Family Law Resource Room

Brown hands with pen and paper

We welcome women to our Family Law Resource Room. It’s a safe and private workspace to prepare court documents, complete legal research and attend virtual court.

Located in a secure area in our organization, the Resource Room offers a library of specialized resources, a phone line, computers, a scanner, a webcam 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.

One of our Legal/Family Court Support Workers, law students or a volunteer can assist you in finding reference material, completing court forms and using special software that will make it a little easier to get your family’s history down on paper.

To access the Resource Room

Book the Resource Room with your Legal/Family Court Support Worker. If you are new to our services, call us at 905.728.0978, ext. 235 or toll-free at 1.866.516.3116, or email us to book an appointment.

Resources available

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


We use the term women to include all self-identified women (including two-spirited, cisgender or transgender women) 16 years of age and older.

Resources for women