everyone deserves a second chance

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario is dedicated to addressing the needs of criminalized persons, or those at risk of becoming criminalized, and in particular, the circumstances of women and girls in the criminal justice system.


Erica received kindness and support in her recovery

“I am someone’s daughter, I am a mother, I am curious and can be unhealthy at times. I am a recovering addict;  I am sensitive and funny, creative and unique, but most of all I am human and am learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes” 

 Women receive compassion and knowledge to create a fresh start

“I might have been a statistic… The Elizabeth Fry Society staff were holding my hand all the way through this process. They gave me food and toiletries for my fresh start. I don’t know what I would have done without them.”



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