Our newly developed CARE program is a family-centered initiative designed to provide holistic support and intervention, through targeted and consistent mentorship and peer-support, for under-served children and caregivers who have been affected by familial incarceration.
The program focuses on providing family members with a safe space to build and nurture their relationships with each other, peers with similar experiences, and their community-at-large. Following a needs assessment and program evaluation of our Family Visitation and Peer Mentorship programs, CARE was built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of caregivers of children with a parent involved in the justice system and their children; CARE is currently the only program in Toronto providing this level of comprehensive familial support.
The weekly program runs every Tuesday from 6:00-9:00pm at
Driftwood Community Recreation Centre (4401 Jane St.) and includes:
The program is 100% free, child-minding is provided on-site, and tokens are available for those in need.
If you are caring for a child with a parent who is currently involved in the justice system in any way,
please contact Jessica Reid at 647-627-1171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register!