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Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch- North York Women’s Centre

Group:  Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch

Description:  This is the first part of the Women’s Empowerment Series.  In this group, participants will gain an understanding of difficult emotions and the effects they have on mental and physical well-being. They will identify personal strengths and coping strategies to draw upon during stressful situations and learn how to build self esteem and confidence. This program will be delivered in partnership with Unison Health and Community Services.

Where: Bathurst Finch Hub, 540 Finch Ave. West

When:  Every Friday for 9 weeks, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, starts February 12, 2016

Contact:  Please call us at 416-781-0479 for information or to arrange an intake interview.

Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY)

Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY)

For: Youth (aged 13-24) and their caregivers, siblings, extended family members and community elders

Providing: harm reduction treatment, family support, psychoeducation and support groups to treat addictions and concurrent mental health problems in Black youth, including:

• individual and family interventions conducted either at CAMH or in the community
• psychoeducational and support groups (4 or 16 weeks) conducted either at CAMH or in the community

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

 

 

 

 

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Counselling

Group Name: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Counselling

Description: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter (EWS) was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted many families with critical immediate care services. Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. Ernestine’s assists women and children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse. Ernestine’s adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter provides 24-hour crisis and supportive counselling to women and children.
Counsellors work with clients to rebuild their lives by helping them set goals for the future and make plans to achieve those goals. The counsellors provide referrals and connect clients to resources. Counselling is for women and children who are experiencing violence and or abuse, have left an abusive or violent situation, are thinking of leaving an abusive or violent situation, have left the abuse or violent situation and are thinking of returning, and who want strategies for leaving an abusive or violent situation. This is a free service.

Where: P.O. Box 141, Stn. B | Etobicoke, ON M9W 5K9

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-746-3701 press O (Crisis Line) | 416-743-1733 (Main Line) | sharlene@ernestines.ca | ernestines.ca

Nellie’s – Support for Disabled Women Experiencing Abuse & Violence

Group Name: Nellie’s – Support for Disabled Women Experiencing Abuse & Violence

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.

Wheeling and Rolling on Women experiencing abuse and violence
12 week Closed Social Support Group for women with physical disabilities, focusing on their experiences of violence and oppression. This program provides education and peer support to women living with physical disabilities.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Nellie’s – Support for Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence

Group Name: Nellie’s – Support for Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence (WEAV)

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence (WEAV)
16 week psychosocial closed support group for Women and Trans women who have or are currently experiencing violence and homelessness. The group operates from an Integrative feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppression framework. The scope of the group includes dynamics of abuse, the cycle of violence, power and control, as well as intersections power and privilege and gender based violence on a local and global scale. Participants will explore individual experiences of abuse and systemic violence as well as have an opportunity to practice recognizing and naming the larger systems of oppression and violence operating in the lives of Women and Trans Women.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Yellow Brick House – 24 hour Crisis Line for Abused Women

Group Name: Yellow Brick House – 24 hour Crisis Line for Abused Women

Description: Yellow Brick House is mandated to provide services in York Region to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse. Violence and abuse against women and children reflects and reinforces the power imbalance between men and women. It is an expression of women’s disadvantaged status, and a coercive tool used to maintain a circumstance of male dominance and control. Violence and abuse serves to control women and protect male power, as evidenced by the fact that the overwhelming majority of victims are women while offenders and perpetrators are most often, though not exclusively, men. Yellow Brick House is committed to challenging and eradicating the beliefs, values, systems and structures which support and perpetuate sexism and violence against women.

Counsellors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take crisis calls and assess a caller’s specific situation. They can then refer the woman on the most appropriate action. Whether it’s referring to one of our many outreach services or bringing them into the shelter, our 24 hour crisis line is a first step in the right direction for women and children living in abusive situations.

