“I was lost. I did not know how to deal with the family law system. Luke’s Place was there for me every step of the way!”
– Luke’s Place Client
Chances are you know a friend, a neighbour, a co-worker or relative who needs our services right now.
This year alone, hundreds of women in Durham Region who have experienced abuse sought help from Luke’s Place. We helped them build brighter futures for themselves and their children. Leaving the abuser is just their first, courageous step.
Were you aware?
- On average, 1 woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner every 6 days.
- 50% of domestic fatalities occur within 2 months of leaving an abusive relationship.
- 75% of the women who come to Luke’s Place are without legal representation.
We equip women and their children with the safety planning, legal guidance and resources they need to move on to lives free of abuse.
If left to legally fend for themselves without resources or representation, most women will struggle through family court only to emerge with orders that keep neither them nor their children safe.
They are frequently burdened with post-separation abuse, unsafe custody arrangements, poor financial outcomes and uncertainty.
Expanding our reach
Because of our success in Durham Region, our expertise is wanted throughout Ontario.
Luke’s Place supports over 1,000 service providers around the province with comprehensive training and resources.
Sharing our specialized model enables us to reach thousands more women and children in rural and remote areas far beyond our neighbourhood.
With the partnership of our generous donors we help transform many lives. The number of families seeking our support is growing.
Your contributions will bring women and children one step closer to empowerment, better legal outcomes and brighter futures.
Please give generously so we can offer a lifeline out of violence – with safety planning, family law expertise, resources and hope – free of charge to thousands of women and children.
Learn more about why your donation matters. Read our case for support: Build Brighter Futures.
Donate online now. Register to become a monthly donor and provide support to families year-round.
We also welcome cheques by mail payable to Luke’s Place:
PO Box 54040
8 King St. East
Your donation will change lives. Perhaps even save them.
On behalf of Luke’s Place and the courageous women and children we serve, thank you.