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Regent Park Community Health Centre – Men’s Drop-in

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Men’s Drop-in

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

The men’s drop-in provides men who are homeless, vulnerable, and precariously housed a weekly space so they may socialize and connect with each other and staff from the Health Centre. Clients are offered food and activities (such as movies and outings), information, support and referral to services.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Service areas: south of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River, east of Yonge Street.

Contact: Dean Reid 416-364-2261 | www.regentparkchc.org

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Transition Support

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Transition Support

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Transition Support is a social and support group for transsexuals and transgendered people. The group is open to everyone on a trans spectrum but is mostly attended by MTF (male-to-female) individuals. Come join us to get support, give support, hang out or just listen. This is one place you can be yourself! We have posted a number of resources that provide information on trans issues. Please check our online resources page regularly for updates. This is a drop-in program that is free.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: The second and fourth Friday of each month from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Contact: 416-392-6874 | info@the519.org | www.the519.org

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – 50+ LGBT Services

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – 50+ LGBT Services

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

The Older LGBT Program provides people with opportunities to make deeper connections with their peers by socializing and learning through special events, guest speakers and promoting related community resources. The Older LGBT Program offers a weekly Monday drop-in with programming for older LGBT people in our community. Everyone is invited, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. This is a drop-in program.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Mondays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact: Rosalyn Forrester 416-355-6783 | HBain@The519.org | www.the519.org

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Sunday Drop-In

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Sunday Drop-In

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Our Sunday Drop-In has evolved and changed over the years, adapting to the needs of the local community and the homeless and under-housed people who come to The Centre. The program will consist of a big Sunday breakfast shared together Room 106 of The Centre, starting at 10AM. Breakfast is followed by afternoon programs on a variety of programs and topics selected by participants and led by staff and volunteers. Lunch is served during afternoon programs and individuals who do not want to stay for programs can grab a meal-to-go before breakfast ends at 1. The 519’s Drop-In is unique in that it focuses on LGBTQ homeless and under-housed people and their allies. Everyone is welcome to attend the drop in as long as they contribute to ensuring a safe, positive space for LGBTQ people.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Please call or e-mail for more detailed information.

Contact: Sawyer Pow 416-355-6789 Ext. 4015 | spow@the519.org | www.the519.org

Sherbourne Health Centre – WINK – Women in Need ‘Klinic’

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – WINK – Women in Need ‘Klinic’

Description: Like the unique mosaic at our front door, Sherbourne was shaped by our communities. As with our programs and services, when the pieces are put together, the different colours and textures form something inviting, vibrant and relevant to the people we serve. We work closely with our partners and community members. Our primary care and chronic disease management services, health promotion and education, outreach and social supports, and mental health services work together to provide transformative care and support.

WINK – Women in Need ‘Klinic’
Come for a nutritious breakfast, social activities and if you need, on-the-spot care from a nurse or doctor in a friendly space. This is a drop-in program and no appointment is necessary.

Where: 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Contact: 416-324-4180 | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Sherbourne Health Centre – LGBTQ Fertility

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – Still Trying… LGBTQ Fertility Support Group

Description: Like the unique mosaic at our front door, Sherbourne was shaped by our communities. As with our programs and services, when the pieces are put together, the different colours and textures form something inviting, vibrant and relevant to the people we serve. We work closely with our partners and community members. Our primary care and chronic disease management services, health promotion and education, outreach and social supports, and mental health services work together to provide transformative care and support.

Still Trying… LGBTQ Fertility Support Group
Fertility and infertility support from other LGBTQ people who are struggling with getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and everything that goes along with this difficult process. Join us – we get it. This group is for any LGBTQ person who is trying to conceive. No appointment is necessary.

Where: 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Usually Mondays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please call or e-mail for upcoming dates before attending.

