Community Support 

Elizabeth Fry Toronto supports women in the community to navigate  the court systems, engage in alternatives to prosecution, socialize while incarcerated, and increase access to resources.  

 

Direct Accountability Program at College Park Court

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

 

Court Support Programs at College Park Court

Community volunteers provide practical and emotional support to women going through the court system.

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.

 

Social-Recreational Program at Vanier Centre for Women

Community volunteers provide social supports and organize recreational events for women in the institution.

 

Adelaide CHAT ROOM

Every Friday morning at Adelaid Resource Centre for Women, low-barriered women come together to talk and give each other support. Participants suggest topics of discussion- so we talk about anything you like. If you want to increase your confidence to share with others, learn new ideas, and meet new women, contact Cynthia Richards at 416 924-3708 ext. 244 or best@efrytoronto.org to see if this program is right for you. 

 

Market Place

Being involved in the criminal justice system often leaves you in need of basic neccessities, We have a Market Place stocked with new clothes and personal care items. Speak to you Elizabeth Fry Toronto counsellor and you can visit the Market Place anytime to pick up what you need. If you are not a client here, no problem, the Market Place is open to the public through scheduled appointments on Fridays. Call Rushel to book a time to visit the Market Place 416 924-3708 ext. 255.

 

Talk and Listen Phone Line

Talk and Listen is a volunteer lead support line provided by women for women in conflict with the law. Our trained volunteers understand the mental and emotional stress of navigating the justice system and the long-term effects. Callers have accessed Talk and Listen for an array of support including:

  • Support for domestic abuse
  • Referral to services
  • Access to resources
  • Bail Program
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Housing and emergency shelter needs

 Let's Talk. Call us at 1-855- 924-3708

 

Sometimes the company we keep can have serious, everlasting consequences that alter the course of our life. Charlie found out the hard way that her partner did not have the best of intentions after she was arrested for holding on to his gun. Luckily, Charlie was strong enough to turn her situation around.  Charlie took full advantage of programs available when she was at Grand Valley Institute, and that hard work paid off upon her arrival to the Phyllis Haslam Residence at Elizabeth Fry Toronto. 

Upon her release, Charlie had a job lined up in a field she was passionate about, and has been working hard to save money so she can support herself when she is granted her full parole. Most importantly, Charlie has reconnected with old friends. By surrounding herself with positive influences who are as invested in her success as she is, it reminds Charlie that life always moves forward.