- Partners
- Funding partners
- General Resources
- Shelters
- Counselling and Support
   Services for Youth
- Other Counseling and
   Support Services

- Food Resources for Youth
- Food Resources for All Ages
- Health Resources
- Needle Exchange:
- Mental Health Resources
- Resources for Pregnant
   Youth
- Resources for LGBTQ Youth
- Education Resources for
   Youth
- Legal Resources
- Housing Resources

- Sex Trade

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Partners:


Funding partners:

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant Numbers: # 855-2006-0007 and # 855-2003-0005


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Grant Numbers: #GHG-73326 and #VGH-63212
 

General Resources:

 

www.211toronto.ca
Directory of Community, Social, Health, and Government Services in the City of Toronto or dial 211 on any phone

 

Distress Centre of Toronto: (416) 408-4357 or (416) 408- HELP

TTY (416) 408-0007

Telephone crisis support and counseling

 

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 www.kidshelpphone.ca

 

FoodLink Hotline: (416) 392-6655

For a information on and to locate food banks

 

Lesbian and Gay Bashing Report Line: 416-392-6877 ext 337 for victims or witnesses of homophobic assaults

 

Public Health referral: (416) 338-7600.

Referral to all Toronto Public Health programs and services

 

Street Helpline: (416) 392-3777 or 1-866-392-3777

Information and referral helpline for persons experiencing homelessness

 

Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000, TTY 1-866-797-0007

Registered nurses provide information and referral on health related issues

 

 

Shelters:

 

Youth Shelters:

 

Covenant House

20 Gerrard St E, Toronto (East of Yonge) 416-598-4898

Crisis Line: 416-593-4849

www.covenanthouse.on.ca general@covenanthouse.on.ca

Serves Homeless and runaway youth (men and women 16 – 24)

 

STOP 86

80 Woodlawn Ave E Toronto
www.actoronto.org/website/referrals.nsf/pages/0273

www.ywcatoronto.org  info@ywcatoronto.org
Stop 86 is the only emergency shelter in Toronto exclusively for homeless teenage girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 25.

 

Touchstone Youth Centre

1076 Pape Ave, East York 416-696-6932 (Office and Crisis Line)

www.touchstoneyc.com/ sclunis@touchstoneyc.com

Serves homeless youth 16-24 years and ex-residents 21-24 years in the GTA

Call for details on vacancies and admission procedure

 

Turning Point Youth Services

95 Wellesley Street East Toronto 416-925-9250

www.turningpoint.ca/

Emergency Shelter and other programs.  

 

Youth Without Shelter

6 Warrendale Court Toronto (416) 748.0110

www.yws.on.ca/  communications@yws.on.ca

Emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth aged 16 to 24.

 

Other shelters:

 

Nellie’s

Crisis Line: (416) 461-1084

www.nellies.org/  community@nellies.org

36 bed emergency shelter for women and children who are homeless and women and children leaving violence. Nellie’s also provides information and referral assistance in areas such as housing, legal aid, lawyers, medical and health, income assistance, counselling, day-care, education including ESL, upgrading, post secondary programs, employment and training.

 

Shelternet – Shelter Directory for Women
www.shelternet.ca

 

Street Haven at the Crossroads

87 Pembroke St, Toronto (North of Dundas between Jarvis and Sherbourne)

416-967-6060

www.streethaven.com info@streethaven.com

Emergency shelter and other programs.
 

 

Counselling and Support Services for Youth

 

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS)

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G7

Telephone: 416-924-2100
Email: mail@ctys.org website: http://www.ctys.org/

Operates a wide variety of programs.

 

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) New Outlook Program
425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 301, Toronto

Telephone: 416-504-6100 / 416-504-6103
www.ctys.org/programs/newoutlook.htm  mail@newoutlook.org

New Outlook is the only program of its kind in Toronto that provides a wide variety of programs to 15-24 year old young adults who are recovering from serious mental illness, primarily psychotic disorders.

