We can connect you to resources and advocacy.
& When you are ready:
Individuals use the services of Sound Times by joining as a Member. People can come to Sound times for their first three visits as our guest. This allows for someone to choose if they wish to join the Sound Times community. Membership in Sound Times is free.
You can connect to lots of resources through the resource centre.
Join a community of your peers and learn ways to build supports for yourself from members who have done it.
Basics – Finding resources for food, clothing, shelter, etc.
Advocacy – Advocating with ODSP, OW and CPP, negotiating accommodations, rental disputes, etc. Making sure members are getting all the benefits and services they are entitled to.
We can support you with your mental health and justice issues. If you are a consumer/survivor and you worry about getting arrested, you are currently facing charges, or you have had charges in the past year, you can come and talk to us about the kind of help you feel you need. You do not need a referral.
Sound Times also provides a Release from Custody Planning service to people who are being released from a correctional facility. If you are in custody, you can call us collect during the hours we are open. http://soundtimes.com/soundtimes6/wp-content/uploads/MHJPreventionReferralForm.pdf
This is sometimes called case management. We focus on advocacy and supports for your needs.
Sound Times is a member of the Toronto Mental Health and Justice Network. We provide a Prevention service intended to support consumers and survivors who are at risk of coming into contact with the Criminal Justice system. The Toronto Mental Health and Justice Network is a network of service providers that serve the consumer/survivor population across Toronto. The goal of this initiative is to prevent and reduce contact with the criminal justice system by providing services to persons living with serious mental illness.
The network serves anyone aged 16 or older with a serious mental illness who has or is at significant risk of current involvement with the criminal justice system.
Community Service Worker – Lead
416-979-1700 ext 225
The Toronto Mental Health and Justice Network offers a variety of services and supports throughout Toronto. Participation in the services is voluntary. We encourage you to contact the service closest to the person requiring assistance.
Do you have legal issues and difficulty accessing legal services? We are here to help. Legal Aid funds our lawyer Amy Slotek. She provides provides legal supports to clients with complex mental health issues through a case management approach in the following areas:
Available Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday by appointment. Drop-in Monday, Wednesday from 2:00-4:00.
Check out our Lunch & Learns, which have included class actions, land lord tenant issues, refugee law, Good Samaritan Law, and more Activity page Link.