Group Name: Fred Victor – Concurrent Disorder Support Services
Description: Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto.
Every day, more than 1,000 people use our programs and services. And each person who comes through our doors is experiencing poverty or homelessness. Our many programs and services, located at 10 different sites across Toronto, help people rebuild their lives.
Concurrent Disorder Support Services (CDSS) offers a high-degree of support to its clients by helping them fast-track and navigate the system. Eligibility for CDSS is by referral from a medical practitioner or community-based agency that is working with an individual. Although CDSS encourages referrals through clients’ pre-existing service providers, CDSS also works with people who are new to the system. To be eligible, the person must:
- be 16 years or older
- have a co-occurring mental health disorder and be actively using one or more substances
have other challenges affecting social welfare, such as homelessness, disability, cognitive impairment or history of trauma
Once accepted into the program, individuals are referred to a partner or external agency for a range of services, including case management, addiction medicine, psychiatric consultation, addiction stabilization, mental health counselling, housing access help and much more.
Where: 59 Adelaide Street East, 6th Floor | Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
When: Every Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 416-364-8228 Ext. 3311 or 3365 | email@example.com | fredvictor.org