 

Evergreen Centre for Street Youth

381 Yonge Street Toronto (416) 977-7259

www.ysm.on.ca/evergreen.php

For youth 16- 24 only

Services: Drop-in Centre, Referrals and advocacy, Informal counseling, Emergency clothing, Telephone access, Showers, Outreach to new youth on the street, Legal aid, Hair cuts, Assistance in getting ID, Art programs and special projects, Drug & alcohol awareness, Employment Resource Centre, High support job opportunities, Job search, employment readiness and workforce integration, Referrals to other employment training programs, Employment and life-skills workshops (resume writing, anger management, interview techniques, self-discovery, etc), Back to school & correspondence programs, Access to computers, email, Internet, Access to phones, fax and photocopier, voice mail, "Connecting Youth to Work Program, Medical Care, Prenatal care and classes, Lab tests - including HIV, Immunization for babies and adults, Dental Care, Optometry, Prenatal & Parenting, Classes, Sexual Health, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Foot Clinic & Sock Exchange, Assistance in getting Health Cards, Child Care

 

Toronto Social Services Division

Downtown: 111 Wellesley St E, Toronto Switchboard – (416) 392-5300; Intake – (416) 392-5100
Parkdale: 1900 Dundas St W, Toronto Switchboard – (416) 397-7800; Intake – (416) 397-7900
www.toronto.ca/socialservices/index.htm

Serves youth and adults 18 years and over in financial need, and employable youth 16 or 17 who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment.

 

St Stephen's Community House – Augusta Centre

260 Augusta Ave, Toronto 416-964-8747 ext 0

www.ststephenshouse.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

Corner Drop-In -- Mon-Fri 7:30 am-3:30 pm, Sun 8 am-11:30 am
For persons who are homeless or have low incomes * breakfast, lunch Monday-Friday, Sunday * information and referral * financial counselling * housing referral and support


Youth Arcade Drop-in and Youth Services-- Mon-Fri 12 noon-6 pm

Drop-in centre * prevention education on drugs and AIDS * referrals for youth and their families * young women's programs * snack program * violence prevention activities * interactive workshops in schools and community agencies Community Service Order Program -- coordinates young offender placements

 

Street Outreach Services (S.O.S.)

622 Yonge St., 2nd Floor Toronto 416-926-0744

Street Nightline Number (8pm to midnight, except Sunday): 416-473-8936

www.loftcs.org/program-street.htm  sos@loftcs.org

Drop-in Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm; Wed: 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm

S.O.S. daily drop-in program offers options of counseling services, a legal clinic, a medical clinic and safe sex education, free condoms, a needle exchange, housing support, laundry facilities, a shower, toiletries, and new and used clothing. Most importantly, S.O.S. offers hope and non-judgmental encouragement and support to help youth leave street life and prostitution.

S.O.S. also runs a 5-bed, transitional, semi-independent house that provides safe housing for youth while they try to refocus their lives.

 

Turning Point Youth Services

95 Wellesley Street East Toronto 416-925-9250

www.turningpoint.ca

Services: Counselling, Transitional Housing and Residential Treatment Programs, Emergency Shelter; Services: Anger Management: Group and Individual, Substance Use and Abuse Awareness and Education, Victim Empathy, Healthy Sexuality, Literacy and Education Upgrading, Employment Preparation, Individual and Family Counselling

 

Touchstone Youth Centre

1076 Pape Ave, East York 416-696-6932 (Office and Crisis Line)

www.touchstoneyc.com/ sclunis@touchstoneyc.com

Serves homeless youth 16-24 years and ex-residents 21-24 years in the GTA

Call for details on vacancies and admission procedure

Drop-In Centre Hours -- Mon-Fri 1-9 pm -- hot meals, recreation, crisis counselling, referrals
Emergency Food Bank -- Monday-Friday, call before 4 pm * open to drop-in clients 16-24 years (member of Daily Bread Food Bank)
Employment Program -- assistance to residents and other youth in the community with resume writing, job search, job readiness skills * interview skills
Housing Program -- assistance to resident and non-resident youth including housing search, budgeting
Outreach Program -- assistance to youth in the community in maintaining semi or independent living

 

YOUTHLINK INNER CITY

7 Vanauley Street (North of Queen St, between Bathurst St and Spadina Ave)

(416) 703-3361

http://youthlink.ca/innercity.htm

Serves youth under the age of 25

Resource Centre/Drop-In Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. - noon, 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.

