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St. Elizabeth Health Care (Toronto)

Provides mobile crisis intervention support and supports for family members, significant others, and caregivers.

Contacts:
Toronto: 416-498-0043
Etobicoke: 416-498-8600

Gerstein Crisis Line

Tel: 416-929-5200

The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems.

Distress Center

Tel: 416-408-4357

The Yellow Brick House 24 Hour Crisis Line

Tel: 1-800-263-3247

Counsellors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take crisis calls and assess a caller’s specific situation.

Mental Health Service Information Ontario

Tel: 1-866-531-2600
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

An information and referral specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7. All of the services are free, confidential and anonymous.

Center for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)

1001 Queen Street West and 30-60 White Squirrel Way
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Tel: 416-535-8501
Queen St W & Ossington Ave
http://www.camh.net/

Is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital whose services include assessments, brief early interventions, inpatient programs, continuing care, outpatient services and family support.

To learn more about teenage mental health you can visit the following website: http://teenmentalhealth.org

Griffin Centre

24 Silverview Drive
North York, ON M2M 2B3
Tel: 416-222-1153
http://www.griffin-centre.org/

Yonge St & Cummer Ave Assists youth and/or adults and their families with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities. Their sevices include assisting with problems at school or within the community, depression/other mental health concerns, drug and/or alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, discrimination and/or harassment counselling, sexual orientation questions, conflict with the law, developmental disabilities and autism.

Open: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm & Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Catholic Family Services of Toronto

1155 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4T 1W1
Tel: 416-921-1163 Yonge St & Alcorn Ave
http://www.cfstoronto.com

Provides counselling to families, couples and individuals. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

Family Services Association of Toronto

202-128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Tel: 416-595-9230
South of Bloor and Lansdowne Ave
http://www.familyservicetoronto.org/

Assists families and individuals who are going through a wide variety of life challenges through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.

Opportunity for Advancement

54 Wolseley Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S1
Tel: 416-787-1481
Bathurst St & Queen St W
http://ofacan.com

A nine-week group offered in several community locations through out the year for women who are facing complex barriers and/or are in mental health crisis.

Open: Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Elizabeth Fry Toronto

215 Wellesley Street,
Toronto, ON M4X 1G1
Tel: 416-924-3708
Wellesley St & Bloor St
http://www.efrytoronto.org

Elizabeth Fry Toronto offers women who are, have been or at risk of being in conflict with the law with individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, release planning, referrals, transitional housing, and community education.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Main floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Tel: 416-323-6040
Important: The centre is located in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) on the 1st floor in Room 1256.

This service is for women who have recently been the victim of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  Women can go 24/7 and get immediate support.  They can also collect forensic evidence, safety plan, provide short term counselling (up to 20 sessions) for ONLY women who have accessed the emergency services, emergency and follow up medical care.

Women’s Support Network

Tel:  905-895-3646 or 905-895-7313

Support for survivors of sexual assault, for women between 18+.

The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

489 College St
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
Tel: 416-323-9149
College St & Bathurst St
http://www.schliferclinic.com/schliferClinic.html

Provides a number of counselling, interpretation, legal and educational services for women who are survivors of violence.

Open: Mon- Fri 9:00am-5:00m

Toronto Rape Crisis Center (24 hours)

Tel: 416-597-8808
TTD: 416-597-1214

Phones are answered by answering service. Counselors return calls promptly.

The Gate House

3101 Lakeshore Blvd. West,
Toronto, ON M8V 3W8
Tel: 416-255-5900 Ext. 228
Kipling Ave & Lakeshore Blvd

Individual and peer counselling for youth and adults who have been sexually assaulted or abused.

Open: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sexual Assault Care Center

3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON M1P 2T7
Tel: 416-495-2555
TTY: 416-498-6739
McCowan Rd & Lawrence Ave E
http://www.sacc.to/asap/aboutus/aboutus.htm

Provides counselling for male and female survivors of sexual assault over the age of 12. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Open (office hours): Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Youthlink

747 Warden Ave,
Toronto ON, M1L 4A8
Tel: 416-967-1773
http://www.youthlink.ca/
Warden Ave & St. Clair Ave E

Provides counselling to youth ages 12-21 to address any of the following issues; family conflict or problems in relationships with family/parents, mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, depression, anger and self-harming behaviour, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, criminal behaviour, sexual orientation concerns, substance abuse, and racial/cultural difficulties. Additionally they offer walk in counselling on a first come, first serve basis on Wednesdays between 12pm-8pm. Last session starting no later than 6:45pm.

