All posts in “Richmond Hill”

Yellow Brick House – 24 hour Crisis Line for Abused Women

Group Name: Yellow Brick House – 24 hour Crisis Line for Abused Women

Description: Yellow Brick House is mandated to provide services in York Region to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse. Violence and abuse against women and children reflects and reinforces the power imbalance between men and women. It is an expression of women’s disadvantaged status, and a coercive tool used to maintain a circumstance of male dominance and control. Violence and abuse serves to control women and protect male power, as evidenced by the fact that the overwhelming majority of victims are women while offenders and perpetrators are most often, though not exclusively, men. Yellow Brick House is committed to challenging and eradicating the beliefs, values, systems and structures which support and perpetuate sexism and violence against women.

Counsellors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take crisis calls and assess a caller’s specific situation. They can then refer the woman on the most appropriate action. Whether it’s referring to one of our many outreach services or bringing them into the shelter, our 24 hour crisis line is a first step in the right direction for women and children living in abusive situations.

Where: 52 West Beaver Creek Road, Unit 4 | Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9

Contact: 1-800-263-3247 (Crisis Line Ext. 1) | 905 709-0900 | 1-800-263-2231 | |

Krasman Centre – Drop in

Group Name: Krasman Centre – Drop-in

Description: The Krasman Centre is a Consumer/Survivor Initiative funded primarily by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care but also receives funding through various grants and foundations. A Consumer/Survivor initiative is an type of organization that is governed, led and staffed by consumer/survivors and family members (when appropriate).The goal of the Krasman Centre is to serve as a physical hub and resource for the community of Psychiatric Survivors and their Families and Friends serving York Region (Richmond Hill main location) and South Simcoe (Alliston satellite location) of the Central Local Health Integration Network. We offer and operate all of our programs through two drop-in centres, with a variety of peer support, mental health recovery* and social services programs serving people who experience mental health extremes or labels as well as people who experience homelessness.

The drop-in is a safe and supportive place that emphasizes helping individuals feel autonomous. The centre helps people help themselves, and one another. It is a place where there are no demands and no pathologizing – where one can just relax, enjoy and experience what the peer recovery movement has to offer. Within the drop-in we also offer the following resources:

  • Information and resources about variety of mental health recovery related topics
  • Training, education and skills building
  • Computer/Internet access, phone/fax/photocopier use for consumer/survivors and self-help initiatives
  • Workshops and groups promoting creativity such as arts and crafts, poetry, and book club
  • Basic needs for people experiencing homelessness: kitchen, assistance with winter needs, shower (Richmond Hill), laundry (Richmond Hill), etc.

Where: 10121 Yonge Street | Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 905-780-0491 | 1-888-780-0724 |

My House : Rainbow Resources of York Region – Women’s Coming Out

Group Name: My House : Rainbow Resources of York Region – Women’s Journey Support

Description: My House is an inclusive and safe space that welcomes all members of the LGBTQ community in York Region . Those who identify with the LGBTQ community and their allies can use My House as a central point to access information and resources on services, arts and culture, and volunteer opportunities. My House provides space for members to gather as a community to form social supports and organize recreational activities to improve their overall health and wellness.

Women’s Journey Support Group
This support group is for women who are gay or bisexual, or who are questioning their sexual orientation. If you are struggling with coming out, inner and/or external acceptance, discrimination, isolation, loneliness, not feeling a sense of belonging and are looking for support, please join us. Share your feelings, exchange information or just listen in a safe, confidential environment. All women are welcome whether you are married or single.

Where: 10157 Yonge Street, Unit 203 | Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T5

When: Third Tuesday of each month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Location is variable so please contact us prior to the meeting for info.

Contact: | 905-884-8379 | |

Mississauga Fibromyalgia Support

Group Name: Mississauga Fibromyalgia Support

Description: To provide meeting for members for information and emotional support. To offer coping strategies for individuals living with Fibromyalgia. Sometimes there are solutions to the problems, there is an opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences. There are guest speakers that attend some meetings and there is no cost to attend. Donations are accepted.

Where: 3045 Mavis Road | Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

When: Meetings held the last Monday of the month. From January through May and starting from September through November. The meeting runs from 7:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m.

Location: Contact Susan for details on other locations that include Richmond Hill, North York, Toronto, and Brampton.

Contact: Susan 905-625-6425 | |

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