All posts in “preventative care”

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Wellness Recovery

Group Name: Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Wellness Recovery

Description: Margaret’s provides a continuum of housing and support services for women with mental illness through innovative programming, advocacy and education, which empowers them to build and reclaim their lives. Our programs encompass crisis, interim and long-term solutions for women 18 years and over, and their families. Margaret’s services include helping clients obtain and maintain permanent and affordable housing, Mental Health and Justice, Community Crisis support and Individualized Senior Support. Together they provide clients with a stable living environment, community tenure, care and identity. Our support services are holistic, client directed, and recovery based. They help to identify and reignite the inner strength and resiliency of each client that we support.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
WRAP empowers participants to use their internal and external strengths. This is accomplished through a series of workshops that focus on relapse prevention, illness education, and wellness tools. One of the unique aspects of this program is that it operates strictly from a peer-to-peer model.

Where: 301 Broadview Avenue | Toronto, ON M4M 2G8

Contact: 416-463-1481 | info@margarets.ca | margarets.ca

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – West Toronto Diabetes Education 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.

The West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (WTDEP), funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, has been a partner with Access Alliance since the start of this program in 2002. The main goal of WTDEP is to help improve the quality of life of adults living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Registered nurses and dietitians facilitate individual and group counseling that provide information, resources and tools to help individuals self-manage their diabetes. Topics covered include: understanding diabetes, medications, self monitoring blood sugars, healthy eating, reading labels, physical activity, stress management, sick day management and emotional eating. **** Interpreters and tokens are available free of charge for individual and group counseling.

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

When: Physician and self-referrals accepted. Please call for more information on times and location.

Contact: 416-252-1928 | 416-324-8677 | mail@accessalliance.ca | www.lampchc.org/diabetes | accessalliance.ca

Regent Park Community Health Centre – Sex Workers Women’s Drop-in

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Sex Workers Women’s Drop-in

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

In partnership with Street Health Community Nursing Foundation, RPCHC provides a weekly harm reduction space for women who engage in sex work and/or struggle with drug use. Services provided during the Thursday program are shower, laundry, harm reduction supplies, health care and food. Also available are workers on site for “bad date” reports, individual support and information. Staff have experience with sex work and drug use.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Service areas: south of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River, east of Yonge Street.

Contact: Josie Ricciardi 416-203-4506 | www.regentparkchc.org

Regent Park Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

Harm reduction supplies and services reduce the health and social risks associated with alcohol and drug use — for the individual as well as the community. Staff distribute harm reduction information and materials on site and during outreach shifts. Workers provide information, referral and support to health and social services. Needle exchange supplies include stem kits, sharp containers, distilled water, ascorbic acid, syringes, alcohol swabs, filters and condoms.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening outreach shift. Service areas: south of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River, east of Yonge Street.

Contact: Calvin Henschell or Dean Reid 416-364-2261 | www.regentparkchc.org

Baycrest – Seniors Support Program

Group Name: Baycrest – Seniors Support Program

Description: Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health.
Baycrest combines a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

The Seniors Support Program provides support to seniors and family caregivers living in the community by consistently staying in touch with them. Through a scheduled weekly telephone call or e-mail, each volunteer will patiently listen to their client, offer encouragement or provide helpful information as required. If individuals need more support a social worker is available. Our services include:

  • A Friendly Telephone Visit (phone call) each week (available in several languages)
  • An email message from ePals each week Access to a social worker for information, referral or brief counseling upon request
  • Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • These services are free

Who is eligible for these free services? Older adults living at home Caregivers to older family members Those living within the local calling area. After a short consultation with a social worker you will be matched with one of our trained volunteers based on your interests or situation. Your personal volunteer will contact you on the same day every week.

Where: 3560 Bathurst Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M6A 2E1

Contact: 416-785-2500 Ext. 2223 | www.baycrest.org | lpatterson@baycrest.org

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them. Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: First and third Wednesday of every month. Drop in during business hours.

Contact: Andrea 416-977-9955 Ext. 254 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Group Name: LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Description: LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.

Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence. Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them.

When: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Sarah Greig 416-252-9701 Ext. 287 | www.lampchc.org

Parent Action On Drugs

Group Name: Parent Action On Drugs (PAD)

Description: PAD began in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. Through the years, PAD has developed a substantial portfolio of services. PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth. PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada.

Where: Room 121, 7 Hawksdale Road | Toronto, ON M3K 1W3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-395-4970 | 1-877-265-9279 | pad@parentactionondrugs.org | parentactionondrugs.org

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