TOGETHER OVERCOMING DARKNESS & DESPAIR
We believe that helping is healing. We strive for meaningful changes that create no more victims and hold people accountable.
We offer support and advocate for all people impacted by crime and incarceration.
We offer information and resource sharing, supported referrals, a weekly support group, court accompaniment and court support, visit transportation, confidential support and advocacy for those impacted by crime and incarceration.
To provide a safe environment where those impacted can share their journey and seek comfort.
To advocate for the humane and effective treatment of victims, prisoners and their loved ones.
To provide information about the Canadian criminal justice system.
To offer a connection to resources, support services, and the Canadian criminal justice system.
To work with others to better the lives of those in need of our services.
All of our services are culturally sensitive, with special consideration for Aboriginal people.
We are committed to helping in any way we can.
From some of our members:
” I became involved in the T.O.D.D support group when my family member entered the criminal justice system. There were many questions and not a lot of answers to be found. The support group offers answers, helps with support and brings people together dealing with the same problems that each person goes through while their family member is away. People from all walks of life are welcomed with open arms and treated with love and respect. Topics range from where to find support from agencies to the government. Each person brings their own ideas and views to the group to help others in their struggle to come to terms with their loss. This support group can save a lot of people from dealing with pain and loneliness by themselves. The more support you can offer the more you can achieve success.”
“I came away from attending the support group feeling a little less alone and a bit wiser on what to expect, going forward. I only wish I had started them at the beginning of this awful journey so I knew what to expect right from the outset of charges being laid.”
From our Founder: