Family law resource room

We welcome women to our Family Law Resource Room. It’s a safe and private work space to prepare court documents.

Located in a secure area in our organization, the Resource Room offers a library of specialized legal journals and software, a phone line, computers, a scanner, fax and printer/copier.

It contains books, flyers, reports, and dvd’s on many topics. Most items may be signed out for three weeks. Some resources are for reference only.

Booking time with our Resource Room will also give you access to a Legal Support Worker or a volunteer who can assist you in finding reference material and completing court forms.

To set up an appointment, call 905.728.0978 or email us.

Here are some of the topics covered in the material we have available:

Legal issues

  • child support
  • custody and access
  • divorce and separation
  • stalking and criminal harassment
  • immigration
  • legal aid
  • family court process
  • mediation and alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR)


  • parenting
  • impact of violence on children
  • child care

Recovering from abuse

  • violence in relationships and families
  • abusers
  • healthy relationships
  • self care
  • sexual assault/sexual abuse
  • cultural considerations
  • other health issues


  • government
  • in the Durham Region

Woman abuse research

  • community responses and protocols
  • reports and studies
  • social and public policies
  • surveys and statistics

The Family Law Resource Room is supported by the Calvin and Frances Hamm Foundation.