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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

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – Prenatal Nutrition and Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – Prenatal Nutrition and Support Program

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 is a member of the Hello Baby Circle prenatal partnership led by St Stephen’s House. This is a program of the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Working together with Toronto Public Health and other community partners, we provide:

  • A friendly place to meet other pregnant women in your neighbourhood
  • TTC tickets and gift certificates for food
  • Snacks and childcare
  • Discussions with nurses, dieticians and community workers about pregnancy, labour and delivery, feeding your baby and many other topics
  • Services and information in several languages

Eligibility: Women living in the area bordered by St Clair Avenue West to the north, College Street to the south, Yonge Street to the East and Dufferin Street to the West.

Where: Trinity-Spadina Ontario Early Years Centre, 706 College St | Toronto, ON M6G 1C1

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-925-2103 Ext. 237 | 416-964-8747 Ext. 254 | 416-324-8677 | mail@accessalliance.ca | accessalliance.ca

Black Creek Community Health Centre – Bridges to Moms

Group Name: Black Creek Community Health Centre – Bridges to Moms

Description: BCCHC is a non-profit community based organization that provides health care services in a holistic manner and works with people to create safe and healthy communities. We are funded by the Central Local Health Integrated Network (Central LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Are you a pregnant or parenting mom with substance use issues? We can help. Using a harm reduction approach the program offers support for pregnant women and mothers with children 0-6 years who struggle with substance use by providing services, which include:

  • Assessment
  • Information/Referrals
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Assistance with child welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Parenting programs
  • Child development services
  • Education and consultation on issues of substance use
  • Referral to Community Opioid Treatment Program

Using a variety of approaches, our programs and services can help women and their families: Better understand the reasons for substance use and its impact on you and those around you, develop skills and strategies to support your desired lifestyle changes and goals, and receive programs and services that will support your parenting. For your confidential screening call or for more information please contact us.

Where: 2202 Jane St., Suite 5 | Toronto, ON M3M 1A4

Contact: Audrey Taylor 416-249-8000 Ext. 3237 | www.bcchc.com

Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Transitioning Support

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Transitions is a drop-in group program to support women and children who have experienced family violence or other trauma, and are currently in crisis or transition. The drop-in group is run weekly and provides mothers with the opportunity to get support, resources and referrals as issues arise. Children attend a separate group where they learn stress management and safety planning techniques, as well as coping strategies and social skills. Transitions supports families during times of crisis and change.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | info@childdevelop.ca | www.childdevlop.ca

Child Development Institute – Here to Help

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Here to Help Support Group

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Here to Help is a group intervention program for mothers with children ages 4 to 18 who have experienced family violence. The group runs for 11 weeks and is offered three times per year. The group provides a safe and supportive environment for mothers and children to talk about the violence they have experienced, and helps families process their emotions together. Here to Help helps women and their children to understand that they are not alone.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | info@childdevelop.ca | www.childdevlop.ca

Child Development Institute – Mothers In Mind

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Mothers In Mind

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development. Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Mothers in Mind is a group program for mothers who have experienced woman abuse or other trauma (e.g. childhood abuse, sexual assault, war) and have children under the age of four. The program focuses on the needs of mothers who find that these hurtful experiences are making parenting difficult. The 10-week mother-child group helps mothers learn ways to manage stress and other challenging feelings, foster healthy self-esteem, and respond to their children in a sensitive, supportive and effective manner. Mothers in Mind supports women with young children in becoming the mothers they want to be.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: Asifa Sheikh 416-603-1827 Ext. 2241 | Ena Burbana 416-603-1827 Ext. 2249 | info@childdevelop.ca | www.childdevlop.ca

Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Description: To provide health education and community support for mothers-to-be and new parents. To provide support for parents who have experienced a stillbirth or the loss of a newborn.

Customer Service Representatives of Toronto Health Connection link callers to programs and services of the City of Toronto. Public Health Nurses of Healthy Families and Healthy Living Intake provide telephone health information and counselling and referrals to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program. Intake Registered Dieticians provide nutrition counselling and referrals to the Healthiest Babies Possible Program.

District Public Health Nurses provide parent education sessions at a variety of community locations. Public Health Nurses and Nutritionists collaborate on prenatal programs in the community.

Where: Support Programs Mothers-To-Be and New Parents | 5100 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M2N 5V7

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-338-7600 | www.toronto.ca/health

MADD Toronto – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Group Name: MADD Toronto – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Description: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims/survivors of this violent crime. MADD Toronto strives to offer support services to victims/survivors and their families and friends, heighten awareness about the dangers of alcohol and/or drug-impaired driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.

The victims of impaired driving include those who were directly involved in crashes caused by impaired drivers, as well as families and friends who cope with the loss or injury of loved ones. In the aftermath of a crash, victims have many questions and often do not know where to turn. MADD Canada’s most important priority is helping those who have lost a loved one or suffered an injury as a result of impaired driving. Every year, we provide a full range of free services to 20,000 victims of impaired driving. If you or someone you know is a victim of impaired driving, MADD Canada is here to help.

Where: 35 Lytton Blvd., Lower Level | Toronto ON M4R 1L2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-924-2666 | (Victim Support Line) 1-800-665-6233 |info@maddtoronto.ca | www.maddtoronto.ca

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

Child Development Institute – Family Violence Program

Group Name: Child Development Institute – Family Violence Program

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development.

Their approach is family-focused and we work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

For children and their mothers who are recovering from family violence, sexual abuse or substance abuse, their Family Violence programs offer counselling, parenting support, family reconnection and healing services, and links to community supports.

Where: Child Development Institute | 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-603-1827 Ext. 2300 | www.childdevelop.ca

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