The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary (EFry) offers pathways to healing, through supports and advocacy, for women and marginalized populations who are affected by systemic social issues which can contribute to criminalization.
EFry works from a holistic approach grounded in the values of Integrity, Ingenuity, Advocacy, Dignity and Respect and Cultural Integrity.
We hold a vision of creating a community that supports transformation and pathways to healing.
About THE ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF CALGARY
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary provides a large variety of services to marginalized populations including women, youth, immigrants, Indigenous peoples and those living in poverty in Calgary and area. Many of the people who we support have complex issues related to unresolved trauma, mental health issues, addiction or abuse. Others have family histories of poverty and crimes of survival. Each has a unique story of personal challenges that brought them to EFry, seeking our help to overcome barriers that would otherwise prevent them from a more hopeful future. Our programs are offered via workshops, legal clinics, legal information and direction at the court house, one-on-one support with legal applications, one-on-one support visits at female incarceration units and post-release individual and group healing programs. On a larger scale we are a part of a national advocacy group that stands for the rights of women in conflict with the law everywhere.