Yellow Brick House

Service: Emergency Shelter

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Record #: NKT0896 Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2013
Record Details
DatesYear round
FundingUnited Way - York ; Ministry of Community and Social Services, United Way
Print MaterialPamphlet
Alternate NameFamily Court Support Worker Program ; FCSWP ; Project Hostel
Mailing Addressc/o Administration Office 
52 West Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 4 
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9
Office PhoneAdmin: 905-709-0900 * Shelter: 905-727-1944 * Outreach counselling Services 1-877-222-8438 * Donations 905-709-0900
Fax905-709-1308
Crisis Phone1-800-263-3247 * 905-727-1944 (Emergency Shelter)
Toll Free PhoneAdmin:1-800-263-2231 * Shelter:1-800-263-3247 * Outreach Counselling Services: 1-877-222-8438 * Donations: 1-800-263-2231 
E-mailinfo@yellowbrickhouse.org
Websitewww.yellowbrickhouse.org
Executive 1Lorris Herenda, Executive Director
Areas ServedYork Region
IntersectionLeslie and 16th Avenue
HoursMon-Fri 9-4:30 pm * Mon-Sun 24 hours (Shelter)
LanguagesAmerican Sign Language (ASL) ; Arabic ; Chinese - Cantonese ; Dutch ; English ; French ; German ; Italian ; Russian ; Spanish ; Gujarati ; Mandarin ; Croatian ; Dari ; Farsi ; Fijian ; Kurdish ; Serbian  
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth, Adults, Seniors, Women * Clients requesting admission to the shelter must be in crisis  
 
Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
ApplicationCall for information
FeesNone
DescriptionEmergency housing shelter for women and their children * 24 hour crisis line * crisis intervention * provide help finding housing and employment * referrals made to appropriate agencies * information, programs and speakers on relevant issues available * programs and assistance for children who may witness abuse in the home and family * individual child counselling * support group * counselling and legal support services * public education * volunteer program * PHASE 2 HOUSING: Available only through previous residence of Yellow Brick House  
 
RETA'S PLACE is a second- stage apartment building * houses ex-residents of Yellow Brick House * length of stay is six months * provide residents leaving the shelter with an apartment unit which rents below market rates * provide the family with an opportunity to set and achieve goals * promote independent living * phone 905-726-2811 or 1-888-272-2219 
 
Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in documenting the history of abuse for family court proceedings * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate
SubjectsAssaulted women ; Counselling ; Education ; Legal services ; Shelters
Block Update EmailsNo