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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

LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Group Name: LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Description: LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.

Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence. Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them.

When: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Sarah Greig 416-252-9701 Ext. 287 | www.lampchc.org

LAMP Community Health Centre – Among Friends Program

Group Name: LAMP Community Health Centre – Among Friends Community Mental Health Program

Description: LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.

The Among Friends Program is a social/recreation program for adults who live with mental health challenges that have significantly affected their quality of life. At Among Friends we function on a model of recovery that focuses on health promotion, building friendships and the achievement of personal goals. The culture of our program relies on mutual respect of all of our members, staff, students and volunteers.

*** To qualify for admission into the Among Friends program you must be between the ages of 18 and 65, have a psychiatric diagnosis or be experiencing significant symptoms of emotional distress. As a program within LAMP Community Health Centre we also limit access to people living within the service delivery area. There are no fees to join or participate in this program.

Where: 185 Fifth Street | Etobicoke, ON, M8V 2Z5

When: Call for more details on times and activities.

Contact: 416-251-8666 | www.lampchc.org

LAMP Community Health Centre – Street Level Youth Centre

Group Name: LAMP Community Health Centre – Street Level Youth Centre

Description: LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.

A free Drop-In Centre for TWEENS (ages 10 to 13) & TEENS (ages 14-19) in South Etobicoke. Street Level works with youth to make healthy lifestyle choices through life skill development workshops, physical recreational activities, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and a positive social support network.

Where: 185 Fifth Street | Etobicoke, ON, M8V 2Z5

When: Call for more details on times and activities.

Contact: Dwane Abbott 416-252-6471 Ext. 310 | dwanea@lampchc.org | www.lampchc.org

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Caregiver Support

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Caregiver Support

Description: Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is a not-for-profit agency committed to supporting seniors in their desire to remain in their own homes and community. Their agency’s programs, services and facilities have been designed to meet the unique needs of the elderly in our community. Individuals who access our services may be frail, isolated, living with memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or recovering from a stroke.

Being a caregiver can be both rewarding and overwhelming. We understand that at times it can be emotionally and physically stressful, and that you may be in need of extra support to help you take a break and cope with being a caregiver. We offer many different support services that allow you to take a needed rest, and give you time to complete daily activities, while knowing that your loved one is in a safe and respectful environment receiving quality, attentive, professional care.

Where: 2245 Lawrence Ave. West | Etobicoke, ON M9P 3W3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-243-0127 | agency@esssupportservices.ca | www.esssupportservices.ca

Ability Online Support Network

Group Name: Ability Online Support Network

Description: Ability Online is an extraordinary and absolutely free monitored and supportive online community. Here, young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities that address their needs for friendship, support and information. They meet and chat with other people like them in a virtual world that transcends boundaries and barriers. They make friends, get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of collaboration, companionship and support. Putting children and adolescents with disabilities or chronic illness in touch with the world through a computer-based friendship network linking youth for support and the sharing of information and experience.

Where: 250 Wincott Drive, RPO PO Box 18515 | Etobicoke, ON, M9R 4C8

Contact: 416-650-6207 | www.abilityonline.org

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