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South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Postpartum Adjustment

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Postpartum Adjustment

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

A group program that offers information and support to new mothers who are feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious or alone. The Postpartum Adjustment Program is offered in conjunction with Toronto Public Health, Alternatives (East York Mental Health Counseling Agency), the Toronto East General Hospital and the South East Toronto Family Health Team. Free childcare and snacks provided. Program Eligibility: Must live in East Toronto and participants must register. No appointments required.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Contact: 416-461-1925 | 416-469-7608 | www.srchc.ca

Postpartum Support International

Group Name: Postpartum Support International – Toronto Chapter

Description: Please Note: This is NOT a support group but only a chapter of an organization for postpartum depression. This a FREE service. Service Description: Support, information and referral for women and families coping with a postpartum mood disorder. Areas Served: East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, York – Toronto.

When: Daily from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Hajara Kutty 416-286-6200 | 1-800-944-4773 | psioffice@postpartum.net | www.postpartum.net

Mount Sinai Hospital – Postpartum Support

Group Name: Mount Sinai Hospital – Postpartum Support

Description: This group is for women who are at-risk for, or who are currently suffering from, postpartum anxiety and/or depression. This group is for women following delivery and up to one year postpartum.
Patients may bring their baby/babies; however, there is no childcare available during group.
Referrals: from any hospital, clinic, private practice, or self-referral are welcome. Referrals should include: patient’s full name, telephone number(s), and date of delivery. All potential recruits are subsequently contacted by telephone in order to clarify the purpose and nature of the group.

Where: Mount Sinai Hospital Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex | 600 University Avenue | Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

When: The group meets at Mount Sinai Hospital Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex. This is a 12-session program that requires weekly attendance

Contact: Melissa Goldband 416-586-4800 Ext. 5461 | mgoldband@mtsinai.on.ca | www.mountsinai.on.ca

Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Description: Toronto Public Health offers the following free services for women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, having difficulty adjusting after having a baby and who have a baby less than 1 year of age. It is important that women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety get help from a doctor or nurse. If you have questions and/or concerns, call us at 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Where: South Riverdale Community Health Centre | 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 3P3 *** You must live East of Yonge Street to Victoria Park Avenue. Call 416-469-7608 to register.

Where: TAIBU Community Health Centre | 27 Tapscott Road | Toronto, ON M1B 4Y7 *** You must live in Scarborough. To register: Call 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Contact: 416-338-7600 | www1.toronto.ca

The Teresa Group – New Mom’s Group

Group Name: The Teresa Group – New Mom’s Group

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.

New Mom’s Group provides a safe place for moms to connect with others who have a baby and who also live with HIV. The activities are designed to engage, teach and stimulate as new moms and their babies get to know one another in their first year together. Many topics are covered including nutrition, and age and stage of development, and there is always time for songs and stories. This group helps reduce the isolation many new mothers experience.

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

YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Group Name: YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

The Teen Mothers’ Program is a free support program in south Scarborough for mothers 14 to 22 years of age. In the Teen Mothers’ program, we offer opportunities to build positive parenting skills and access to resources that support mothers on their parenting journey. This group offers a range of services for mothers, ages 14 to 22:

  • regular group meetings and check-ins with program worker and childcare staff
  • workshops on positive parenting, budgeting, nutrition
  • healthy meals and snacks
  • encouragement and ongoing support from staff and other mothers
  • child-centred activities for children that enhance development
  • activities for mother and child to interact
  • home visits, ongoing telephone and in-person counselling
  • career guidance
  • referrals to community resources
  • guest speakers

Where: Every Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m at 4139 Sheppard Ave E. and every Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 3090 at Kingston Rd. Suite 101

Contact: Amy Brooks 416-266-1232 Ext. 30 | www.ywcatoronto.org | abrooks@ywcatoronto.org

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