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Community Support Services for Women & Children

Available as part of Good Shepherd’s Women’s Services; Violence Against Women Community Counselling, Child & Youth Counselling, Wellness Program, Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF), Legal Advocate, Family Court Support Worker, Good Shepherd Health Clinic, Comfort Foot Care.

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COVID-19 Notice: Women’s Service Wellness Program: Programming is being offered as a combination of virtual and in-person with physical distancing measures in place

Available as part of Good Shepherd’s Women’s Services:

  • Violence Against Women community counselling
  • Child & youth counselling
  • Wellness program
  • Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)
  • Legal advocate
  • Family Court support worker
  • Good Shepherd Health Clinic
  • Comfort Foot Care

Second Stage Services

Good Shepherd Second Stage Services offer furnished, affordable housing to both single women and women with children for up to one year. Supports are geared to creating greater physical, emotional and financial stability in the aftermath of violence and abuse.

Transitional and Housing Support Program

Transitional and housing support workers help women and their children access services to establish violence and abuse-free lives in the community.

Family Court Support Program

The Family Court Support Worker provides assistance and support to women who are navigating the Family Court system. Support includes, but is not limited to, accompaniment to legal appointments and court; referrals to a lawyer or Legal Aid; advocacy; document review; and document completion.

If you would like to share feedback regarding your experience with the Family Court Support Worker program please email Tessa Mcfadzean at TMcfadzean@gsch.ca

If you are French speaking and require additional supports and services beyond court support, contact:
Centre de Santé Communautaire

Other Women’s Services Crisis Lines

Fem’aid – 1.877.336.2433
Inasmuch House – 905.529.8600
Interval House of Hamilton – 905.387.8881
Native Women’s Centre – 905.664.1114
Sexual Assault Centre – 905.525.4162

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