All posts in “women’s only”

416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Group Name: 416 Community Support for Women – Drop-In Services

Description: 416 Community Support for Women is a daytime drop in program for women looking to gain or give support while coping with, isolation, addiction and/or mental health issues and other difficulties. We are located in a large Victorian home in which we provide a variety of formal and informal supports to some of the hardest to reach women in the community. Basic services include daily breakfast and lunch, weekly food bank, social/recreational programs and life skills training. The centre also offers weekly medical clinics and mental health and addiction case management services on a daily basis.

Along with the provision of supports to meet daily basic needs, staff offer drop in crisis intervention services seven days a week which may include access to our medical clinic and/or mental health and addiction case management staff. Drop In staff also oversee the weekly food bank, facilitate various group activities and provide supportive counselling on a daily basis. The group activities include art and writing classes and various social/recreational programs and life skills training. Since many of the centre’s participants are aging women, staff also focus on assisting with senior age health concerns such as support to follow prescribed medication and dietary regiments.

Where: 416 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A8
40 Oak Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2C6

When: Any day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: 416-928-3334 (Dundas) | 416-964-6936 (Oak Street) | Rosie.s@416community.com | www.416community.com

Gerstein Crisis Centre – Women’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Group Name: Gerstein Crisis Centre – Women’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Description: Gerstein Crisis Centre was established 25 years ago in Toronto to meet the recognized need for providing non-medical community based support reflecting the needs and wishes of people experiencing mental health crisis.

WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan. It’s a program that was developed in Vermont, USA, in 1997 by Mary Ellen Copeland and a group of friends who had all experienced the mental health system. Taking care of your physical, mental and emotional health by incorporating physical activity into your personal wellness plan. This 9 week WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Session will provide you with the resources. To facilitate your own personal growth, Recover and wellness. In a small group setting, Central YMCA WRAP trained Health Educators and Gerstein Centre WRAP facilitators will help you map your own personal wellness plan and assist you in seeing it through.

Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

When: Information Session: Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Group starts March 6, 2015: Every Friday for 9 weeks from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Nicki Casseres 416-929-0149 Ext. 232 | ncasseres@gersteincentre.org
| gersteincentre.org

Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Group Name: Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.

Arts and Craft Support Group
Provides the opportunity for women to have fun and take risks in a supportive atmosphere. Many women have not had the opportunity to do something fun and creative for a long time. Providing the opportunity with staff to guide them through the activity helps women develop self-confidence and a new form of expression. The group is also a great place for discussion, while providing a space not only for women to come together, socialize, and learn a new skill, but the opportunity for women to discuss topics they present as a priority in a less structured format.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Nellie’s – Support for Disabled Women Experiencing Abuse & Violence

Group Name: Nellie’s – Support for Disabled Women Experiencing Abuse & Violence

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.

Wheeling and Rolling on Women experiencing abuse and violence
12 week Closed Social Support Group for women with physical disabilities, focusing on their experiences of violence and oppression. This program provides education and peer support to women living with physical disabilities.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Nellie’s – Support for Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence

Group Name: Nellie’s – Support for Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence (WEAV)

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Women Experiencing Abuse and Violence (WEAV)
16 week psychosocial closed support group for Women and Trans women who have or are currently experiencing violence and homelessness. The group operates from an Integrative feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppression framework. The scope of the group includes dynamics of abuse, the cycle of violence, power and control, as well as intersections power and privilege and gender based violence on a local and global scale. Participants will explore individual experiences of abuse and systemic violence as well as have an opportunity to practice recognizing and naming the larger systems of oppression and violence operating in the lives of Women and Trans Women.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Crisis & Support

Group Name: Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Crisis & Support

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.

Crisis and Support Eligibility
Women, 18-65+ with serious and persistent mental illness, who identify themselves as experiencing a “crisis” and are able to direct their care can receive these support services at Margaret’s: Advocacy, Information and referral, Accompaniment, Counselling and Problem Solving.

