Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services

Service: Family Court Support Program, Stratford

Record #: PER2029
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Mar 2023


Description (Service)

Provides information on the family court process, assistance in documenting the history of abuse for family court proceedings, referral to specialized services and supports in the community, safety planning, court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate, court documents, assistance with Legal Aid application, assistance finding a lawyer or access to legal advice, gathering and completing court papers, preparing evidence statements, understanding court outcomes. Provides access to community services and programs

Information on the family court process. Assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse and accessing Legal Aid). Referral to specialized services and supports in the community. Safety planning. Court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Available to meet with women throughout Perth County, call for details.

Service Details


Contact for details

Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up. Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process.

Contact or through referral

Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
270 Freeland Dr
Stratford, ON
Canada N4Z 1G8
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-271-5310 Ext 118
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-8598
After Hours Phone 519-271-5550, 24 Hours
Fax 519-271-5313
E-Mail joanne@optimismplace.com
Website www.optimismplace.com/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimismPlaceWomensShelter
Primary Contact Joanne Grimes, Manager of Legal and Transitional Services; Phone: 519-271-5310 Ext 118; Email: joanne@optimismplace.com
Alternate Contact Jasmine Clark, Executive Director; Phone: 519-271-5310 Ext 112; Email: jasmine@optimismplace.com

Agency Overview

My Perth Huron
Connect Youth Perth Huron
iVolunteer Perth Huron
United Way Perth Huron