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Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Group Name: Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Description: Every second Tuesday of the month, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. “A Walk In Drop In” – Heather McDonald, MA. Reg Psychotherapist

  • Run by the George Hull Centre for Children and Families
  • Come and enjoy food
  • A lot of donations available – clothing and household items
  • Talk about your strengths and challenges in raising a family with other mothers
  • Tokens Available

Where:  RAY Program space at Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre, 500 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON  M9B 2C4

WhenParticipate in the following one hour workshops held monthly:

  • February 14th – How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen Part 1
  • March 7th –  How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen part 2 (1st Tuesday of the month,, because the following week is March Break
  • April 11th Come and Learn Mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques
  • May 9th Share and Learn more about your health as a woman
  • June 13th Spend time laughing and playing at year end summer celebration

Contact: Rae Masche| 416-622-8833 ext. 252 | Email | Website

What Next! Peer Support Program- Canadian Mental Health Association

Group Name: What Next!  Peer Support Program at the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Description:  What Next Drop- in Centre is one of many programs run by the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto- Branch (CMHA). We are a peer run initiative Drop-In Centre for adults living with a mental health and or addiction issue.  The support group is for individuals 19 years of age and older who live with mental health or mental health and addiction challenges.

Where:  3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 208, North York, Ontario,  M3J 2P6, (west of the Allen, on the corner of Sheppard Ave & Chesswood Drive).

When:   What Next! is open:  Monday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.  What Next! is closed on Wednesday.

Contact: To become a member, please call 416-449-4555 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to make an appointment for an orientation session or visit our website to learn more about What Next! and to get a copy of our monthly calendar of events: What Next!

416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Group Name: 416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Description: 416 Community Support for Women is a daytime drop in program for women looking to gain or give support while coping with, isolation, addiction and/or mental health issues and other difficulties. We are located in a large Victorian home in which we provide a variety of formal and informal supports to some of the hardest to reach women in the community. Basic services include daily breakfast and lunch, weekly food bank, social/recreational programs and life skills training. The centre also offers weekly medical clinics and mental health and addiction case management services on a daily basis.

Along with the provision of supports to meet daily basic needs, staff offer drop in crisis intervention services seven days a week which may include access to our medical clinic and/or mental health and addiction case management staff. Drop In staff also oversee the weekly food bank, facilitate various group activities and provide supportive counselling on a daily basis. The group activities include art and writing classes and various social/recreational programs and life skills training. Since many of the centre’s participants are aging women, staff also focus on assisting with senior age health concerns such as support to follow prescribed medication and dietary regiments.

Where: 416 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A8
40 Oak Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2C6

When: Any day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: 416-928-3334 (Dundas) | 416-964-6936 (Oak Street) | Rosie.s@416community.com | www.416community.com

Krasman Centre – Drop in

Group Name: Krasman Centre – Drop-in

Description: The Krasman Centre is a Consumer/Survivor Initiative funded primarily by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care but also receives funding through various grants and foundations. A Consumer/Survivor initiative is an type of organization that is governed, led and staffed by consumer/survivors and family members (when appropriate).The goal of the Krasman Centre is to serve as a physical hub and resource for the community of Psychiatric Survivors and their Families and Friends serving York Region (Richmond Hill main location) and South Simcoe (Alliston satellite location) of the Central Local Health Integration Network. We offer and operate all of our programs through two drop-in centres, with a variety of peer support, mental health recovery* and social services programs serving people who experience mental health extremes or labels as well as people who experience homelessness.

The drop-in is a safe and supportive place that emphasizes helping individuals feel autonomous. The centre helps people help themselves, and one another. It is a place where there are no demands and no pathologizing – where one can just relax, enjoy and experience what the peer recovery movement has to offer. Within the drop-in we also offer the following resources:

  • Information and resources about variety of mental health recovery related topics
  • Training, education and skills building
  • Computer/Internet access, phone/fax/photocopier use for consumer/survivors and self-help initiatives
  • Workshops and groups promoting creativity such as arts and crafts, poetry, and book club
  • Basic needs for people experiencing homelessness: kitchen, assistance with winter needs, shower (Richmond Hill), laundry (Richmond Hill), etc.