Open: Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Oasis Centre des Femmes

46085 College Park
Toronto, ON M5G 2P6
Tel: 416-591-6565
College Park & Station Rd
http://www.oasisfemmes.org

Individual counselling and support groups for French-speaking women who are survivors of sexual assault of incest. Call for more information.

Open: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Catholic Family Services of Toronto

1155 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4T 1W1
Tel: 416-921-1163
Yonge St & Alcorn Ave
http://www.cfstoronto.com

Provides counselling to families, couples and individuals. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Short waiting list (Approximately 1 month)

Family Services Association of Toronto

128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Tel: 416-595-9230
South of Bloor and Lansdowne Ave
http://www.familyservicetoronto.org/

Assists families and individuals who are going through a wide variety of life challenges through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.

Distress Center

Tel: 416-408-4357

Oolagan Community Services

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Tel: 416-395-0660
http://www.oolagen.org
Wellesley St E & Church St

Oolagan is a youth mental health centre that offers walk in counselling on Walk In Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9am –11:30am, Tuesday: 12pm – 6:30pm, Wednesday: 3pm – 4:30pm for 13-18 year olds – offered on a first come, first serve basis and free of cost. Other services include, individual and family assessments, advocacy, crisis intervention for families, referrals and follow-up’s.

The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

114 Maitland Street,
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1
Tel: 416-972-1935
Wellesley St W & Jarvis St
http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/

Counselling for youth up to age 18 years.

Youthlink

747 Warden Ave,
Toronto ON, M1L 4A8
Tel: 416-967-1773
http://www.youthlink.ca/
Warden Ave & St. Clair Ave E

Provides counselling to youth ages 12-21 to address any of the following issues; family conflict or problems in relationships with family/parents, mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, depression, anger and self-harming behaviour, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, criminal behaviour, sexual orientation concerns, substance abuse, and racial/cultural difficulties. Additionally they offer walk in counselling on a first come, first serve basis on Wednesdays between 12pm-8pm. Last session starting no later than 6:45pm.

OPEN: Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Central Toronto Youth Services (13-18 years)

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G7
Tel: 416-924-2100
Church St & Wellesley St E
http://www.ctys.org/

Is a children’s mental health centre who provides programs that assist youth, young adults and their families in resolving a range of social and psychological challenges. CTYS offers support to youth ages 12-18 through outreach, individual counselling and group work.

Turning Point Youth Services

95 Wellesley Street, East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1H5
Tel: 416-925-9250
Jarvis St & Wellesley St E
http://www.turningpoint.ca

Provide a range of mental health, counselling and support services to at-risk and vulnerable youth, ages 12-24 and their families.

Kids Help Phone

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6868

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, bullying or is having a hard time call The Kids Help Phone and you can speak to a counsellor 24/7.

Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service (10-25 years)

41 Blake St.
Toronto, ON M4J 3E2
Tel: 416-465-1410
Gerrard St E & Jones Ave
http://www.bbyos.org/

Provides a variety of services to high-risk youth and families in Blake-Boultbee, a high-density low-income area of east Toronto. Some services include relationship building, counselling, outreach and pro-active counselling and education in all areas of sexuality and sexual health. Additionally they provide support for teenage parents, survivors of abuse and families facing drug and alcohol abuse.

Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm

Mind Your Mind

http://mindyourmind.ca

A place for youth and emerging adults to access info, resources and tools during tough times. Online tools to help youth make decisions around substance use, mental health and decisions.

Oolagen Community Services

65 Wellesley Avenue E (at Church), Suite 500
416-395-0660
www.oolagen.org

Walk In Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9am –11:30am,
Tuesday: 12pm – 6:30pm,
Wednesday: 3pm – 4:30pm

Family Services Toronto

3128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Tel: 416-595-9230 South of Bloor and Lansdowne Ave

18 years old and older.