Contact: Andy 416-324-4100 Ext. 5276 | ainkster@sherbourne.on.ca | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Sistering: A Woman’s Place (Drop-In)

Group Name: Sistering: A Woman’s Place (Drop-In)

Description: Sistering is a women’s organization that offers practical and emotional support through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives. Guided by the principles of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, Sistering works to change social conditions which endanger women’s welfare. Sistering was founded early in 1980, when a small group of social service agency representatives, women living in hostels and community residents came together to discuss the needs of homeless and transient women in downtown Toronto. Particularly women’s need for a safe and welcoming women’s only space during the day, and a space where women could access food, support and information.

Sistering’s Drop Ins provide basic services to women who are homeless, under-housed, low income or marginalized and are looking for a safe and welcoming place to go during the day. In a welcoming, non-judgmental environment women can access much-needed supports. Sistering serves a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse population in a positive environment through shared commitment to principles of equity and access. At our Bloor Street Drop-In women can access a full range of services, seven days a week. Our basic services include:

  • hot breakfast and hot lunch
  • laundry facilities (washer & dryer)
  • showers
  • daybeds for napping
  • a mailing address, if needed
  • local phone and email
  • ESL Classes

Where: 962 Bloor Street West. | Toronto, ON M6H 1L6

When: Mondays from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-926-9762 | www.sistering.org | info@sistering.org

Fred Victor – Open House Drop-In

Group Name: Fred Victor – Open House Drop-In

Description: Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto.
Every day, more than 1,000 people use our programs and services. And each person who comes through our doors is experiencing poverty or homelessness. Our many programs and services, located at 10 different sites across Toronto, help people rebuild their lives.

Fred Victor’s Open House — an umbrella program located at our community services site at the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street corner – has been core to the lives of people living on the street, in shelters or in low-income housing. Open House staff encourages people to connect to staff and programs, meet other people and grab a healthy snack. This is the starting point for meeting people’s basic, as well as their more complex needs. Staff assists by:

  • answering questions about other Fred Victor programs and services
  • facilitating creative, active and empowering social/recreational programs
  • providing referrals to doctors, dentists, legal help, training programs and employment opportunities
  • offering gently-used clothing from our clothing room
  • promoting partnerships with other organizations that can assist with replacing I.D., opening bank accounts, applying for income supports, filing income tax, getting prescription eye glasses and more

Several programs are run under the umbrella of the Open-House.

Where: 59 Adelaide Street East, 6th Floor | Toronto, ON M5C 1K6

When: Every Monday to Friday, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact: 416-364-8228 | fredvictor.org

Delta Family Resource Centre – Parent Child Drop-In

Group Name: Delta Family Resource Centre – Parent Child Drop-In

Description: A multilingual, muti-ethnic, community based organization working with families and children to enhance their potential through programs that promote their well-being and involvement in the community. They are guided by the principles of ensuring accessibility, building equity, and strengthening community capacity. They offer a range of support services to caregivers of children, settlement programs and services, community support, and a range of activities that enhance individual skills and promotes healthy communities.

A place for parents to

  • Meet other parents and share experiences
  • Obtain employment and settlement information
  • Enjoy activities together
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Play and have fun in a safe and nurturing enviroment
  • Enjoy a variety of activities together
  • Socialize and interact with other children

*** Free childcare and snacks provided.

Where: Jane & Sheppard Mall | 2721 Jane Street, Unit 14 | Toronto, ON M3L 1S3

When: Fridays from 9:15 a.m. until 11: 45 a.m.

Contact: 416-747-1172 | contactus@dfrc.ca | www.dfrc.ca

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Adult Drop-In

Group Name: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Adult Drop-In

Description: The Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre supports our community’s residents at every stage of their lives. Our Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that works towards building supportive communities, while our community Health Centre provides primary care for clients using a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, counselor/therapists, dietitians and medical administration staff. DPNCHC provides both of these services to its community in one convenient location.

This program provides adults in the community with access to a variety of social, recreational and educational activities. It’s a great opportunity to meet others who live in the area and get information on other programs at DPNC and the Davenport area. No registration is required.

Where: 1900 Davenport Road | Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

When: Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at 1900 Davenport Road.
Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at 61 Pelham Park Gardens

Contact: Eileen Hannan 416-656-8025 Ext. 370 | info@dpnchc.ca | dpnchc.com

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