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Services at Sound Times

We aim to create an environment that respects people as autonomous individuals and members of our community. We believe that the best support is the result of natural relationships that flourish between peers. Joining a community of your peers helps you to learn ways to build supports for yourself. We have advocacy, mental health and justice social, housing, legal, medical services and additional resources (Resource Link):

Resource Centre and Advocacy

You can connect to lots of resources through the centre [More details]. 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. 

 

Mental Health and Justice

Mental Health and Justice Prevention Services MHJ Network link

  • Intensive Community Supports
  • gavel, stethescope and scales of justiceThe Toronto Mental Health and Justice Network
  • Services and Supports
  • Court and Custody-Based Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Court Support and Diversion Services Release from Custody Services 
  • Community Support Services
  • Specialized Supports for Individuals with Dual Diagnosis
  • Specialized Supports for Individuals with Concurrent Disorders

Legal Services

Legal Aid Project funded lawyer Amy Slotek provides provides legal supports to clients with complex mental health issues through a case management approach in the in the following areas: immigration and refugee services, criminal, family and limited civil/administrative law matters. The project additionally provides high quality legal services to street-involved legal aid clients who are facing ‘street offences’ by providing them with representation at the Provincial Offences Court at Old City Hall. Available Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday by appointment. Drop-in Monday, Wednesday from 2:00-4:00.

Medical Services

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  • Psychiatrist Wednesday Dropin for returning clients 9:30-12. First time visits 1:00-4:00 after membership
  • Foot Clinic 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00-12:00
  • Hearing Clinic (ask for details)

SMART Self Management and Recovery Training

SMART© is a self-empowering addiction program based in the latest recovery research and powered by a world-wide mutual-help community. Participants acquire practical, evidence-based tools to direct their own recovery from substance use problems. This program is in its second year of implementation.

WRAP

Wellness Recover Action Plan (WRAP) is a

Community Service Internship Project

The Community Service Internship Project provides individuals who have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues the opportunity for paid employment at Sound Times to acquire the skills, education and understanding necessary to seek employment with organizations affirming the value of lived experience for social service work.

 

How do I become a member?

You can come by Sound Times in person. Call. Email. You don't need a referral. But agencies and workers can refer. You are welcome at Sound Times. 

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. The Sound Times members have written a Bill of Rights to govern how our community will function. Membership in Sound Times is free.

Schedule of legal and medical services

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Legal Services from Legal Aid funded lawyer Amy Slotek on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday by appointment. Drop-in Monday, Wednesday from 2:00-4:00

Medical Services
General Practitioner Thursday 1:00-4:00
Psychiatrist Wednesday Drop-in for returning clients 9:30-12:00. First time visits 1:00-4:00 after membership
Foot Clinic 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00-12:00
Hearing Clinic (ask for details)

All services are provided at the Sound Times Main location at 280 Parliament St.

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