Services: housing support, employment training and counseling, crisis counseling, legal aid, needle exchange, safe sex education, AIDS workshops, showers, cooking instruction and laundry facilities, HIV Support Care Program providing support and care for HIV positive and AIDS symptomatic street-involved youth, HIV, Hepatitis-C, STI prevention and education workshops for at risk youth.

 

Other Counseling and Support Services:

 

Fred Victor Centre

145 Queen St E, Toronto (at Jarvis) 416-364-8228

www.fredvictor.org

Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but program hours vary

Art Group: every Monday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Creative Writing Group: every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Clothing Room: every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon

Community Computer Club: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Friends Restaurant: The restaurant serves low-cost nutritious meals to the community, and offers a credit system for those unable to pay.

Immunization Clinic with Public Health every third Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Open House Program: Monday - Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fred Victor Centre's Open House Programs include the following:

Banking Project - Working with the Metro Credit Union, people on low incomes are able to open bank accounts hassle free

I.D. Replacement Program - A program that helps community members replace lost or stolen documents such as birth certificates, social insurance numbers or health cards; Movie Day - A movie is shown every Friday afternoon; movie selection is made with input from community members.

Also has a Supportive Housing Program, a Women’s Hostel, and Employment Skills and Training

 

Fred Victor Centre – Women’s Day Program @ The Adelaide Resource Centre for Women

67 Adelaide St E, Toronto 416-392-9292

wdp@fredvictor.org

Serves homeless and marginally housed women 16 years and over without children

Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm

Offers informal counseling; Information and referrals; Breakfast and snack program; Nutritious lunch; Clothing room; Shower and laundry facilities; Living/life skills support; Public health immunization clinics and workshops; Arts and crafts; Trips and outings

 

Good Shepherd Ministries

412 Queen St E, Toronto 416-869-3619

www.goodshepherd.ca

Daily drop-in for men, women and youth: Monday to Sunday, 8:45 am to 10:45 am

Meals are served at two sittings: 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, and are open to all

Emergency Overnight & Extended Shelter Accommodations

Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre

1499 Queen St W, Toronto

Drop-In: 416-537-2591; Outreach: 416-588-0173

vwillis@parc.on.ca

Serves Psychiatric survivors, homeless persons and socially isolated adults, 16 years and over

Drop-in: Mon-Thu 9:30 am to 2 pm; Fri 9:30 am to 4 pm; Sat 11 am to 3 pm

 

Sistering Drop-In Centre

962 Bloor St W, Toronto 416-926-1946 or 416-926-1956

www.sistering.org  general_info@sistering.org

Serves Women 18 years and over who are homeless, socially isolated, or who have low incomes

Drop-in: Monday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30am – 3:00pm

 

Sistering Outreach Program

Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Ave, Toronto (Dufferin and Queen St Area) 416-588-3939

www.sistering.org  general_info@sistering.org

Serves Women 18 years and over who are homeless, socially isolated, or who have low incomes in the Parkdale area

Drop-in Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 1:00pm and Friday: 9:30am – 3:00pm

 

Street Haven at the Crossroads

87 Pembroke St, Toronto (North of Dundas between Jarvis and Sherbourne)

416-967-6060

www.streethaven.com  info@streethaven.com

Serves Women 16 years and over in crisis, including homelessness, addiction, abuse issues or mental illness

Hostel Hours -- Mon-Sun 24 hours

Drop-in Hours-- Mon-Thu 12 noon-8 pm

Extended winter drop-in hours -- Fri-Sun 5 pm-9 pm

Services: Emergency shelter * counseling *crisis intervention * lunch and dinner Monday-Friday * long term high support shared housing for women with histories of psychiatric illness and homelessness * Learning Centre

