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Schizophrenia Services Family Support – CAMH

Group Name: Schizophrenia Services Family Support  – CAMH

Description: Schizophrenia Services Family Support and Education Group for family and friends of someone dealing with schizophrenia. Providing:

• 8-week group sessions, where participants can meet others for support and discussion of ways to better help and understand family members and friends with severe mental illness.
• topics covered include: the nature of schizophrenia; relapse prevention; dealing with a crisis; caring for the caregiver; medications and treatments, communication strategies, the medical and legal systems; community resources.

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Mood & Anxiety Clinic for youth – CAMH

Group: Mood & Anxiety Clinic – CAMH

Description: For families of registered CAMH clients of the Child, Youth and Family Program only. For children (ages 4 to 17) with depression, anxiety/other mood disorders and their caregivers. Providing as part of an individualized treatment plan after assessment, this service involves:

• brief supportive therapy and psychoeducation
• wait time for initial assessment is approximately 6 to 8 months

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service – Family Addiction Service

Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service – Family Addiction Service


Description: Family Addiction Service for parents/caregivers of substance-using youth (aged 14 to 24). Providing: Support for parents including:

• Psychoeducation groups (4-6 sessions)
• 2-hour educational workshops for parents of youth with substance use problems (monthly sessions)

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Malvern Family Resource Centre – Counselling Services

Group Name: Malvern Family Resource Centre – Counselling Services

Description: Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC) as a social service agency strives to be sensitive to the different and changing needs of the diverse communities we serve including people with disabilities. Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to strengthening families and individuals through inclusive and effective programs and services for children, youth, women, seniors and families in the Rouge River riding. Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to developing policies, practices and procedures that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities, as well as integration and equality of opportunity.

Strengthening Families is our Business. We aim to positively change and improve family life by offering various programs and services. MFRC provides free, confidential counselling for youth and their families in the Rouge River Riding. Appointments can be made for individual, group or family sessions.
Counselling can support you in dealing with issues that you may feel are beyond your control. It can help you learn new coping skills, better understand yourself and improve your relationships.

To book an appointment call the counselor or make a referral request to any staff member at Malvern Family Resource Centre.

Where: 90 Littles Road | Scarborough, ON M1B 5E2

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-284-4654 Ext. 28 | 416-284-4184 | mfrc.org

WoodGreen Community Services – Bereavement Group

Group Name: WoodGreen Community Services – Bereavement Group Support/Counselling

Description: Celebrating 75 years of success in 2012, WoodGreen Community Services is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto. A founding United Way of Toronto member agency, WoodGreen has grown to span 32 locations and serves 37,000 people each year. WoodGreen helps people find safe, affordable housing, seniors live independently, internationally-trained professionals enter the job market, parents access childcare, children and youth access after-school programs, newcomers settle in to Canadian life, homeless and marginalized people get off the streets and youth find meaningful employment and training.

A team of social workers provide individual and group bereavement support to individuals or families (includes service referral, service navigation and coordination when required).

Where: 815 Danforth Avenue, First floor | Toronto, ON M4J 1L2

When: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-572-3575 | www.woodgreen.org | ccwscentralintake@woodgreen.org

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Head Start

Group Name: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Head Start

Description: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Their centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 0 – 6, adults, seniors and newcomers.

A School Readiness Program that through play, social interaction, arts & crafts, music, develops skills in children that will enrich and enhance their ability to learn and prepare them for school.

Where: 86 Blake Street | Toronto, ON M4J 3C9

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Three 12 week sessions offered: January to March, April to June and September to November.

Contact: Ursula 416-392-1750 Ext. 304 | www.eastviewcentre.com | ursulanau@eastviewcentre.com

Toronto Military Family Resource Centre – Parenting Warm Line

Group Name: Toronto Military Family Resource Centre – Parenting Warm Line

Description: The Toronto Military Family Resource Centre (TMFRC) is a community based non-profit charitable organization. Our goal is to recognize and foster the unique strength of families within the military community. Our aim is to support our families in a meaningful way by providing the resources to assist, maintain and enhance their quality of family life while living in the Greater Toronto Area.

Parenting Warm Line
Do you have questions or need help with parenting challenges through deployment, military separations or every day life? Call any afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to speak with our parenting consultant, Cathy Turalinski.

Where: Toronto Military Family Resource Centre | 5 Yukon Lane | Toronto, ON M3K 0A1

When: Any afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Cathy Turalinski 416-633-6200 Ext. 4312 | www.familyforce.ca | tmfrc@forces.gc.ca

The Teresa Group – Counselling

Group Name: The Teresa Group – Counselling

Description: The Teresa Group is a community-based charitable organization specifically serving children affected by HIV and AIDS and their families.

Since 1990 The Teresa Group has evolved from providing support to a handful of children and families to an organization with a dedicated team of professional staff providing a broad range of compassionate front line services to hundreds of local children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The Teresa Group also coordinates a Provincial program to distribute infant formula to new moms living with HIV and is a founding member and fiscal agent for the global Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS. The Teresa Group and the Coalition co-organize an international symposium affiliated with each International AIDS Conference. The Teresa Group provides leadership through example, information, education and innovation.

Individual or family counselling is available for children, youth and adults who feel they need support and to talk to someone. In-depth counselling, crisis management and ongoing support are offered, depending on the needs of the person/family.

Where: 124 Merton Street, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON M4S 2Z2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-596-7703 | info@teresagroup.ca | www.teresagroup.ca

Distress Centres – Survivors Support Program

Group Name: Distress Centres – Survivors Support Program

Description: Since 1967, as an initially modest outreach of a concerned group of community leaders, the Distress Centres has provided 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a year. Hundreds of thousands of calls later, this agency continues to offer round the clock response to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. We also provide face to face support and counseling to people dealing with the effects of suicide and homicide.

Any interested survivor should contact our program directly. An initial information-sharing session will be arranged at the earliest possible convenience. Following this interview, individuals or families are introduced to a team of two volunteer responders. One of the team members will be someone who has also experienced a death by suicide/homicide.

There are eight weekly sessions, held at one of several locations in Toronto. Each of these one- to two-hour meetings focuses on a topic specific to bereavement by suicide/homicide, with ample time provided to participants for discussion of their current situation. Once the individualized sessions are completed, survivors are invited to a series of group meetings. These provide participants with the opportunity to share and compare their own unique stories and reactions with those of other survivors. ** Participation in the program is free.

Where: Box 243, Adelaide P.O. | Toronto, ON M5C 2J4

Contact: 416-595-1716 | Info@TorontoDistressCentre.com | www.torontodistresscentre.com

PKD Foundation of Canada

Group Name: PKD Foundation of Canada (Toronto Chapter)

Description: The PKD Foundation of Canada promotes programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects. They offer general support group meetings, various educational events and seminars, various fundraisers in support of Canadian research into PKD.

PKD Foundation Chapters and the volunteers who lead them, are the backbone of the PKD community – driving vital programs around the world. Whether you become a Chapter leader or simply attend an event or meeting, don’t wait any longer… Get involved today!

Where: 3-1750 The Queensway, Suite 158 | Toronto, ON M9C 5H5

When: Quarterly support meetings held at 1750 The Queensway. Contact them for more information.

Contact: Matan Volach torontochapter@endpkd.ca | 416-410-1740 (Answering Line) | 1.800.PKD.CURE (753.2873) | pkdcure@pkdcure.org | www.endpkd.ca

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