Where: 52 West Beaver Creek Road, Unit 4 | Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9

Contact: 1-800-263-3247 (Crisis Line Ext. 1) | 905 709-0900 | 1-800-263-2231 | info@yellowbrickhouse.org | www.yellowbrickhouse.org

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Child & Youth Program

Group Name: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Child & Youth Program

Description: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter (EWS) was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted many families with critical immediate care services. Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. Ernestine’s assists women and children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse. Ernestine’s adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.

The Child and Youth Program is dedicated to supporting children and youth between the ages of zero to eighteen, including male youth up to 18 years old, pregnant women and mothers. EWS believes that children have the right to be separate and distinct from their parents and as a result this program is designed to meet the children’s individual needs. The program is designed and facilitated with age appropriate activities to enhance development in the following areas:

  • Healthy Emotional Expression
  • Impact of Violence – creating a safe place for children to discuss and share their own experiences of violence
  • Early Prevention – informing children of their rights and advocacy. The program provides individual and group counselling.

Where: P.O. Box 141, Stn. B | Etobicoke, ON M9W 5K9

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-746-3701 press O (Crisis Line) | 416-743-1733 (Main Line) | sharlene@ernestines.ca | ernestines.ca

COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Group Name: COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Description: Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. COSTI strives to be a leader in community service by using a client focused, proactive, and innovative approach in planning, developing and delivering services. Our programs ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life.

Passi Nuovi is a culturally competent men’s intervention group for Italian Canadian men who are court mandated or voluntarily attend, and need to acknowledge their abuse towards their partners, wives, or girlfriends. Through their group participation, men gain a better understanding of the different types of abuse, and learn to take personal responsibility to reduce the abuse and violence. Services Available:

  • Individual assessment.
  • 16 weeks closed group, which focuses on teaching men who participate about different types of abuse ad taking responsibility for reducing violence.
  • Partner Contact and referral to the Violence Against Women program.
  • Support and resource information for partners.

****Staff at this location speak English and Italian. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Services are available to all Italian Canadian men residing in the Greater Toronto area and York Region.

Where: Family and Mental Health Services, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 105
| Toronto, ON M3L 1B2

When: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: 416-658-1600 | 416-244-7714 | famcounselling@costi.org | info@costi.org | www.costi.org

The Redwood

Group Name: The Redwood

Description: Since 1993, we’ve been here to help women and children live free from domestic violence. Free from fear. Free from threat. Leaving an abusive situation is one of the toughest things any woman or child has to face. The Redwood provides the emotional, practical and social support that families need to get their lives back on track – we offer free and confidential services in 170 different languages.

Leaving an abusive situation is one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to face.
How will you look after small children? Where will you find affordable housing? If you’re new to Canada, how will you find support in an unfamiliar environment? You’ll find the answers at The Redwood. We offer:

  • A safe free refuge 24 hours of the day
  • Services in your language
  • Telephone counseling
  • Counseling for you and your children
  • Housing support services
  • Referral to subsidized daycare and school registration
  • Job readiness training and employment counselling
  • Legal support in immigration, family law and legal aid
  • Referral and advocacy to gain access to ESL, healthcare and other services

At The Redwood, thousands of women and children found the way out – and the way up. You can too.

Where: P.O. Box 16023 | Toronto, ON M6J 3W2

When: Please call for more details.

Contact: 416-533-8538 ( 24/7 Crisis Line) | 416-533-9372 | www.theredwood.com

Springtide Resources – Youth Program

Group Name: Springtide Resources – Youth Program

Description: Springtide Resources is a registered charity that develops and implements programs aimed at responding to the growing prevention, intervention and educational needs of those working toward ending violence against women and their children. Since 1978, our organization has been effectively providing training and resources to decrease the incidence of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence against women and the effect that woman abuse has on children.

Youth Program (Formerly the Young Women’s Program)
The Youth Program addresses the need for leadership, mentorship, and skills development opportunities for marginalized youth and young women such that they may better understand and address the violence and barriers they (and their peers and communities) experience in their lives.

Where: Suite 220, 215 Spadina Avenue | Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-968-3422 | info@womanabuseprevention.com | www.springtideresources.org

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