Elizabeth Fry Toronto

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 416-924-3708
Toll Free Phone 1-855-924-3708
Fax 416-924-3367
E-Mail info@efrytoronto.org
Website www.efrytoronto.org
Located In Community Toronto Downtown East
Address & Map
215 Wellesley St E
Toronto, ON M4X 1G1
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Intersection Sherbourne St and Wellesley St E
Contact Information
Primary Contact Kelly Potvin, Executive Director; Phone: 416-924-3708 ext 256; Email: kpotvin@efrytoronto.org
Alternate Contact Lemoi Peters, Executive Assistant; Phone: 416-924-3708 ext 246; Email: lpeters@efrytoronto.org
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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Court Programs -- alternative to the normal court process * allows offenders to get their charge withdrawn and avoid a criminal conviction * involves community work, shoplifting workshops, charitable donations * for women and men * must be at least 16 years of age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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * some evening programs * after hours -- telephone answered Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Toronto
Eligibility 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
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
Languages English ; interpreters for other languages
Fees Fees for some programs * Partner Assault Response -- sliding scale
Other Details
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall