Recovery and Transition - Women

Crime and Consequences

EFry offers regular crime prevention seminars for those charged with a criminal offence, their families and the public.

Shoplifters' Counselling

EFry assists women looking to develop healthy coping mechanisms as an alternative to shoplifting. Our program, which promotes education, awareness and relapse-prevention skills, is offered in Vancouver.


EFry was the first organization in Canada to operate a home which accepted opiate-using women, believing that women struggling with addiction need and deserve help in overcoming their issues. Ellendale is a residential program that provides structured relapse prevention support.

Columbia Place

Columbia Place provides women in transition from prison with housing, counselling and goal planning to prepare them to successfully re-enter their communities and make the move to independent living.

Third Party Administration

EFry helps both female and male clients access the government financial support to which they are entitled. Third Party Administration clients cannot receive these services from government offices for behavior or their need for high levels of support and case management. EFry tailors our support to each client's individual circumstances, with the goal of helping them meet the criteria necessary to reinstate their direct access to government services.

Prison Homeless Prevention Project

This two-year pilot program assists women leaving prison to plan for, find and retain long term housing.