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The Bridge

Site: Mobile Service

Service: The Bridge Halton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-522-0283
Fax 905-522-7318
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Primary Contact Bonnie Shaw, Administrative Assistant, The Bridge: From Prison to Community; Email:
Alternate Contact Bonnie Barlow, Community Engagement Coordinator; Phone: (Cell) 905-308-2974; Email:
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) Reintegration and reconciliation program for formally incarcerated people and their families through advocacy, education and restorative practices
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Fanis Juma-Radstake, Executive Director; Phone: 905-522-0283 * 905-512-0468; Fax: 905-522-7318; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Grants ; Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Reintegration and reconciliation program for individuals and their families through advocacy, education and restorative practices 
Services include: 
Discharge Planning: staff meet with clients to assist in developing a post release plan 
* system navigation and intensive case management services are available to clients for up to two years  
* includes housing and employment services 
Drop-In Counselling: staff meet one-to-one with clients 
* focused on overcoming the obstacles to reintegration 
* free to individuals with a history of contact with the criminal justice system 
* recognizes the value of family and friends in the reintegration of ex- offenders 
Outreach: staff is available to meet clients where they are in the community 
Peer Mentorship: support clients with their needs and reintegration goals by engaging in recreational outings 
* mentors help decrease stigma, minimizing isolation and reduce the barriers of oppression
Hours Staff hours are flexible 
* one-on-one counselling available by appointment
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) - -Wentworth
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Currently incarcerated and planning to return to reside in Halton or have returned to reside in Halton after a period of incarceration  
* with past criminal justice system involvement 
* with criminal justice system involvement seeking specialized, non-judgmental reintegration case management or counselling services 
Families and support persons of criminalized men seeking to help with reintegration
Application Self or agency referral accepted * referral form available
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
319 Barton St
Hamilton, ON L8L 2X6
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Intersection Victoria Ave N and Barton St E
Physical Access Not Applicable - mobile service
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Ex-Offenders ; Ex-Offender Counselling ~ Men ; Ex-Offender Reentry Programs ~ Men

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