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
E-Mail info@yellowbrickhouse.org
Website www.yellowbrickhouse.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ybhrebuildinglives
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/rebuildinglives
Primary Contact Lorris Herenda, Executive Director; Phone: ext 2224; Email: lorrish@yellowbrickhouse.org
Alternate Contact Marie Lang, Manager, Direct Services; Phone: ext 2262; Email: mariel@yellowbrickhouse.org
Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Powers, Community Resource Coordinator; Phone: ext 2252; Email: volunteering@yellowbrickhouse.org
Primary Executive Lorris Herenda
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. 
 
Creative Arts Program  
 
Handle with Care© parenting program  
 
Let’s Talk Child Witness Program: 10-week program for kids age 4-15 to talk about their experiences in a safe, supportive environment 
 
Mothers in Mind© program: for moms of infants and toddlers * both mother and child attend program 
 
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 
 
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 nine 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 * "Understanding Unhealthy Relationships - Facilitator Training" module available on website which teaches participants how to facilitate discussion with youth about abuse 
 
Workplace training Bill 168, Workplace lunch and learn series
Hours Office hours Mon 9 am-7:30 pm, Tues-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Shelters & Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Dates Year round
Areas Served York Region ; Will admit women and children from outside York Region into shelters if there is space and if they are able to transport themselves
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth, Adults, Seniors, Women * Clients requesting admission to the shelter must be in crisis and experiencing domestic violence or abuse * Minimum age of 16 for shelter eligibility for women but no minimum age for dependents accompanying women
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
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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