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Teen Legal Helpline

Group Name: Teen Legal Helpline

Description: We help teens solve their hardest problems by giving them free and confidential legal advice. Every day, hundreds of vulnerable Ontario teens are forced to deal with legal situations on their own. These problems, like bullying and domestic violence, are more than what a young person can handle alone. We think they deserve better. Teen Legal Helpline connects teens with experienced lawyers to give them the advice they need. Teen Legal Helpline is a Canadian charity committed to access to justice for teens in Canada. We will never charge because you should not be denied help because you cannot afford it.

Are you an Ontario teen with a legal question? Teen Legal Helpline is free, confidential, and powered by lawyers who care.

Where: 147 Liberty Street, Suite 215 | Toronto, ON M6K 3G3

Contact: www.teenlegalhelpline.org | info@teenlegalhelpline.org (non-legal enquiries)

Mothers Against Fathers in Arrears

Group Name: Mothers Against Fathers in Arrears (MAFIA)

Description: Mothers Against Fathers In Arrears is for all custodial parents and their children who are owed child support. This organization will allow all custodial parents to remain informed about child support issues throughout the United States as well as become “pro-active” with judges, legislators and Congress. They provide support and advocacy for single mothers who are not receiving support payments from the child/children’s self-employed father.

Where: 3270 Shelburne Place | Oakville, ON L6L 5V9

When: Please call for further information. There is no membership fee.

Contact: 905-827-6934 | www.mafia-usa.com

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program (JAMH)

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

The Justice and Mental Health Program provides emotional and navigational support for families with a loved one who has a mental illness and has come in to contact with the criminal justice system. Their objective is to support families of people with mental illness who have come in contact with the law while promoting change in mental health and justice.

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Contact: 1-800-449-6367 | www.schizophrenia.on.ca

Dying With Dignity

Group Name: Dying With Dignity

Description: Dying With Dignity is a registered charitable society whose mission is to improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
To accomplish this they:

  • Educate Canadians about their rights to determine and choose health care options at the end of life.
  • Provide client support and advocacy services to those who request them.
  • Build public support for legal change to permit voluntary, physician-assisted dying.
  • Provide Living Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and other advance health care directives to the public and work toward their legal recognition throughout Canada.

There are no support groups offered. Personal support enquiries can be sent to Anya.

Where: 802-55 Eglinton Avenue East | Toronto, ON M4P 1G8

Contact: 416-486-3998 | 1-800-495-6156 | info@dyingwithdignity.ca | anya@dyingwithdignity.ca | www.dyingwithdignity.ca

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