Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin

Partner Assault Response Program

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Description & Services
Alternate Name PAR
Description Partner Assault Response Program (PAR) - 16 week specialized counselling/educational programs delivered by community-based agencies * agency staff also provide partners of participants with safety planning and referrals to community resources

Offers individual assessment and group counseling services for men in Peel Region and Dufferin County

The program also offers individual assessment and counseling for women in Dufferin County * program aims to encourage and support individuals to use respectful ways of relating within their intimate family relationships and to help them end their use of intimate partner violence

In Peel Region, offers three multilingual groups and one culturally-informed group serving men from the South Asian diaspora who are comfortable using Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu * multicultural group is offered in Dufferin County

The group program is informed by an invitational approach to counseling * clients who are mandated to attend the program must complete an assessment session and sixteen sessions (2hrs/session) of group work

Program participation is not possible for individuals with outstanding criminal charges related to domestic violence * program personnel also offer outreach, support, and referral services for the partners of program participants through the Partner Contact Service
Hours *Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am-9pm  
*Wed 9am-5pm 
*Fri 9am-4:30pm
Dates All year 
No groups operate on Statutory Holidays 
The program closes its groups during the last week of December and the first week of January
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Peel Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up Individuals who have abused their partners, referred to the program by a court as a condition of a probation order, conditional sentence or parole, or as a condition of bail prior to sentencing

Men are offered group services in Peel and Dufferin
Women are offered individual services in Dufferin
No client with pre-adjudicated criminal offenses related to domestic violence can be enrolled in the program
Application Most clients are referred:
From Probation as a condition of sentencing
From the local Crown Attorney's Office as a condition of bail or a Section 810 Peace Bond
Some clients are referred by a child welfare worker under the authority of the CFSA
Some clients contact us without a referral from another professional
Others are recommended by family doctors, spiritual advisers, and concerned family or friends
Fees Program - Sliding Scale; $25 orientation fee; $25/session (16 sessions)
Languages English ; Hindi - South Asian Program ; Punjabi - South Asian Program ; Urdu - South Asian Program ; Interpretive Services
Meetings Meeting times and locations are confirmed once a client is enrolled in the program.
Contact Information
Address & Map
The Emerald Center
10 Kingsbridge Garden Cir, Ste 400
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
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Intersection Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave.
Transit Information Mississauga
Mailing Address c/o Jeffrey Kentel 
The Emerald Centre 
10 Kingsbridge Garden Cir, Suite 400 
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
Office Phone *Brampton: 905-450-1608 
*Mississauga: 905-450-1608 
*Caledon: 905-450-1608
Fax 905-897-2467
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ontario. Ministry of Attorney General ; Grants - Charities ; United Way
Service Level (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Subjects Abuse ; Anger management ; Assaulted women ; Counselling ; Family violence ; Men ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Self help groups ; Support groups ; Woman abuse

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