Resources

The following is a comprehensive list of personal, family and mental health resources available in our community.

Whether you are exploring different supports, require services in addition to counselling or are in crisis, we want to help you to find the most effective and efficient way of creating long lasting and positive change in your life.

We welcome you to request a consultation with our director Gui Mansilla at any time for assistance or assessment of your situation and recommendations for your best course of action.

CRISIS AND DISTRESS :

Distress Centres Ontario
416-486-2242
http://www.dcontario.org
Email: info@dcontario.org
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.
Distress Centres provide their listening and referral services primarily through highly trained and committed volunteers. The staffs of Distress Centres are knowledgeable individuals who insure the highest levels of support to the individuals in their communities and innovation in service provision.

ASSAULT AND ABUSE :

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416 597 8808
http://www.trccmwar.ca/
crisis@trccmwar.ca

Assaulted Women’s Helpline is a multi-disciplinary team of women committed to providing exceptional, respectful and appropriate service to women who have and are experiencing violence or the effects of violence, crisis and abuse.
http://www.awhl.org
Free Crisis Line:
GTA 416.863.0511
Toll Free 1.866.863.0511
TTY 416.364.8762
Toll Free TTY 1.866.863.7868
Mobile #SAFE (#7233)

Shelternet connects abused women to shelters. This website was created to provide reliable and up-to-date information for abused women, their family, friends, and colleagues in Canada.
http://www.shelternet.ca

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES :

Kids Help Phone
1 800 668 6868
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

East Metro Youth Services (EMYS) is a multi-service adolescent mental health centre, accredited by the Children’s Mental Health Ontario, which has been serving young people and their families in East Toronto since 1974. EMYS works in partnership with families, schools, and outside health professionals to help young people achieve their personal best. The agency provides a range of prevention, assessment, and diagnostic services, as well as counselling, day treatment, transitional support, and residential services.

No appointment or health card needed.

Address:
1200 Markham Rd. (at Ellesmere Rd.), 2nd floor
416-438-3697 (ext 1)

Monday-Thursday, 2pm-8pm
Fridays 10am-5pm
For more information, please visit www.emys.on.ca

APSGO is the Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario Inc.
APSGO has joined together to provide support and empower parents to deal with their situation involving disruptive or troubled youth. The organization provides weekly meetings, workshops and other resources to assist parents in acquiring the skills to help themselves and their children.

For more information, please visit www.apsgo.ca
Phone: 1-800-488-5666 (our 24 hour line will direct you to the closest APSGO contact).
E-mail:
mail@apsgo.ca

ADDICTIONS :

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 50,000 weekly meetings in over 130 countries.
Toronto Area of Narcotics Anonymous
For local meetings, member services and resources.
http://www.torontona.org
Helpline: 416-236-8956
toll free: 1-888-696-8956

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with eachother that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Toronto Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous
For local meetings, member services and resources.
http://www.aatoronto.org
Telephone: (416) 487-5591
(Toll-Free: 1.877.404.5591 – within Ontario)
Everyday (including holidays):
9:00 am to 10:30 pm

Al-Anon Family Groups provides understanding and support for friends and families of problem drinkers.
Ontario South Al-Anon – Alateen
For local meetings, member services and resources.
http://www.al-anon.alateen.on.ca

EMERGENCY SHELTER :

Out Of The Cold is a volunteer initiative that consists of congregations from faith groups, community members and advocates who provide safe refuge, hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless community throughout the City of Toronto.
http://www.ootc.ca

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