Walk In Hours: Wednesdays: 3pm – 7:30pm (arrive by 6:15pm at latest)

Woodgreen Community Services

815 Danforth Ave, Suite 100 (at Donlands)
Tel: 416-645-6000 (ext 1100)
www.woodgreen.org

Walk In hours: Wednesdays4-8pm (arrive by6:45 pmat latest)

East Metro Youth Services

1200 Markham Rd. (at Ellesmere), 2nd Floor
Tel: 416-438-3697 (ext 360)
www.emys.on.ca

Walk In Hours: Monday- Thursday: 2pm-8pm (arrive by 7pm at latest)
Friday: 10 am- 5pm (arrive by 4pm at latest)

Youthlink

747 Warden Ave. (north of St. Clair)
Tel: 416-967-1773
www.youthlink.ca

Walk In Hours: Wednesdays: 12 pm-8pm (arrive by 6:45pm at latest)

Yorktown Child & Family Centre

2010 Eglinton Avenue West, 3rd floor (West of Dufferin)
Tel: 416-394-2424
www.yorktownfamilyservices.com

Walk In Hours: Wednesday: 4pm – 8pm (arrive by 7pm at latest)

Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110
Scarborough, ON M1B 5N1
Tel: 416-321-5464
Markham Rd & Sheppard Ave E
http://www.aislingdiscoveries.on.ca/

Aisling Discoveries provides a variety of prevention, intervention and treatment to children from birth to twelve who have or are a risk of developing social, emotional and behavioral problems. They offer various counselling services including; family counselling for children ages 4-12 and their families, specialized counselling treatment for children who have been sexually abused and their families, and individual counselling for children ages 6-12 who have experienced severe trauma or exhibit signs of distress.

Open: Mon-Thurs. 9:00am-7:30pm
Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm

Kids Help Phone

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6868

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, bullying or is having a hard time call The Kids Help Phone and you can speak to a counsellor 24/7.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Tel: 1-866-863-0511
TTY: 1-866-863-7868
http://www.awhl.org/

A free and confidential service that offers telephone crisis counselling, information and emotional support, referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and services and community services as well as culturally appropriate resources for abused women. Service is provided in over 151 languages.

Open: Mon – Sun 24 hours

Family Service Toronto (FST)

128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Tel: 416-595-9230
South of Bloor and Lansdowne Ave
http://www.familyservicetoronto.org/programs/dkslesgay.html

FST offers the David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Services. They provide counselling and other supports to gay men, lesbians and other members of the queer community who are in abusive same-sex relationships.

YWCA Toronto

87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A8
Tel: 416-961-8100
University Ave & Dundas St W
http://www.ywcatoronto.org/

Provides free emergency shelter, interest-free loans for women fleeing abusive and violent homes, as well as counselling and support groups for women who have experienced violence and women coping with mental health challenges.

Barbara Schlifer Legal Clinic

489 College Street, Suite 503
Toronto ON, M6G 1A5
Tel: 416-323-9149
College St & Bathurst St
http://www.schliferclinic.com/schliferClinic.html

Provides high quality and diverse legal programs and services to women who have experienced violence.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Domestic Violence Emergency Response System (DVERS)

Tel: 416-808-7077

Home alarm systems for individuals who are at high risk of violence by an intimate ex-partner and reside in the City of Toronto.

Jewish Family and Children: Here to Help

4600 Bathurst Street, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M2R 3V3
Tel: 416 638-7800
Bathurst St & Ellerslie Ave
http://www.jfandcs.com/client/jfcs/jfcs_2011_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/page/Here+to+Help!opendocument

Here to Help is a program for kids aged four to 16 and their moms who live in families where abuse has occurred. The program is designed to help youth learn positive coping techniques and end the cycle of violence.

Open: Mon-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm & Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Yorktown Family Services: Transitional Support & Housing Program

Tel: 416-394-2960
http://www.yorktownfamilyservices.com/shelter/trans.cfm

Provides services within the community by outreaching to women who have left the Yorktown Women’s shelter or who reside with an abusive partner. They offer counselling, crisis intervention and safety planning.

Abrigo Centre

900 Dufferin St
Toronto, ON M6H 4B1
Tel: 416-534-3434
Dufferin St & Bloor St W
http://www.abrigo.ca/

Offers services to women & their children who are leaving abusive relationships. They offer group & family counselling, access to essential services, a safety plan, and legal services.

Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre: Here to Help

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110
Scarborough, ON M1B 5N1
Tel: 416-321-5464, ext. 224
Markham Rd & the 401 hwy
http://www.aislingdiscoveries.on.ca/what_we_do/here_to_help

Here to Help is a program for children who have witnessed violence within the home. Mothers are able to attend their own meeting while children are in their meeting.

