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Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

The Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) is an intensive group therapy program with accompanying individual therapy for women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect in childhood (0-18 years old). The program runs Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm. WRAP is part of the Trauma Therapy Program.

There is a phone intake process before entering the program. Women who are interested in the program may be asked about safety (e.g. living environment, relationships), previous group and individual therapy experience and self-care strategies.  Note: Prior therapy related to trauma or abuse and prior group therapy experience is required.

She will then meet with a member of the clinical team for an in-person psychosocial assessment to determine whether WRAP would be beneficial. WRAP is best suited to women who can benefit from a time-limited program and who are experiencing any of the following symptoms related to trauma:

  • Anxiety
  • Numbing
  • Problems with self-esteem
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Flashbacks
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dissociation
  • Feelings of isolation or alienation

Following assessment and prior to attending the intensive component of WRAP, women attend the Building Resources Group, a weekly therapy group to assess readiness and prepare women for the intensive phase of WRAP.

The WRAP facilitation team includes individuals from various disciplines (e.g. psychiatry, art therapy, social work, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, psychology and nursing), all with specialized knowledge and training in trauma.

Women’s College Hospital is a teaching hospital. WRAP provides education to graduate-level students, health care professionals and community agencies. Research may also be conducted to explore the impact of trauma on women and to determine the effectiveness of treatment.


WRAP is available to women over the age of 18 who identify with a history of childhood abuse. We accept self-referrals (by phone) as well as referrals from health care professionals.


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Location & Contact Information

We will be open for telephone self-referrals (416-323-6230) on Monday September 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
We anticipate a high volume of calls, please be patient and your call will be placed in queue and answered by our next available secretary.

Please note, once assessed for the program, those who meet acceptance criteria may experience a wait before beginning our weekly Building Resources Group

Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
7th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6230
Fax: 416-323-6356

Hours of Service
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program is wheelchair-accessible.

Our Publications

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)