All posts in “alcohol”

Elizabeth Fry – Homelessness and Outreach Programs

Group Name: Elizabeth Fry – Homelessness and Outreach Programs

Description: Elizabeth Fry Toronto, established in 1952, serves women who are, have been or are at risk of being in conflict with the criminal justice system. We provide transitional housing and community supports that are: woman centered, gender-responsive and anti-oppressive.

Elizabeth Fry Toronto provides unique programs in support of women who have experienced homelessness, are at-risk of conflict with the law or have experienced such conflict. Programs include:

  • BEST Pre-Employment: Assessment and planning for homeless women with a criminal record seeking meaningful employment.
  • Girl’s Circle: A prevention and outreach program for youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years.
  • Project OWN (Opportunities for Women Now): A peer education and training program to build public awareness about women and the law.
  • Newcomer Program: Education and support for criminalized and at-risk women who are new to Canada or have precarious immigration status
  • Work Safe: Health, legal, and counselling support and referrals for sex worker

Where: 215 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4X 1G1

When: Women must first attend an individual assessment prior to attending group sessions. Call for more information.

Contact: 416-924-3708 Ext. 246 | |

Secular Organizations for Sobriety Group of Toronto

Group Name: Secular Organizations for Sobriety Group of Toronto (SOS)

Description: “SOS is the world’s largest” non 12-Step addiction recovery program dedicated to providing an “effective” – “self-empowerment” method for achieving and maintaining
“lasting sobriety.”

They respect diversity, welcome healthy skepticism, encourage rational thinking as well as the expression of our feelings, and we each take responsibility for our individual sobriety without depending upon supernatural beliefs. Everyone is welcome; no membership or registration required.

Where: Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, 43 Wellesley Street East, 8th floor auditorium | Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1

When: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-971-5978 | |

Parent Action On Drugs

Group Name: Parent Action On Drugs (PAD)

Description: PAD began in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. Through the years, PAD has developed a substantial portfolio of services. PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth. PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada.

Where: Room 121, 7 Hawksdale Road | Toronto, ON M3K 1W3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-395-4970 | 1-877-265-9279 | |

MADD Toronto – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Group Name: MADD Toronto – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Description: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims/survivors of this violent crime. MADD Toronto strives to offer support services to victims/survivors and their families and friends, heighten awareness about the dangers of alcohol and/or drug-impaired driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.

The victims of impaired driving include those who were directly involved in crashes caused by impaired drivers, as well as families and friends who cope with the loss or injury of loved ones. In the aftermath of a crash, victims have many questions and often do not know where to turn. MADD Canada’s most important priority is helping those who have lost a loved one or suffered an injury as a result of impaired driving. Every year, we provide a full range of free services to 20,000 victims of impaired driving. If you or someone you know is a victim of impaired driving, MADD Canada is here to help.

Where: 35 Lytton Blvd., Lower Level | Toronto ON M4R 1L2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-924-2666 | (Victim Support Line) 1-800-665-6233 | |

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Group Name: Dual Recovery Anonymous

Description: Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis. Their goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness. They are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is a Fellowship of men & women who meet to support each other in their common recovery from two No-Fault illnesses: an emotional or psychiatric illness and chemical dependency.

Where: 329 Waverly Street, Thunder Bay | ON, P7B 3A7 (Closed meeting for persons with dual diagnosis)

When: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Closed meeting for persons with dual diagnosis)

Contact: Deborah D. 807-623-4871 | |

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Group Name: Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Description: The Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email, or web chat 24/7. Their service is free, confidential, and anonymous.

They can:

  • provide information about treatment services and supports in your community
  • listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • provide basic education about drug and alcohol problems

Where: London, Ontario

Contact: 1-800-565-8603 |

ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Group Name: ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Description: ConnexOntario Health Services Information is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. ConnexOntario operates the Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment(DART), the Ontario Problem Gamling Helpline(OPGH), and Mental Health Service Information Ontario(MHSIO). Trained information and referral specialists provide up-to-date, free, anonymous and confidential information on a wide variety of programs and resources available to Ontarians (and their family, friends, health care providers) dealing with issuses with drugs, alcohol, gambling or mental health. Services in over 150 languages available upon request.

Where: Ontario

When: Call for information on a local meeting.

Contact: 519-439-0174 | |

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