 

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas St E, Toronto 416-360-4350

www.councilfire.ca  info@councilfire.ca

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am – 6 pm, Fri 8 am – 5 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am – 4 pm

Aboriginal community service centre * assistance with emergency problems * free Internet access * information, counselling and referral

 

Toronto Friendship Centre

323 Dundas St E, Toronto 416-368-8179

tfc@sympatico.ca

Drop-in Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am-2 pm

Drop-in centre for men and women *assistance with locating emergency accommodation, filling out forms * women's program Wednesday 12 noon-2 * recreation * resource library * volunteer program * services provided by other agencies -- Street Health Community Nursing Foundation



Food Resources for Youth:

 

Covenant House Meals for Community Youth

20 Gerrard St E, Toronto (East of Yonge) 416-598-4898

Lunch Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 1:15-4 pm * dinner Wednesday 4-8, Friday 3-5

 

Out of the Cold – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Supper for Street Youth at Evergreen Centre for Street Youth (Seasonal) (Youth 16 – 24 only)

Evergreen Centre for Street Youth, 381 Yonge St, Toronto 416-977-7259

www.ysm.on.ca/evergreen.php

 

Touchstone Youth Centre

1076 Pape Ave, East York 416-696-6932 (Office and Crisis Line)www.touchstoneyc.com/ sclunis@touchstoneyc.com

Emergency Food Bank -- Monday-Friday, call before 4 pm * open to drop-in clients 16-24 years (member of Daily Bread Food Bank)

 

Food Resources for All Ages

 

Canadian Red Cross

1623 Yonge St, Toronto (Yonge and St. Clair) 416-480-2500

www.redcross.ca

Food security * meal program * drop-in

 

Canadian Red Cross – Toronto Street Relief

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 41 Earl St, Toronto (Sherbourne and Wellesley)

416-480-0195 ext 2206

Hot meals Mon 8:30 am-10:30 am, Wed 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

 

Capuchin Outreach (Parkdale)

1322 Queen St W, Toronto (at Dufferin St.) 416-532-4172

www.capuchinoutreach.org  sftable@capuchinoutreach.org 

St Francis Table -- restaurant providing community and low-cost lunch ($1) and dinner in a dignified manner to those in need *

Lunches: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dinners: Monday to Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
St Clare Centre -- Monday 4:30-7; Tuesday-Thursday 12 noon-7; Friday, Sunday 12 noon-2:30 * drop-in coffee lounge * community events

 

Caribbean Canadian Catholic Centre

Our Lady of Good Counsel, 867 College St, Toronto (Between Ossington Ave. and Dovercourt Rd.) 416-534-1145

Mon-Fri 9-12 noon, 2-4:30

Soup kitchen Wednesday 9-11:30 am, bag of groceries -- available to anyone in the City of Toronto

 

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

854 Bloor St W, Toronto 416-534-8941 ext 301

www.conc.ca tim@conc.ca

Mon-Thu 10-5 * also 7-9 am November-April

Information and referral * shower and laundry facilities Mon-Thu 10-3 * legal support * Internet access * phone access Daily lunch Monday-Thursday 12 noon-1 and snack (also breakfast in winter)

 

Church of St Stephen-in-the-Fields

103 Bellevue Ave at College St. 416-921-6350

www.saintstephens.ca  ststanglican@yahoo.ca

Friday supper -- December 1, 2006 to April 27, 2007, 6 pm-7 pm * Saturday/Sunday breakfast -- throughout the year, 7 am-8 am

 

Church of the Redeemer

162 Bloor St W, Toronto at Avenue Road 416-922-4948

www.theredeemer.ca  office@theredeemer.ca 

Meal program -- Mon-Fri 9-12 noon

 

Cornerstone Urban Church

188 Carlton St, Toronto (at Bleeker St.) 416-203-7117

Dinners - Saturdays 5 pm-7 pm

 

