Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services

Site: Stratford

Service: Child and Youth Services

Record #: PER2078
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Mar 2023


Description (Service)

Optimism Place's Children's Services Program can provide crisis intervention and supportive counselling for children and their mothers. For children, this may focus on their feelings, the family changes they have experienced, and the abuse they have witnessed. For mothers, we provide education on how their child has been impacted by witnessing the abuse, as well as parenting support and skill development. The Children's Services Program can provide individual and group support to children who have been witness to woman abuse on an outreach basis. This service is open to children who may or may not have lived at the shelter.

Service Details


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Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Women who have experienced violence and their children 4-16 years.

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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
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-8598
Crisis Phone 519-271-5550
Fax 519-271-5313
E-Mail sally@optimismplace.com
Website www.optimismplace.com/
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimismPlaceWomensShelter
Primary Contact Sally Chaffe, Child and Youth Services Coordinator; Phone: 519-271-5310 Ext 111; Email: sally@optimismplace.com
Alternate Contact Jasmine Clark, Executive Director; Phone: 519-271-5310 Ext 112; Email: jasmine@optimismplace.com

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