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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

Seniors Crisis Access Line

Group Name: Seniors Crisis Access Line

Description: The Senior Crisis Access Line is a specialized service for seniors in the Toronto Central LHIN area which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and caregivers. Senior Crisis Access Line is an initiative of Community Seniors Mental Health and Addiction Services, with funding provided by the Toronto Central LHIN.

Our catchment area is 401 to Lake Ontario and Warden to Islington. Our clients are age 65+ or those from age 55 with age related mental health issues. We offer telephone support from or about seniors. Our partner agencies are Gerstein Centre, COSS (Crisis Outreach Services for Seniors), the Scarborough Mobile Crisis and St Elizabeth Metro Crisis. We provide assistance with the following:

  • Assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crisis;
  • Risk /safety assessments;
  • Immediate referrals and linkages to community mobile crisis units;
  • Depression;
  • Suicidal Thoughts;
  • Memory loss or wandering;
  • Self neglect;
  • Elder abuse concerns;
  • Life adjustment problems;
  • Support for family and caregivers.

Where: 2 Lansing Square, Suite 600 | Toronto, ON M2J 4P8

When: Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday *** Note these hours will change as of March 2, 2015 to 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Contact: 416-619-5001 | 416-498-8600 | info@saintelizabeth.com |
| lindamorrison@saintelizabeth.com | saintelizabeth.com

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

Group Name: Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

Description: TRCC/MWAR (Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape) operates on principles of mutual respect and anti-oppression. We believe survivors of sexual violence are experts in their own healing. Together we work toward creating a thriving community, empowering survivors of all races, classes, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and spiritualities.

Services provided:

  • 24 Hour crisis line phone counselling
  • In person, one—to—one counselling sessions, Monday—Friday. Evening appointment available by calling the main line
  • Information and referral: we offer referrals to counselling, health, legal clinics and other government / community agencies.
  • Latin American Women’s Program: provide services in Spanish. To book an appointment with a Spanish speaking counsellor.

Where: P.O. Box 84, Station B | Toronto, ON, M5T 2T2

Contact: 416-597-8808 (Crisis & Counselling) | 416-597-1171 | 416-597-1171 Ext. 228 (Spanish) | info@trccmwar.ca | lawp@trccmwar.ca (Spanish) |www.trccmwar.ca

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Group Name: Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Description: The Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. They provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They work in tandem with community partners and sister agencies towards bridging gaps in service and identifying emerging issues or trends relevant to the women we work with. http://www.awhl.org

Where: P.O. Box 369, Station B | Toronto, ON M5T 2W2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-863-0511 | 1-866-863-0511 | TTY 416-364-8762 | Toll Free TTY 1-866-863-7868 | Mobile #SAFE (#7233)

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