OFFERED: Three times per year in different locations throughout Toronto

Canterbury Clinic

40 Wellesley Street East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G2
Tel: 416-961-8282
Church St & Wellesley St W
http://www.canterburyclinic.ca

Provides individual and couple counselling, with a focus on substance abuse issues, anger management training, referrals to drug/alcohol treatment centers that are sensitive to the individual’s needs, domestic violence workshops, and information and referrals to various community services.

Counterpoint Counselling

365 Bloor St E #1005,
Toronto ON M4W 3L4
Tel: 416-920-0268
Bloor St E & Sherbourne St

Provides counselling and educational services to assaulted women and abusive men.

Catholic Crosscultural Services – Settlement Service Centre

55 Town Centre Ct, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
Tel: 416-757-7010
McCowan Rd & Ellesmere Rd
http://www.cathcrosscultural.org/services.html

Offers counselling services to newcomer women who are experiencing domestic violence.

National Eating Disorders Information Centre

Tel: 416-340-4156

OPEN: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Sheena’s Place

87 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON
M5R 2T1
Tel: 416-927-8900
King St & Spadina Ave
http://www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place offers hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services.

YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program

Tel: 416-928-9622
http://www.ymcagta.org

Alison Sharp – Substance Use Counsellor – 416-823-9718, alison.sharp@ymcagta.org

Provides one-to-one counselling for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are struggling with substance abuse. Works from a Harm reduction based counselling model.  Will meet a youth in their community. Completes a ADAT assesment for entry into an Ontario-funded substance use treatment facility.  Provides educational workshops for youth and adults. All services are free and confidential.

Alcoholic Anonymous

Tel: 1-877-404-5591

Support groups for anyone who wants to stop drinking alcohol.

Jean Tweed Centre

M2K (Mom and Kids Too)
215 Evans Avenue,
Toronto, ON M8Z 1J5
Tel: 416-255-7359
Evans Ave & Homer Ave
http://www.jeantweed.com

A seven week substance use program for pregnant and parenting women and their children ages 0-6.

Fred Victor’s Women’s Day Program

67 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
Tel: 416-392-9292
Adelaide Street E & Yonge Street
http://fredvictor.org/womens_day_program

Provides informal counselling, information and referrals for housing and shelter, detox, mental health and medical services, income support, legal advice and food access.

Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment

Tel: 1-800-565-8603

A toll-free, province-wide treatment and referral service that is available to professionals and the public, linking callers to treatment programs suited to their needs.

Canterbury Clinic

40 Wellesley Street East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G2
Tel: 416-961-8282
Church St & Wellesley St W
http://www.canterburyclinic.ca

Provides individual and couple counselling, with a focus on substance abuse issues, anger management training, referrals to drug/alcohol treatment centers that are sensitive to the individual’s needs, domestic violence workshops, and information and referrals to various community services.

416 Community Support for Women

416 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 2A8

(416) 928-3334

http://www.416community.com

Basic services include daily breakfast and lunch, weekly food bank (Thursdays with an appointment- preference given to people who have accessed the service in the past), social/recreational programs and life skills training. The centre also offers weekly medical clinics and mental health and addiction case management services on a daily basis.

Drop in any day between the hours of 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Fred Victor Centre

59 Adelaide Street East, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
Tel: 416-364-8228
Adelaide Street E & Church St
http://fredvictor.org

Offers a wide range of programs that help each person find the support they need. Whether it is advocacy for renters or finding shelter, job training or counselling, food access or health information, Fred Victor dedicates itself to innovatively serving people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Canada Suicide Prevention

Tel: 1-833-456-4566 (toll free)
or Text: 45645

Distress Center

408-HELP Line – 24/7 Distress and Crisis Line
Tel: 416-408-4357

Mental Health Hotline

Call 1-866-531-2600

Offers listening, support and information about counselling and other services in your community. Does not provide counselling

*Please call 911 if you are at immediate risk for your own safety or the safety of another person.

Child Witness Program

Victim support line toll free: 1-888-579-2888

Offers support and services to child victims and witnesses during the criminal court process.

Victim Services Toronto

40 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J3

General Inquiries: 416-808-7066