Yellow Brick House

Site: Richmond Hill - Administration Office

Service: Emergency Shelter, Counselling & Support Services

Record Details
Alternate Name Project Hostel
Office Phone Admin: 905-709-0900 ; Shelter: 905-727-1944 ; Outreach Counselling & Support Services 1-877-222-8438 ; Donations 905-709-0900
Toll Free Phone Admin:1-800-263-2231 ; Shelter: 1-800-263-3247 ; Outreach Counselling Services: 1-877-222-8438 ; Donations: 1-800-263-2231
TTY Phone Crisis Line: 905-751-1712
Crisis Phone 1-800-263-3247 ; 905-727-1944 (Emergency Shelter)
Fax 905-709-1308
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Primary Contact Phone: 905-709-0900; Fax: 905-709-1308
Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Powers, Community Resource Coordinator, Yellow Brick House; Phone: 905-709-0900 ext 2252; Fax: 905-709-1308; Email:
Primary Executive Lorris Herenda, Executive Director; Phone: 905-709-0900 ext 2224
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; United Way - GTA and York Region ; Ministry of Community and Social Services; Ministry of Child and Youth Services, Ministry of the Attorney General; United Way
Description (Service) Services include 2 emergency shelters, second-stage housing, and a variety of outreach services * also offers public education and prevention programs as well as volunteer opportunities. 
When Love Hurts 10-week program to help women understand the patterns of abuse, recognize how it affects them and explore ways to regain self-esteem and confidence 
Mothers in Mind© program for moms of infants and toddlers 
Let’s Talk Child Witness Program: 10-week program for kids age 4-15 to talk about their experiences in a safe, supportive environment 
Children's Art therapy  
Emergency Shelters: for women and their children * 2 shelters in York Region offering 41 beds and 10 cribs combined * 24 hour crisis line * crisis intervention  
Reta's Place: second- stage apartment building * houses women transitioning from a Yellow Brick House shelters * length of stay is six months * provide residents leaving the shelter with an apartment unit which rents below market rates * provides the family with an opportunity to set and achieve goals * promotes independent living  
Outreach Services: include individual counselling for women and children * "When Love Hurts" women's support groups * "Let's Talk" child witness program * legal support program * transitional counselling and housing support 
Public Education & Prevention program: raises awareness of prevalence and effects of domestic and dating violence * presentations delivered to schools (Schools for Change), service groups, organizations, and corporations  
Workplace training Bill 168, Workplace lunch and learn series
Hours Mon 9 am - 7:30 pm, Tues-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Mon-Sun 24 hours (Shelters & Crisis Line)
Dates Year round
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Youth, Adults, Seniors, Women * Clients requesting admission to the shelter must be in crisis * Minimum age of 16 for shelter eligibility for women but no minimum age for dependents accompanying women
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Dari ; Dutch ; Farsi ; Fijian ; German ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Hungarian ; Italian ; Kurdish ; Ndebele ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Russian ; Serbian ; Spanish ; Urdu ; Zulu ; Garhwali
Fees None - None for front line services ; Fees applicable for Public Education programming
Located In Community Richmond Hill
Address & Map
Administration Office
52 West Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9
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Intersection Leslie St and 16th Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Services on main floor. Ramp provided at entrance when needed ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ; Counselling for Children Affected by Domestic Violence ; Domestic Violence Hotlines ~ Abused Women ; Domestic Violence Shelters ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention
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