Crisis and Support services include: Psychiatric Assessment, Crisis/Safe Bed, 24 Hr. information & referral line, Food/clothing/shoe bank, Respite Beds, and Community crisis support.

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

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

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

Women’s Program
The Women’s Program provides a safe space for women to gather together and partake in a variety of activities aimed at fostering socialization and empowerment. They receive information on how to access information and services and learn about new ways of increasing self-confidence, building physical and mental strength, and reducing social isolation. The program revolves around the “Cook & Talk” model, which allows women to share cultural recipes and life experiences while socializing and forming friendships and supports.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Wednesdays 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | info@northw.ca | www.northw.ca

Malvern Family Resource Centre – Women’s Wellness Group (Patois)

Group Name: Malvern Family Resource Centre – Women’s Wellness Group (Patois)

Description: Malvern Family Resource Centre as a social service agency strives to be sensitive to the different and changing needs of the diverse communities we serve including people with disabilities. Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to strengthening families and individuals through inclusive and effective programs and services for children, youth, women, seniors and families in the Rouge River riding. Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to developing policies, practices and procedures that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities, as well as integration and equality of opportunity.

Women’s Place provides women with information on issues that affect them, and offer programs, resources and services that will assist them to realize their full potential. It is a place for marginalized and vulnerable women who are isolated and face barriers. The programs focus on ending isolation while strengthening women to build skills and help them become more independent. Women also learn about resources available and how to navigate the system.

Make connections with other women in the community. Make new friends while discussing a variety of wellness issues that affect us all. Presentations and activities will focus on emotional, physical and mental health. ***This program is offered in Patois.

Where: 90 Littles Road | Scarborough, ON M1B 5E2

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-284-4184 | mfrc.org

Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services – Violence Against Women

Group Name: Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services – Violence Against Women

Description: Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services (FNS) is committed to enhancing the overall quality of life for residents of Flemingdon Park and the City of Toronto. As a multi-service organization, we are dedicated to increasing access to information and community resources for our clients through advocacy, empowerment and education. We facilitate the achievement of personal goals, provide support, promote safety and foster harmony, vitality and community development. We celebrate diversity by promoting understanding, acceptance and respect for each other.

The Women’s Program raises awareness and connects with women in the community regarding issues related to domestic violence, women’s rights and options. We support women through the choices they make, whether they remain in their homes and increase their safety or choose to leave their abusive situation. Individualized support includes and isn’t limited to, providing an understanding, professional and confidential environment for women in abusive relationships, assisting women in crisis due to their abusive relationship, and assisting women who are preparing to leave or have left abusive relationships. Women’s support groups:

  • Groups enable women to build connections through peer support
  • We offer women’s support groups throughout the year
  • Here to Help is a support group for children who have witnessed abuse and their mothers

*** We provide these services primarily to women in Flemingdon Park and surrounding areas.

Where: 10 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 104 | Toronto, ON M3C 3A1

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-424-2900 Exts. 16, 17 | info@fnservices.org | www.fnservices.org

Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – Reduse Abuse

Group Name: Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – Reduse Abuse

Description: We seek to empower women, seniors and newcomers to achieve their full potential. We provide services focused on promoting healthy families, community relationships and economic self-sufficiency. We believe this work helps empower immigrant and newcomer women, seniors, and families to enjoy all rights and benefits of living in Canada.

The Reduce Abuse program supports women from all walks of life, but notably those of South Asian and Caribbean descent who have recently immigrated to Canada and reside in the Greater Toronto Area. The program is delivered in partnership with Toronto Police Division 31. We work to create a broader awareness of women’s rights in Canada within immigrant communities. This furthers our mission to reduce abuse among newcomers. Women who participate in the program experience a sense of self-realization. They often continue their association with the Centre as volunteers and mentors in their own capacity.

Where: 2350 Finch Avenue West, Unit D | Toronto, ON M9M 2C7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-663-2978 | info@ehcw.ca | www.ehcw.ca

Skip to toolbar