto clients and residences Monday to Wednesday by appointment. On Thursdays, we open the Market Place for drop-in appointments from 10:00-3:00- anyone in need is welcome to shop.

For more information call 1-855-924-3708

 

Talk and Listen Phone Line

Getting access to information and resources while in prison is challenging - our Talk & Listen volunteers are here to help. We work with callers as they navigate the criminal justice system by offering information and resources related to legal information, housing, mental health services, reintegration, release planning, and more - all with a listening and compassionate ear. Please note, we do not make third party calls, or call on anyone’s behalf.

Give us a toll-free call from Monday to Thursday from 9:30-4:00pm 1-855- 924-3708.

Social-Recreational Program at Vanier Centre for Women

Volunteers offer bi-weekly social programming and help organize recreational events for women incarcerated at Vanier. Volunteers also provide women with information and resources about Elizabeth Fry Toronto and other supports available to them in the community.