Group Name: YWCA – Choices for Living Program

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto Choices for Living is a free program for women living with mental health challenges. Choices for Living is a support group where women meet to talk about common problems and create a shared community. With the support of program facilitators, women help each other find positive paths through challenges. This program is for women who:

  • are dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem
  • are feeling isolated and struggling to cope
  • may have a psychiatric diagnosis
  • are interested in giving and receiving support

Where: Y.W.C.A. Toronto | 177 Caledonia Road | Toronto ON M6E 4S8

When: 1ST Group: Provides support for women ages 25 – 50. This group meets once a week on Wednesday from 10:00-12:30 at Black Creek C.H.C.,2202 Jane St.Unit #5. There are no groups in the summer. Participants can attend Wednesday group for up to two years.

2ND Group: For women 50+. This group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Driftwood C.C., 4401 Jane St. Participants can attend this Thursday group for up to two years. Openings as space becomes available.

Contact: Dawn Philips 416-961-5446 Ext. 261 | dphilips@ywcatoronto.org | choices@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

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