Our 408-HELP (4357) line provides telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and their most vulnerable. Highly-trained volunteer responders (with the support of professional staff) connect with callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
All of Canada TEXT and Phone
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS): 1-833-456-4566
Text is available from your mobile phone from 4:00 pm to 12 midnight daily and is accessed by dialing 45645.
Links to resources
We offer a variety of web, phone and address links to social services in Toronto. [Thanks to Mainstay]
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario In support of building a more comprehensive and responsive system for the treatment of addictions and mental health in Ontario. Our goal is to ensure that all Ontarians can access the services and supports they need to address substance misuse and mental health issues, fostering dignity and accountability to those it serves.
The Stop Community Food Centre A community food centre called The Stop is trying to raise awareness of the inadequacy of social assistance in Ontario. They are participating in a campaign to show policy makers how inadequate social assistance hinders access to healthy food. They invite you to visit their website and complete a survey called "Do the Math" - calculate how much money you think a person on social assistance needs to live a decent but basic life. LARC computers available.
Moods Magazine 905-897-2558 Moods is the first consumer magazine of its type in Canada. This quarterly magazine is available to help families and friends help their loved ones by providing an awareness and understanding of mood disorders and related illnesses. It is full of pictures and colour, yet clean, easy reading, and inviting.
Among Friends 251-8666 2970 Lakeshore Blvd. W Toronto, Ontario Community mental health centre for adults 18 years and over. Education workshops promoting mental, physical and social health, healthy lifestyle activities and planning, connecting with the community, information and referral.
Bayview Community Services 495-7778 Bayview Community Services offers two affordable group housing programs with various levels of staff support and Case Management services with either a Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority apartment unit or independent of a housing component.
Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf (BRCD) 416-449-9651 The Supportive Independent Living Program at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf offers a large variety of services to our tenants. Services vary for every tenant that we offer support to. Services include basic lifeskills, communication, socialization and counselling.
Cota 416-785-9230 Cota supports individuals with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities.
Community Resource Connections of Toronto 416-482-4103 Provides a range of services for adults (16+) consumer/survivors of the mental health system. We can also talk with you or give you written information about all types of adult mental health services throughout Toronto, like community support, housing, social support, employment and training.
Jean Tweed Centre Responding to the needs of women with substance abuse and gambling problems
Loft Community Services 416-979-1994 Provides supportive housing, community support and outreach services to youth, adults and seniors in Toronto and York Region. Operates 11 different programs and has 37 housing sites.
Progress Place 416-323-0223 The Progress Place Clubhouse offers a community of support 365 a year. Clubhouse members have opportunities to gain confidence by taking part in the running of the clubhouse. Members also have access to: peer support through a circle of friends; a range of employment opportunities; affordable meals; social recreation.
Reconnect Mental Health Services 416-248-2050 Reconnect is a community mental health agency that provides a range of recovery-based programs for adults experiencing serious mental illness. Inspired by hope in the individual’s potential to recover, Reconnect works collaboratively with adults experiencing serious mental illness to reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
Regeneration House 416-703-9645 Serves adults (16+) with a history of long term mental health problems. Residential and non-residential programs.
Spectrum Community Mental Health Clinic 416-535-8501 ext 7450 Offers: psychiatric assessment and treatment planning; individual and group counselling; crises intervention; case management; home visits; ongoing medication monitoring; advocacy; life skills training; monthly social outings.
Toronto East General Hospital - Community Outreach Services 416-461-2000 Provides community support over the long-term; Access to housing in 2 group homes and a few apartments. Assertive Community Treatment; recreational and social groups at Eastminster Church; family support and education for relatives and/or significant others.
Friends and Advocates 416-234-9245 3107 Bloor St. W, #201 Toronto, Ontario Member run support for adults who are psychiatric survivors. Recreation activities daytime, evenings and weekends.
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 416-964-9087 16 Spadina Road Toronto, Ontario Social and recreational activities with an emphasis on Native culture. Languages: Cree, English, Micmac, Mohawk, Ojibway.
Sound Times can provide different types of support for anyone with mental health, addiction, substance abuse, and justice issues that needs support in downtown Toronto. We work to build community and your ability to reach your goals from health to housing.