Fort York Food Bank

797 Dundas St W, Toronto (at Palmerston Ave.) 416-203-3011

www.fyfb.com 

Serves Individuals and families with low incomes who live within the boundary created by Bloor St W, Queen St W, Yonge St and Dovercourt Rd. South of Queen the boundary is Queen St W to Lake Ontario, between Spadina Ave and Strachan Ave

Food Bank Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri-Sat 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community Drop-In Centre Hours:Tue-Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St W, Toronto (North Door)

Hot meals and bagged lunches Wed 5-6 pm, Thu 6:45-7:30 am, Sun 10-11 am

 

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen St E, Toronto 416-363-0331 ext 41 or 416-363-0331 ext 43

www.metunited.org  metunited@metunited.org

Meals are served in the Dining Room in the Metropolitan Centre Year-round on Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Winter (Out of the Cold):
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m;

Summer:
Tuesdays, 5 - 6 pm, and Thursdays, 6:45 - 7:45 am

Drop-In Centre
Monday 10:00 am - noon
Wednesday 10:00 am - noon
Friday 10:00 am - noon

Computer Centre

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Food Cupboard and Clothing Room

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
For basic needs. Please ask staff for assistance.

Art Group

Mondays and Fridays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Shared Care Mental-health team

Composed of a nurse, outreach worker, doctor and psychiatrist, this program is run by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fridays, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

 

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

16 Spadina Rd, Toronto (North of Bloor) 416-964-9087

www.ncct.on.ca  lana.morisette@ncct.on.ca

Hours: Mon-Wed 9-8, Thu 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 10-4

Cultural and recreational services
Children and youth
Food services -- community lunches Monday and Friday 12 noon-1 pm -- $2 donation if employed, $1 donation if unemployed or student
Other services -- information and referral * advocacy * urban orientation * meeting space for rent * shower facilities * participates in CAP (Community Access Program) -- free Internet access

 

Out of the Cold

Various Locations, Seasonal (October to April)

www.ootc.ca

Provides safe refuge, hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless community throughout the City of Toronto.

 

Scott Mission

502 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

www.scottmission.com  info@scottmission.com

Serves Men and women 16 years and over; Contact intake worker * identification required

Hot meal Monday-Sunday at 10:30 am and 11:30 am

Bag lunches Monday-Friday at 2 pm and 7 pm

 

Saint Bartholomew’s Church

509 Dundas St E Toronto 416-368-0908

Breakfast program for all ages Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 am

 

St. James Cathedral

65 Church St, Toronto (Lower level entrance from parking lot) (416) 364-7865

www.stjamescathedral.on.ca  office@stjamescathedral.on.ca

Drop-in Hours: every Tuesday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Light meals, clothing * haircuts, nail and foot care may be available * parish nurse * outreach worker *

 

Toronto Christian Resource Centre

40 Oak St, Toronto (Dundas and Parliament area) 416-363-4234

www.tcrc.ca  crc@tcrc.ca

Drop-in and counselling for homeless people -- Monday-Friday 6 am-2 pm, also Saturday-Sunday 11-3 * extended winter hours -- Fri, Sun 5 pm-9 pm

 

Asset Mapping Project -- matches drop-in users with work, training, volunteer opportunities, community economic development projects * community partnerships
Connect -- engages homeowners, landlords and roomers in preserving rooming houses
Food co-op and community gardens -- cooperative ventures in accessing inexpensive food weekly and in developing gardens for food
Food Program -- Monday-Friday * light breakfast, day long snacks, hot lunch (free) 11:30-1 * also weekends during winter
Rooms Registry -- locates and lists rooms * information on landlord tenant mediation, housing support and advocacy, eviction prevention * support to landlords with new tenants
Self-Reliance Workers' Cooperative -- matches co-op members with unskilled or semi-skilled part time work or odd jobs
STEP UP -- transitional house to assist people in moving from homelessness to self sufficiency, work and housing

 

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas St E, Toronto 416-360-4350

www.councilfire.ca  info@councilfire.ca

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am–6 pm, Fri 8 am–5 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am –4 pm

