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416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Group Name: 416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Description: 416 Community Support for Women is a daytime drop in program for women looking to gain or give support while coping with, isolation, addiction and/or mental health issues and other difficulties. We are located in a large Victorian home in which we provide a variety of formal and informal supports to some of the hardest to reach women in the community. Basic services include daily breakfast and lunch, weekly food bank, social/recreational programs and life skills training. The centre also offers weekly medical clinics and mental health and addiction case management services on a daily basis.

Along with the provision of supports to meet daily basic needs, staff offer drop in crisis intervention services seven days a week which may include access to our medical clinic and/or mental health and addiction case management staff. Drop In staff also oversee the weekly food bank, facilitate various group activities and provide supportive counselling on a daily basis. The group activities include art and writing classes and various social/recreational programs and life skills training. Since many of the centre’s participants are aging women, staff also focus on assisting with senior age health concerns such as support to follow prescribed medication and dietary regiments.

Where: 416 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A8
40 Oak Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2C6

When: Any day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: 416-928-3334 (Dundas) | 416-964-6936 (Oak Street) | Rosie.s@416community.com | www.416community.com

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ+ Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Access Alliance takes pride in offering programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomers. Current programs and services include a weekly drop-in and settlement workshops, settlement services and an expressive arts group for the LGBTQ+ newcomer, immigrant and refugee community. The weekly drop-in is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7: 30 p.m. at the AccessPoint Danforth location, 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, M1L 1A8. Please contact for more information on the other two programs listed above.

Contact: 416-693-8677 | 416-324-8677 | rkulatilake@accessalliance.ca | mail@accessalliance.ca | accessalliance.ca

Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Group Name: Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Description: Street Health is a non-profit community based agency that improves the health of homeless and under-housed people in Toronto. We offer both physical and mental health programs. We provide our services on the street, in parks, and in homeless shelters and drop-ins. The people we work with have lives characterized by extreme poverty, chronic unemployment, insecurity in housing, poor nutrition, high stress and loneliness. They also have more frequent and serious illnesses, and die younger on average than the general population.

The Community Mental Health Program supports people who face the extra challenge of mental health issues while homeless or under-housed. As many as 30% of homeless people in Canada have experienced a mental health issue. The lack of supportive housing makes it all the more difficult for individuals to access and maintain housing. Beyond basic supports, the five-person mental health team provides crisis intervention, outreach, informal counselling, legal support, and referrals to other community resources. The team works with neighbouring service providers, the nursing team and others.

Where: 338 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A1

Contact: 416-921-8668 | info@streethealth.ca | www.streethealth.ca

Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Group Name: Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Description: Sanctuary is a Christian charitable organization that seeks to establish and develop holistic, inclusive and healthy community. We welcome people who have, for the most part, known only rejection and abuse. Our core community includes: people who are homeless and people who run their own businesses, middle-aged, middle-class people and squeegee kids, and university students and hardened street people.

Individuals in our community face significant health issues, often resulting from their lifestyle – physical ailments caused by living on the streets or in poor-quality housing, or the side effects of substance abuse and “tough living”. Some common issues we deal with are foot care problems, wounds, infectious diseases (especially sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections and lung infections), and mental health care. Our team provides a range of care from basic stitch removal, to management of complex health care, like HIV/AIDs. Sanctuary deals with a host of other medical issues, including:

  • stabbings
  • beatings
  • nose bleeds
  • alcohol and drug addictions
  • seizures
  • pancreatitis
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • AIDS
  • pregnancy
  • cancer
  • neurological disorders
  • depression
  • schizophrenia
  • manic depression

Where: 25 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1R9

Contact: 416-922-0628 Ext. 7 leave a message | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Seniors’ Services

Group Name: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Seniors’ Services

Description: The Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) 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 Seniors’ Services offers all that through free, multilingual, weekly programs that promote better health, wellness, and social and recreational activities. We offer exercise, guest speakers, movies, arts & crafts, informal English as a Second Language (E.S.L.), dancing, computer lessons and more. You can also access individual support through the Centre. Check out the list of programs below and get involved!

Eligibility: If you live in the area (bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, St Clair Avenue West, and the railway lines east of Keele Street), and are age 55 or older, you can register. Languages: English, Spanish and Italian.

Where: 1900 Davenport Rd. | Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Contact: Catherine Goetz 416-656-8025 Ext. 247 | seniors@dpnchc.ca | dpnchc.com

Women’s College Hospital

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Bay Centre for Birth Control

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

The Bay Centre for Birth Control clinic provides women of various ages and backgrounds with programmes and services designed to meet their special needs, and help them maintain and enhance good health. The Bay Centre for Birth Control clinic offers comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for women in Ontario. Our confidential services include physical examination, counselling, information and referrals. The following activities are provided:

  • Bay Centre for Birth Control Family Planning Programme
  • Body Image Programme
  • In/Fertility Support and Education
  • Midlife and Older Women/Menopause Education and Support
  • Social Work Programme
  • Women’s Health Resource Centre

Where: 790 Bay Street, 8th Floor | Toronto, ON M5G 1N9

Contact: 416-351-3700 | BCBC@wchospital.ca | www.womenscollegehospital.ca

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