Where: 10121 Yonge Street | Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 905-780-0491 | 1-888-780-0724 | krasmancentre.com

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

A peer support group for individuals living with both depression and anxiety. This group is facilitated by James M.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Starting February 3, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and occurring the first Monday of each month thereafter at the same time.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ+ Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Access Alliance takes pride in offering programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomers. Current programs and services include a weekly drop-in and settlement workshops, settlement services and an expressive arts group for the LGBTQ+ newcomer, immigrant and refugee community. The weekly drop-in is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7: 30 p.m. at the AccessPoint Danforth location, 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, M1L 1A8. Please contact for more information on the other two programs listed above.

Contact: 416-693-8677 | 416-324-8677 | rkulatilake@accessalliance.ca | mail@accessalliance.ca | accessalliance.ca

All Saints Church-Community Centre – Drop-In

Group Name: All Saints Church-Community Centre – Drop-In

Description: All Saints Church-Community Centre is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment while enhancing the well-being of homeless and street-involved individuals from a harm reduction and human-rights based approach. All Saints provides friendship, social opportunities, group and individual creative expression opportunities, case management, counselling, advocacy, and sanctuary. These services are provided with respect, compassion, and without prejudice to all who seek them. We place people, their goals and needs, at the center of everything we do, and strive to create a place that is welcoming, supportive, and accessible.

For anyone requiring these services, All Saints provides:

  • coffee/tea & snacks
  • computers access
  • library
  • harm reduction supplies/needle exchange
  • support groups
  • arts & crafts
  • cooking/nutrition classes
  • health & wellness groups

Where: 315 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON, M5A 2A2

When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact: 416-368-7768 | admin@allsaintstoronto.com | allsaintstoronto.com

All Saints Church-Community Centre – Women’s Drop-In

Group Name: All Saints Church-Community Centre – Women’s Drop-In

Description: All Saints Church-Community Centre is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment while enhancing the well-being of homeless and street-involved individuals from a harm reduction and human-rights based approach. All Saints provides friendship, social opportunities, group and individual creative expression opportunities, case management, counselling, advocacy, and sanctuary. These services are provided with respect, compassion, and without prejudice to all who seek them. We place people, their goals and needs, at the center of everything we do, and strive to create a place that is welcoming, supportive, and accessible.

All Saints Women’s Drop-In uses a harm reduction and human-rights based approach to work with women (trans-inclusive) who are engaging in sex work in the community. Grounded in the principles of social justice, we work to protect the rights, health and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry. Our programs strive to address the impact that discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work. All Saints Women’s Drop-In embraces a non-judgmental, all-inclusive approach while providing a full spectrum of programs to address basic and immediate needs, long-term goal setting and life skills development. ***Women’s group available for women who are not in sex work.

Where: 315 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON, M5A 2A2

When: Fridays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Women’s non-sex work related drop-in: Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-368-7768 | admin@allsaintstoronto.com | allsaintstoronto.com

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

The Women’s Peer Support Group: a drop-in group for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders. The most serious of the postpartum disorders, this condition affects about 1 to 2 in 1,000 new mothers. Onset is rapid, sudden, and very dramatic, often within days to weeks of delivery. It can be characterized by psychotic depression, mania, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that other people cannot),delusions (fixed, false beliefs), extreme confusion and suicidal thoughts. It is a serious condition that requires rapid treatment for the safety of the mother and her baby. This condition is more common in women with bipolar disorder.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and the first Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Family Drop-In

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Family Drop-In

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

The Family Drop-In program is designed for children from 2 to 12 years of age and their parents. The program provides children with the opportunity to develop skills in language, cognitive development, sensory development, creativity and gross motor skills development. This program is designed for newcomer children and their parents who have limited knowledge of English language. While children are busy learning and creating, parents are involved in workshops and seminars that develop better parenting skills. Parents learn more about their children’s development and are encouraged to use these techniques at home in order to continue the growth of newly acquired skills and at the same time foster positive learning opportunities for their children.

Where: 925 Albion Road, Suite 309 | Etobicoke, ON, M9V 3Y7

When: Please call for more details on the location and time.

Contact: Susan 415-745-0062 Ext. 226 | www.rexdalewomen.org

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