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  
Can meet with people in North Perth, call for details.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
Application Call or through refferral
Languages English ; Translation can be provided
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map 270 Freeland Dr
Stratford, ON N4Z 1G8
Intersection Freeland Dr. and Lorne Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration: 519-271-5310
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-8598
After Hours Phone 24 hrs: 519-271-5550
Fax 519-271-5313
Primary Contact Joanne Grimes, Family Court Support Worker, Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services; Phone: (Business) 519-271-5310 ext 18; Email:
Primary Executive Anne McDonnell, Executive Director, Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services; Phone: (Business) 519-271-5310 ext 12; Email:

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