Aboriginal community service centre * assistance with emergency problems * free Internet access * information, counselling and referral
Food Bank -- Friday 9-12 noon * member of Daily Bread Food Bank
Meal Program -- lunch Monday-Sunday 12 noon and supper Monday-Thursday 4:30 pm

 

Health Resources

 

Clinics for Youth under 25

 

SHOUT Clinic

467 Jarvis Street, Toronto 416-927-8553

gglatt@ctchc.com

www.actoronto.org/website/referrals.nsf/agencylisting/
Shout+Clinic

Health Card not needed

 

Clinics for All Ages

 

Hassle Free Clinic
66 Gerrard St. E, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Women’s Clinic: (416) 922-0566

Men’s Clinic: (416) 922-0603

www.hasslefreeclinic.org

 

Health Centre at 410

410 Sherbourne St., 4th floor (@ Wellesley) 416-867-3728

 

Regent Park Community Health Centre

465 Dundas Street E. Toronto  (416) 364-2261

http://www.regentparkchc.org/g-home.htm

 

Sanctuary

25 Charles St E, Toronto 416-922-0628

www.sanctuaryministries.on.ca  info@sanctuaryministries.on.ca

Health Clinic: Wed 10:30 am to 3 pm, Thu 4:30 pm to 9 pm, Sat 7:30 am to 10:15 am or by appointment

 

Sherbourne Health Centre

Location: 333 Sherbourne St. (South of Carleton) 416-324-4180
Email: info@sherbourne.on.ca www.sherbourne.on.ca/programs/programs.html

 

South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC)

955 Queen St. E. (near Pape) 416-461-1925
rbalian@srchc.com

 

Street Health Toronto

338 Dundas Street East Toronto (416) 921-8668

http://www.streethealth.ca  info@streethealth.ca


Needle Exchange:

Toronto Public Health (TPH) - The Works
277 Victoria St. (@ Dundas) Contact Tulio at 416-392-0520
Email: tneves@toronto.ca

 

Mental Health Resources:
 

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

www.ontario.cmha.ca/

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

www.camh.net

 

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/

 

Gerstein Centre

100 Charles Street East Toronto

Crisis Line: (416) 929-5200

www.gersteincentre.org/  admin@gersteincentre.org

The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate, crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Our service is a community mental health service and is non-medical. Crisis calls of a medical nature (psychiatric assessment, severe self-harm or suicide attempts) are referred to a hospital.

 

Resources for Pregnant Youth

 

Jessie's Centre for Teenagers

205 Parliament St, Toronto (416) 365-1888

www.jessiescentre.org  mail@jessiescentre.org
 

Serves pregnant young women and young mothers and fathers, 18 years and under and their children.
 

Hours: Mon-Thu 9-5 * Mon-Tue evening programs * Fri 9-4 administration and crisis only * 24 hour crisis support * Contact counselor for appointment.
 

Services: Counseling and referral on sexuality, birth control, abortion, adoption, pregnancy, parenting, finances, housing * advocacy * peer education * prenatal and postnatal classes for women or couples * prenatal nutrition program * Food for Two -- teaches pregnant teens about nutrition * breastfeeding support group * parenting groups * Intensive Parenting Program * well baby clinic * fathers group * lunch and snacks, emergency supplies, TTC tickets, condoms * high school credit courses * caregiver and child drop-in Monday-Thursday * parent relief * 24 hour infant respite care * swap shop with maternity wear and infant clothing * Community Education Program * supportive atmosphere * all services confidential

 

Motherrisk at Sick Kids

Information on drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, toxin exposure and infectious diseases during pregnancy

1-877-327-4636 - Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 - Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 - HIV and HIV Treatment

(416) 813-6780 - Motherisk's Home Line

www.motherisk.org/index.jsp

For women, partners, family and friends: www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp

 

 

Resources for LGBTQ Youth

 

Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto (416) 324 5077
www.soytoronto.org soy@sherbourne.on.ca

SOY seeks to improve the lives of queer youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities. It offers a wide variety of groups for Newcomer/Immigrant Youth, Black Queer Youth, Trans Youth, arts based programs, mentoring for queer youth and much more.

