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Fred Victor – Concurrent Disorder Support Services

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 | cdss@fredvictor.org | fredvictor.org

Jean Tweed Centre – Pregnant and Parenting

Group Name: Jean Tweed Centre – Mom & Kids Too (MK2) Program

Description: Since its founding, the Centre has evolved and grown to become a leading community-based substance abuse and problem gambling agency for women in Ontario. The Centre offers a wide range of services including residential and day programming; two day programs now exist – one 3 weeks and one 7 weeks for mothers with young children. They also offer out-patient programs including family and trauma counseling, and outreach services in various locations across the city for pregnant and parenting women. Most recently, they have added a second outreach service to women who have mental health and substance use problems as well as involvement in the criminal justice system.

Are you pregnant? Are you parenting young children (6 years and under)? Is your substance use a concern? Another option you may want to consider is our Mom & Kids Too (MK2) program. MK2 is offered three days a week, for seven weeks. It also starts later and ends earlier than most day programs and includes participation in:

  • small groups with other mothers focusing on effective parenting
  • attachment activities with your child in our child development centre
  • larger integrated workshops with women from the day/residential program.

Women with children in care, who plan to parent in the near future, may also find this program helpful.

Where: 215 Evans Avenue | Toronto, ON M8Z 1J5

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-255-7359 | info@jeantweed.com | www.jeantweed.com

Jean Tweed Centre – Women’s Day Program

Group Name: Jean Tweed Centre – Women’s Day Program

Description: Since its founding, the Centre has evolved and grown to become a leading community-based substance abuse and problem gambling agency for women in Ontario. The Centre offers a wide range of services including residential and day programming; two day programs now exist – one 3 weeks and one 7 weeks for mothers with young children. They also offer out-patient programs including family and trauma counseling, and outreach services in various locations across the city for pregnant and parenting women. Most recently, they have added a second outreach service to women who have mental health and substance use problems as well as involvement in the criminal justice system.

A 3 week intensive day program is available to women who live locally. Here, you will join with women from around the Province, to explore your substance use and/or problem gambling in a way that relates to your goals for the future. You will learn about the impact of your substance use or gambling on your life, your relationships and your health. Every woman will have an individual counselor and take part in a variety of groups that cover themes such as:

  • self-esteem
  • healthy relationships
  • managing emotions
  • effective communication
  • wellness
  • safe coping skills

Where: 215 Evans Avenue | Toronto, ON M8Z 1J5

When: During the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-255-7359 | info@jeantweed.com | www.jeantweed.com

Jean Tweed Centre – Problem Gambling

Group Name: Jean Tweed Centre – Problem Gambling

Description: Since its founding, the Centre has evolved and grown to become a leading community-based substance abuse and problem gambling agency for women in Ontario. The Centre offers a wide range of services including residential and day programming; two day programs now exist – one 3 weeks and one 7 weeks for mothers with young children. They also offer out-patient programs including family and trauma counseling, and outreach services in various locations across the city for pregnant and parenting women. Most recently, they have added a second outreach service to women who have mental health and substance use problems as well as involvement in the criminal justice system.

The Jean Tweed Centre provides a range of programs for women with problem gambling concerns. This includes our core programs such as Support and Stabilization, the 3 week Day or Residential programs, the Individualized Counselling Program, Continuing Care and the Trauma program. We also have a Problem Gambling Support Group open to any woman with a gambling concern. This weekly group provides a friendly, comfortable environment for talking about a range of gambling related issues. If you are interested in finding out more about this group, please call to speak with the problem gambling counsellor.

Where: 215 Evans Avenue | Toronto, ON M8Z 1J5

When: Call for more detailed information.

Contact: 416-255-7359 Ext. 239 | info@jeantweed.com | www.jeantweed.com

JACS Toronto – Young Adult Addictions Support

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Young Adult Addictions Support

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

This meeting is facilitated by addictions counselors, and is based on a life skills model. Participants range from those who want to volunteer their time, non-problem users and those who are experiencing problems resulting from substance use. The atmosphere is casual and non judgmental. Volunteer hour program available for high school students (OSSD program). This program is a highly innovative initiative that rejects the “Just Say No” message and instead asks teens to help each other make responsible decisions and provide positive peer support. Teens are told that anything they say at the meeting will be kept confidential. Parents or other adults are barred from “sitting in” or attending in any way.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

Contact: Meagan Solomon 416-638-0350 Ext. 224 | www.jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto – Men’s Group

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Men’s Group

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

JACS Men’s Group is a weekly meeting where men of all ages can come to discuss day-to-day challenges, ranging from work to wives and girlfriends to issues with anger. The group is open to all men in the JACS community, including both addicts/alcoholics and family members. The group is a relaxed complement to those seeking recovery in a 12-step fellowship such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, or Gamblers Anonymous. The only requirements for attendance is that you are male and that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Sunday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Status: Open to all men in the community.

Contact: 416-638-0350 | www.jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto – Here to Help Group

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Here to Help Group

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

JACS Here To Help group is facilitated by JACS counselors and is an open education discussion for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s addiction issues and related problem behaviours. At this weekly meeting, family and friends who have experience with the pains of addiction are there to welcome those new to JACS and to provide understanding and support that only those who have lived through the same problems can. Here to Help is open to families, friends or anyone suffering from addiction issues and is a great resource for those struggling to understand what, and how, to respond to the behaviors that often accompany substance use and abuse.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Status: Open to all.

Contact: 416-638-0350 | www.jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto – Concerned Person’s Group

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Concerned Person’s Group

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

The JACS Concerned Persons Group was developed for those struggling to cope with the behavior of addicts/alcoholics who are in either in active addiction or early recovery. The weekly meeting uses an intensive group format to discuss issues surrounding enabling, co-dependency and family dynamics. The group encourages participants to take an honest look at their own behaviors and see how their best intentions can often make a bad situation worse. Utilizing feedback and sharing of personal experiences, the meeting allows participants to learn from each others struggles and victories.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Tuesday from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Status: Open to all concerned about another’s addiction.

Contact: 416-638-0350 | www.jacstoronto.org

Marijuana Anonymous Toronto

Group Name: Marijuana Anonymous Toronto

Description: Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.

Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works! There are no records or files and you need not disclose anything about yourself if you don’t want to. No one will bother you if you do not wish to come back. There are no dues or fees. MA meetings pay their bills through the voluntary contributions of those attending. A basket is passed at each meeting for contributions. Marijuana Anonymous is completely self-supporting.

Where: There are several meetings in Toronto which are open to everyone and others closed only for addicts. Please visit the Toronto locations page for meeting details.

Contact: Daniel F. 647-201-9161 Fredericka (Freddie) T. 416-534-9562 | Michael O. 416-999-2244 Saskia V.T. 416-624-3116 | info@matoronto.org | www.matoronto.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Group Name: Crystal Meth Anonymous

Description: Thank you for your interest in Crystal Meth Anonymous. Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom all drugs, specifically crystal meth, have become a problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or membership lists. The fellowship that is Crystal Meth Anonymous is a new way of life without Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous advocates a twelve step recovery program for spiritual development, no matter what our religious belief or background. The first step in our recovery is admission by the addict that he or she is powerless over crystal meth, and that life has become unmanageable.

Our web-site navigation system at www.Crystalmeth.org includes links to CMA pamphlets and readings that explain how members of our fellowship used a “12 step program of recovery” and to give a general idea of how CMA works.

Where: Saturdays at 1:45 p.m. Toronto CMA 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Hospital, Meeting room is on the 8th floor Lecture Theatre | 43 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1

Contact: 1-855-638-4373 | www.crystalmeth.org

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