Elizabeth Fry Toronto provides a broad range of counselling services to women who are, have been, or are at risk of conflict with the law, both in the community and institutions. Our counsellors work from a women-centered, non-judgmental approach and utilize a counselling model that integrates the individual needs and concerns of our clients.
Counselling is available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all individual services are free of charge. Call intake, 416 924-3708, to access all services.
Healing from Abuse & Trauma Services
Provide individualize counselling and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse of any sort including: domestic assault, childhood abuse, sexual abuse and abuse in the context of cults and child pornography as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The service assists women to establish a sense of physical and psychological safety and wellness while helping to bring balance and hope back into their lives of our clients.
Reintegration Counselling Services
Provide one-to-one and group counselling for women on provincial probation and parole. Using a harm reduction framework, clients are provided with the skills and resources necessary to develop alternatives to theft, fraud, substance use behaviours, and poor decision-making.
Community General Counselling Services
Provide counselling supports to women in the community dealing with a broad range of social, economic and justice disadvantages. Through this service, women are provided with timely, accurate information pertaining to their legal rights, health and safety and alternatives to at risk behaviours.
Offer support to mothers reuniting with families post or during incarceration. This service also offers women information on how to discipline with love, provides strategies for building positive self-esteem in children and offers tools for effective communication with their children.
For our clients who need more in-depth and ongoing support. By internal referral only.
Partner Abuse Response (PAR)
PAR is an 12-week group program offering information, education and support to women charged in domestic violence situations. This is a fee-for-service program on a sliding scale. Participants examine their beliefs and attitudes toward domestic abuse and learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict.
PAR 48 hour Call-in Reporting Line, 416 924-3708 ext. 247
Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM)
Provides trauma informed counselling and psychoeducational supports for women in the criminal justice system who have experienced gender-based violence, focusing on rebuilding a safe and stable life for women to avoid further conflict with the law.