Group sessions

We currently offer three different group sessions for women. To register, or for more information, please contact 905.728.0978 ext. 228 or email admin @ lukesplace.ca.

Early Information Sessions

Timing:

  • one two-hour session
  • offered every two weeks

These sessions are for women who…

  • are in the early stages of their family law process, and
  • may or may not have a lawyer

What these sessions provide:

  • answers to common questions about the family law process
  • tips on navigating the family law system
  • safety planning
  • an information package
  • information about other services offered by Luke’s Place and in the community

Legal Information Workshops

Timing:

  • workshops run weekly in Spring and Fall on various legal topics such as working with your lawyer, completing financial statements, restraining orders, applying for custody
  • participate in one, some, or all of the workshops

These sessions are for women who…

  • are involved in a family court case
  • want to become “family law literate”
  • may or may not have a lawyer

Delivered by a family law lawyer and a legal support worker, these sessions provide:

  • information on the family court process
  • tips on positive relationships with lawyers
  • tips on completing family court forms
  • an information package

Family Law Networking Groups

Timing:

  • weekly meetings

These sessions are for women who…

  • have left an abusive relationship
  • are involved or may become involved in a family court case
  • would like some ongoing support

This is a peer support group that provides:

  • an opportunity to share strategies and information about navigating the family law process
  • emotional support from other women in similar situations
  • a trained facilitator who guides discussion and can offer referrals

Topics that may be covered include:

  • the impact of abuse on children
  • helping children cope with separation and divorce
  • setting boundaries
  • becoming more assertive
  • the challenges of co-parenting
  • self care and self esteem

For more information on any of these groups, please contact 905.728.0978 ext. 228 or email admin@lukesplace.ca.

These services are available thanks to the support of…

Status of Women - Government of Canada Ontario Government