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JACS Toronto – Young Adult Addictions Support

Group Name: JACS Toronto – Young Adult Addictions Support

Description: JACS(Jewish Addiction Community Services) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging and assisting anyone struggling with their own or someone else’s addiction to explore recovery in a nurturing and supportive environment. JACS exists as an information resource on the effects that addiction has on family life, with a special focus on Jewish families. JACS provides support for any and all diverse populations and denominations affected by addiction.

This meeting is facilitated by addictions counselors, and is based on a life skills model. Participants range from those who want to volunteer their time, non-problem users and those who are experiencing problems resulting from substance use. The atmosphere is casual and non judgmental. Volunteer hour program available for high school students (OSSD program). This program is a highly innovative initiative that rejects the “Just Say No” message and instead asks teens to help each other make responsible decisions and provide positive peer support. Teens are told that anything they say at the meeting will be kept confidential. Parents or other adults are barred from “sitting in” or attending in any way.

Where: 858 Sheppard Avenue W. | Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

When: Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

Contact: Meagan Solomon 416-638-0350 Ext. 224 |

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 |

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