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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)

 

 

 

 

Africans in Partnership Against Aids – Counseling Services

Group Name: Africans in Partnership Against Aids – Counseling Services

Description: The vision of Africans in Partnership Against Aids (APAA) is to create a stable organization and community response to the impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity development, partnership, growth and community development and involvement. We value:

  • Respect for diverse cultural traditions and service needs
  • We view HIV/AIDS as more than a medical condition and acknowledge and respond to its social and economic impacts
  • We value on client centered services where confidential, responsive, caring, respectful and non-judgmental services are delivered
  • Promoting an active role of clients and communities in planning and implementing their services
  • We value informed choices on our care and prevention efforts
  • Programs are inclusive of the African Diaspora and its diversity
  • Accountability, responsibility, and obligation to the people we serve
  • Respects the rights of all people of different sexual orientation

APAA offers confidential counseling to men, women including youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS on HIV/AIDS and related issues such as psycho-social, treatment, nutrition, positive living, Sexual and reproductive health, crisis counseling, couple counseling, discordant counseling group counseling, pre-and post- HIV- test counseling in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. Some of the major African languages used include: Amharic, Arabic, Tigrinya, Swahili, French, Somalia, Jula and Dogon, Ga, Hausa, Lingala, Twi, Xhosa, Yoruba, kiruwanda, etc.

Where: 526 Richmond St. East, 2nd Floor | Toronto, Ontario M5A 1R3

Contact: 416-924-5256 Exts. 303 or 304 | info@apaa.ca | www.apaa.ca

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Rainbow Sisters is a free support group for women only. Women who wish to attend this group’s meetings must identify as being LGBTTIQQ2SA.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Fist Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Kemar Brown 416-977-9955 Ext. 288 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Olive Branch of Hope, Breast Cancer Support Services – Circle of Friends

Group Name: Olive Branch of Hope, Breast Cancer Support Services – Circle of Friends

Description: The Olive Branch of Hope provides Black women and women of colour with support and promotes awareness of breast cancer. They Provide social, emotional and spiritual support for women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. Activities include educational seminars on health and nutrition, interactive workshops and presentations, and general information and support for the newly diagnosed.

The Circle of Friends support group sessions allow women the freedom to discuss the disease in a caring, judgment-free environment with women just like themselves.

Where: Breast Cancer Support Services | 845 Wilson Ave., Suite #103 |Toronto, ON M3K 1E6

When: The Toronto East support group is held every 3rd Saturday of each month, and the Peel Region support group is held every 2nd last Saturday of each month. Call for locations and times.

Contact: 416-256-3155 | olivebranch@theolivebranch.ca | www.theolivebranch.ca

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