All posts in “elder abuse”

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

Arab Community Centre of Toronto – Domestic Abuse Education Project

Group Name: Arab Community Centre of Toronto – Domestic Abuse Education Project

Description: The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) is a non for profit organization with charitable status, and is non-political and non-sectarian. The ACCT is proud to be a focal point for all Arab and non-Arab communities in which they can find an outlet for settlement and social services inquiries. We serve newcomers of all cultures, religions and ethnicities.

The Domestic Abuse Education project’s aim is to raise awareness regarding violence against women, elders and children and to educate clients about the effects of violence and inform them about better ways of dealing with conflict.

This past year, we noticed an increase of domestic violence cases. We had quite a few cases that were referred to us by the Police Victim Services, Social Services, LINC schools and probation Officers. Fortunate enough we were able to prevent a few cases from escalating, especially cases that were brought to our attention before being reported to the police. Counseling was a great help in many of these cases.

Where: 555 Burnhamthorpe Road, Suite 209 | Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y3

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-231-7746 | info@arabnewcomers.org | www.arabcommunitycentre.com

Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

The Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit at Family Service Toronto provides social work services to older people and caregivers. Our work includes counselling, group work, advocacy, training and educational sessions on a variety of topics such as aging and memory loss, anger and guilt, how to access community resources, abuse of older adults, etc.
You can come to our office for counselling, attend support groups or educational seminars, talk to a trained counsellor by telephone or, in exceptional circumstances, arrange for a home/community visit. We are able to provide counselling in English and Spanish. We provide counselling services for those facing issues such as:

  • Dealing with chronic or degenerative illness
  • Stress in family relationships
  • Bereavement
  • The uprootedness and difficulty of adapting to a new culture at an advanced age
  • Caregiver stress
  • Elder abuse

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | www.familyservicetoronto.org | sau@familyservicetoronto.org

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