Selected Services for Greater Toronto Area Residents

This information is provided as a free public service by the Toronto Therapy Network without endorsement of the organizations and individuals providing the listed services.

Crisis, General Resource, Children Kids Teenagers and Youth, Family, Immigrant, Domestic Violence, Addiction & Related Services

Crisis Services

  • EMERGENCIES CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the Clarke Institute) 416 535-8501 extension 6885 (24 hour service) website
  • Distress Centre 416-408-4357 website
  • Durham Region 1-800-742-1890
  • Peel Mobile Crisis 905-278-9036
  • Scarborough Mobile Crisis 416-495-2891
  • St.Elizabeth Mobile Crisis (Etobicoke and North York) 416-498-0043
  • The Gerstein Crisis Centre 416-929-5200 (suicide prevention) website
  • Aboriginal Crisis Centre 416-531-0330
  • 310 Cope (York Region, Richmond Hill and Newmarket) 310-2673
  • St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto Downtown 416-864-5346

General Resources and Social Services

  • CRCT Community Resource Connections of Toronto website
  • 211 Community Connection publishes the annual Blue Book guide to community, social, health and government services website
  • Telehealth 1-866-797-0007 website

Children Kids Teenagers and Youth

  • Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 website. Confidential telephone counseling for children and teenagers, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
  • Sick Kids Hospital 416-813-6275 (main office)
  • SCAN 416-813-7500 (SCAN team member on call, 24 hrs). To be contacted if a child or teenager has been sexually assaulted/maltreated.
  • Hincks-Dellcrest Centre 416-633-0515 website. Mental Health centre for children and youth (birth to 17 yrs), individual, family, and group counseling.
  • FAME (Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere) 416-207-5032 website. They provide education, advocacy,and individual supportive counseling to family members of persons who are dealing with mental health issues.
  • CDI (Child Development Institute) 416-603-1827 website. Client-centered services geared for families with children experiencing significant transition, adjustment issues and for parents and children to explore areas of concern.
  • Leave Out Violence 416-785-8411 website. A program for youth (13-19 yrs) affected by violence either as victims, perpetrators or witnesses.

Family and Immigrant Services

  • Across Boundaries provides resources to those in ethnic communities needing a particular understanding of their cultural issues website
  • India Rainbow website. Provides community-based social services in Peel region. Includes services for women living in abusive situations.
  • Jamaican Canadian Association/Caribbean 416-746-5772 website. They provide Youth and Family Services, including a program for abused and assaulted Black and Caribbean women 16 yrs and over (including seniors and sexual abuse survivors).
  • Jewish Family and Child Service 416-638-7800 website. Groups for children, parenting groups for parents of children who have witnessed domestic violence. Short term (kosher) accommodation for assaulted women and children. Also provides support in Russian and Hebrew.
  • Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women 416-663-2978 website. Services for immigrant women with focus on domestic violence.
  • Anduhyan Emergency Shelter 416-531-7127 (crisis line) website. Residence and emergency shelter; services available in Cree, Mohawk, Ojibway, French.
  • Interval House 416-924-1491 website. Centre and shelter for abused women and children, with services available in Cantonese, French, Hungarian, Polish and Somali.

Domestic Violence

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-051
  • Toronto Shelters Central Intake 416-397-5637. For anyone who is in need of hostel/shelter services.
  • Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic 416-323-9149 website. Providing individual and group counseling for women who are survivors of violence.
  • METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) 416-392-3135 website. Providing counseling/ group work and education workshops.
  • DVERS (Domestic Violence Emergency Response System) 416-808-7077. Provides home alarm systems in coordination with police, for individuals who are at high risk of violence by an intimate ex-partner and reside in the City of Toronto.
  • John Howard Society of Toronto 416-925-4386 website. They offer counseling services, anger management group work, and treatment programs for men charged with domestic assault.
  • Family Service Association of Toronto 416-595-9618 website. They offer counselling, support groups and educational workshops for women who are or have been in situations of partner abuse and group counseling program for men who have engaged in domestic abuse.
  • North York Women's Centre 416-781-0479 website. Groups for women who have experienced violence, courses, workshops, information and referral.
  • Regional Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 416-495-2800
  • Care Centre – Domestic Violence Program at The Scarborough Hospital website. 24-hr nurse for supportive counseling, safety planning, and abuse documentation in cases of domestic violence. Interpreters for various languages are available. Services in ASL, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil.
  • Women's College Campus Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre 416-323-6040 website. 24-hour program for women and men; medical assessment and treatment; psychological and social support; cultural interpreters available.
  • William Osler Health Centre 416-494-2120 website. Services include a crisis intervention unit that responds to patients in psychiatric and psychosocial crisis, as well as a mental health day treatment program.

Addictions, Drugs and Alcohol

  • Addiction Research Foundation Info Line 416-595-6111
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 416-487-5591 website
  • Renascent (alcohol and drug addiction treatment) 866-232-1212 website
  • Homewood in Guelph offers specialized treatment for gambling addiction website
  • Breakaway Addiction Services in Parkdale-Liberty Village, Toronto is a community service providing a wide range of addiction services based on a harm-reduction philosophy with support programs for youth and family members website
  • Women’s Own Detox Crisis Line 416-603-1462
  • NARC Anonymous 416-236-8956 website
  • Smoker’s Helpline 1-877-513-5333
  • MARS (Metro Addiction Referral Service) 416-599-1448 website
  • WomenfightAIDS provides many community links at their website

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