519 Church Street Community Centre

519 Church St, Toronto 416-392-6874

www.the519.org  info@the519.org

Lesbians, gays and bisexuals -- wide variety of groups

Transsexual and Transgendered -- Female to Male Support Group * Transition Support * Meal Trans 416-392-6874 ext 104 -- drop-in Monday 6-10 pm primarily for low income and street active transsexual and transgendered people, including meal

Trans Youth Toronto -- Wednesday 5-9 pm * for trans youth under 26 years
Trans Programs: www.the519.org/programs/trans/index.shtml


Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) Pride and Prejudice Program offers unique programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, transsexual and questioning youth 25 and under
416-924-2100 x 245

www.ctys.org/programs/prideprejudice.htm

 

Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org

 

Kulanu –Queer Jewish Community

kulanutoronto@hotmail.com

Calling all queer Jews! Kulanu is part of the Hillel of Greater Toronto, the umbrella organization for Jewish student life on campus, but is for EVERYONE.


Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

(416) 962-9688, 1-800-268-9688

Telephone and online support, information and referral

www.youthline.ca

Rainbow Services
Provides counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol.
Rainbow Services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street,Toronto (416) 535-8501, ext. 6781
email: Jim_Cullen@camh.net  www.camh.net/Care_Treatment/Program_Descriptions/
Addictions_Programs/Rainbow_Services/index.html

Salaam – Queer Muslim Community of Toronto

(416) 925-XTRA Ext. 2209.

salaam@salaamcanada.com or visit www.salaamcanada.com

  

Trans of Colour Support Project

Looking for support, activism or an outlet for your artistic juices?

Contact JD or Rupert by leaving a message at (416) 392-6878 x325

 

Triangle Program (Toronto District School Board)

Canada's only classroom for LGBTI2Q Youth Grades 9 – 12, Pride Prom, Volunteer programs

http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/triangle/

 

Two Spirited People of the 1st Nations
www.2spirits.com

 

www.transsexual.org

www.trans-health.com
 

 


Education Resources for Youth

 

Beat the Street

www.frontiercollege.ca

Literacy, computer skills and job training, GED Programs

 

SKETCH: A place to make art

580 King St. West, 2nd Floor Toronto (416) 516-1559

http://sketch.ca  info@sketch.ca

Serves anyone 15 – 29 who is homeless, living in a shelter, at risk of losing their housing, and/or street-involved

Hours: Tuesday 2pm - 6pm: Open Studio > Art drop-in, workshops, food available

Wednesday 2 pm – 6 pm: Workshop Wednesdays > Please register for workshops and small group activities.

Thursday 2 pm – 6 pm: Open Studio > Art drop-in, workshops, food available

 

Legal Resources

 

Justice for Children & Youth
www.jfcy.org

 

Legal Aid Ontario
www.legalaid.on.ca

 

HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario
www.halco.org

 

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
www.cleo.on.ca

 

A Legal Resource Centre for People with Disabilities
www.arch-online.org

 

Parkdale Legal Services

www.parkdalelegal.org/

 


Housing Resources

 

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

www.ocap.ca/

 

Ontario Tenants Rights

www.ontariotenants.ca/

 

Settlement.org – Subsidized Housing

www.settlement.org/site/HO/subsidized.asp

 

Toronto Community Housing

www.torontohousing.ca/

 

Toronto Disaster Relief Committee

http://tdrc.net


Sex Trade

Sex Professionals of Canada: www.spoc.ca/index.html (includes online version of the Bad Date Book)

Women Helping Ourselves to Rights and Equality: whore.bravehost.com/index.html

Toronto Bad Date Hotline (anonymous): 416-808-0000

Toronto Police Special Victims, Toronto Sex Crimes Unit: 416-808-7474 or 24 hour cell: 416-456-7259