Thank you to the Mayor’s Community Development Fund

Whitby Mayor and the Community Development Fund donating cheque to Luke's Place

Town of Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell and the Community Development Fund Committee Members presenting their grant to Luke’s Place

Luke’s Place was delighted to have Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell and Grant Committee members visit our agency last week.

On behalf of The Town of Whitby Mayor’s Community Development Fund, they delivered a cheque for $5,000 that will help provide critical family law support services to Whitby women and children who have left an abusive relationship.

Demand for our services grows annually and last year it increased by 40%. In 2016, Luke’s Place served 91 women and children in Whitby alone and a total of 633 families across Durham Region.

We are thankful for this funding which will provide women one-on-one sessions with Legal Support Workers and trained volunteers, including lawyers providing summary legal advice.

Luke’s Place services also include safety planning, court accompaniment, trauma recovery, help with legal documents and group support.