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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

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Transceptance

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

Transceptance is an ongoing peer support group for parents and caregivers of transsexual and transgendered youth and adults. This group provides support, reduces isolation and stress, and shares information, including strategies for dealing or coping with disclosures.

When: Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at CTYS. New members welcome.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: 416-924-2100 | mail@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Concerned Parents of Toronto Inc.

Group Name: Concerned Parents of Toronto Inc.

Description: As an association of concerned parents and friends, they are specifically concerned with adolescents and adults who have both an intellectual disability, and mental health needs. Their role has been to lobby government for specialized services, and to inform and support parents and friends of these adults. We have published a directory of resources for adults with dual diagnosis.

Where: Mitchell Field Community Centre 89 Church Avenue | North York, ON M2N 6C9

When: Every second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-492-1468 | thejohnstons1@sympatico.ca

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