All posts in “dual diagnosed”

Mental Health Peer Support Organization

Group Name: Mental Health Peer Support Organization

Description: The Mental Health Peer Support Organization is a group designed to help people with mental health labels and /or challenges live happier and more fulfilling lives. Members within the group, pledge to help each other and themselves at the same time. This group will inspire people to reach their individual goals with the support and encouragement of each other. Sharing, caring and open, honest communication are key to the success of this group and it’s members.

Open to all people with Mental Health “labels”.
The group is also open to supporters of people with said challenges including friends and family. If you have no friends and family then please join as we want you to make new peer support friends!
Many of our members have been volunteers and or professionals in the area of mental health for years. Many of us know peer support works to improve health. Many have personally been and continue to be involved in results that have improved quality of life and even saved lives. **** Registration is required.

Where: St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway Central Conference Dining Room | Toronto, ON M6R 1B5

When: Meetings are most Mondays from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. plus socials, verify online.

Contact: mhpso@yahoo.com | www.meetup.com/Mental-Health-Peer-Support-Organization/

Fred Victor – Concurrent Disorder Support Services

Group Name: Fred Victor – Concurrent Disorder Support Services

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.

Concurrent Disorder Support Services (CDSS) offers a high-degree of support to its clients by helping them fast-track and navigate the system. Eligibility for CDSS is by referral from a medical practitioner or community-based agency that is working with an individual. Although CDSS encourages referrals through clients’ pre-existing service providers, CDSS also works with people who are new to the system. To be eligible, the person must:

  • be 16 years or older
  • have a co-occurring mental health disorder and be actively using one or more substances
    have other challenges affecting social welfare, such as homelessness, disability, cognitive impairment or history of trauma

Once accepted into the program, individuals are referred to a partner or external agency for a range of services, including case management, addiction medicine, psychiatric consultation, addiction stabilization, mental health counselling, housing access help and much more.

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

When: Every Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-364-8228 Ext. 3311 or 3365 | cdss@fredvictor.org | fredvictor.org

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

The 416 Drop-In Centre provides support and services to women dealing with mental health issues who are homeless, street-involved, dually diagnosed, and socially isolated. The program offers short-term case management services to access community services through a coordinated and holistic approach. The 416 is known for working with women whom other agencies find very difficult to serve. The program also offers a trustee program to help clients with money management. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation. **** Serves women in the Downtown Toronto area.

Where: The Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. East | Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R5

When: Drop-In. Languages: English and Korean.

Contact: 416-928-3334 | 416-482-4103 | crct@crct.org | 416casemanagement@bellnet.ca

Meta Centre For The Disabled

Group Name: Meta Centre For The Disabled

Description: Their mission is to provide quality services and supports for the social inclusion of people with special needs. Meta Centre was established as the operational body of the original organization, EOH Meta Foundation. Meta Centre then successfully pursued funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and EOH Meta Foundation re-formulated itself into a successful fundraising body for Meta Centre.

Their services are tailored to respect and meet the individual needs of people with developmental disabilities, including those persons with dual diagnoses and multiple disabilities. These are provided through our multi-lingual Day & Respite Services, Supported Independent Living and Residential Services.

Where: 401 Champagne Drive | Toronto, ON M3J 2C6

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-736-0199 | aorlando@metacentre.ca | www.metacentre.ca

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 | dika@baynet.net | www.draonline.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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