Outreach and Transition Services

This program offers a wide range of support to women in the community who are experiencing abuse, have left abusive relationships recently or in the past, or who are considering leaving. There is no charge for service and childcare and interpreters can be arranged when necessary

The Transitional and Legal Support Program does not offer legal advice and is not intended to replace advice from a lawyer.

Our Services:

Transitional Support

·Risk assessment and safety planning for you and your children

·Connect with shelter if you need a place to stay

·Help finding a new place

·Help getting financial support

·Accompaniment, advocacy and referrals to social services, housing providers and community agencies

Legal Support

·Risk assessments and safety planning, especially related to court appearances

·Advocacy and information about family law procedures, processes and paperwork

·Assistance with recording the history of abuse for court documentation

·Referrals and advocacy with specialized services and community supports

·Accompaniment to family court proceedings and lawyers appointments

·Debriefing and discussing court outcomes

·Referral for two hour free legal consultation

·Help with Criminal Injuries Compensation (please link to this website http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/cicb/ )

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