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Corrections Programs

Release Planning

Elizabeth Fry Society Southern Ontario Region offers programming and support directly to women from the Hamilton and surrounding area when they are being released back into the community. This program provides women with comfort kits, non-perishable food items and gently used clothing. It also connects women to housing supports, community referrals and other community programming.

Taking Control: Making Healthy Choices

This is a 6 week open group format, which is offered in the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre focused on educating women about abuse issues.

A Woman's Journey

This program is a 9 module anger management program for women who have experienced abuse. The material focuses on self-esteem, anger styles, healthy steps to dealing with anger, journaling, boundaries, stress, self-care, abuse and healthy relationships.

Shoplifting Alternatives, Rehabilitation and Education (S.H.A.R.E.)

This program has 8 modules that addresses issues of a-typical and typical theft. The program material focuses on self-esteem, grief/loss, consequences of the criminal justice system, depression, communication and goal setting.

Opportunities for Women

This is an 8 week pre-contemplative closed group which helps women identify emotional obstacles in their lives and promotes healthy self-esteem.

Individual V.A.W. Counselling

This is a counselling program geared towards women who have experienced abuse, are in conflict with the law, or are at risk of coming into conflict. This program offers education, support, options, resources, advocacy, needs assessment, information on abuse, safety planning, community referrals and ongoing support.

Teen Esteem

This is an open group that teaches positive self-esteem and is offered at Dawn Patrol, a youth custody facility located in Hamilton, for young women ages 14-17 years old.

Domestic Violence Survival

This program has 5 modules examining issues women face when they experience domestic violence. Program material focuses on self-esteem, identifying controlling behaviours, guilt, safety, effects of abuse and self-empowerment.

Success Through Change

This program has 7 modules and examines different ways to manage emotions. The program material focuses on choosing change, grief, being mindful, working through conflict and challenging negative thinking.

Relapse Prevention

This program has 13 modules that explores methods of relapse prevention. The topics we address include problem solving, decision making, boundaries, triggers and warnings, post-acute withdrawal symptoms (P.A.W.S.), and developing a relapse prevention plan.

Anger Management

This is a 4 module program offering quick tips to managing anger. Program material explores causes of anger, developing an anger plan, resolving conflict productively and positive communication.

Breaking Free

This program is for survivors of domestic violence and has 10 modules. The program delves into identifying abuse, effects of abuse, decision making for leaving or staying, self-care, and community supports.

Women’s Trauma Healing

This is a 9 module program that explores the phases of healing from trauma. The topics discussed are safety planning, managing emotions, triggers, flashbacks, managing anger, self-esteem, healthy relationships and positive communication.

Are you interested in being a part of one of our programs?

Please call us at 905-527-3097 for more information or