The Toronto Hoarding Support Services Network (THSSN) is a collaboration among partner agencies working to help Toronto area residents with problematic hoarding. We work to integrate services in a manner that will help and support clients to manage their clutter while providing the emotional support they require to live safely.
Findhelp Information Services | 211 Central is a lead provider of information and referral services in Ontario and across Canada. We create connections and solutions to build strong communities. Findhelp operates 211 – the award-winning 3-digit phone and online service which helps Ontarians connect to the complete range of government and community-based health and social services available in their communities.
311 provides residents, businesses and visitors with easy access to non-emergency City services, programs and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 311 can offer assistance in more than 180 languages.
In the late 1970s, a group of Toronto residents took steps to obtain health and social services in French for members of the Francophone community living in Toronto who are elderly or have disabilities. In 1978, after modest beginnings, the group obtained federal and provincial grants that enabled them to create a corporation under the name "Les Centres d'Accueil Héritage". Today, Centres d'Accueil Héritage has three divisions, one of which provides social housing while the others deliver a range of community-based care and services in French to residents of Toronto and surrounding area from many different cultural backgrounds and religious faiths.
Cota is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for 45 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.
Cota offers a wide range of services to adults living with serious mental illness, geriatric mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. Our services include case management, supportive housing, short-term residential beds, day programs, court and justice related services, an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto.
Every day, more than 2,000 people use our programs and services. And each person who comes through our doors is experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. many struggle with their mental health.
On April 1, 2015, Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) integrated with Fred Victor. CRCT had a respected, 40-year history in Toronto of redefining and improving the care and support of people with mental health challenges.
Now, as an integrated organization, we have a greater capacity than we did as separate entities and the ability to serve more people in a more effective manner.
Our many programs and services, located at 18 different sites across Toronto, help people rebuild their lives by offering:
- Affordable housing in one of our four apartment buildings
- Transitional housing and transitional shelters in three locations, two exclusively for women
- Emergency shelter in one of our two shelters
- Food access, throughout our service sites such as hot meals at Friends Restaurant
- Job training and counselling
- Health information and community services through two “off-the-street” drop-ins
- Community mental health outreach and services in two hubs
- Specialized support programs
Our mission is to improve the health, income and housing stability of people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Our vision is for healthy and thriving communities where every person has a home and access to opportunity.
Our values guide Fred Victor and are the same ones that have carried the organization for more than 120 years.
Fred Victor advocates for human rights and recognizes the dignity of all people who use, provide, or support our services. We value diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, life experiences, perspectives, orientations and abilities.
Fred Victor creates opportunity for individuals and communities. We work from an anti-oppression perspective to reduce systemic discrimination and inequities for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. We further promote equity through harm reduction, recovery, and community development approaches to service.
Fred Victor values and supports people's right to self-determination by fostering individual capacity and recognizing individuals' abilities to make their own choices.
Fred Victor is committed to providing excellent programs and services by being accountable to the people who use our services, meeting or exceeding our program goals, and monitoring our progress against stakeholders’ requirements. We seek to collaborate, integrate and develop new partnerships to enhance services to our clients.
Our approach to service
Fred Victor uses a harm reduction and community development approach to our services. This means delivering service free of judgement with focus placed on health, wellness and the adoption of practices and policies that work to reduce harm. A harm reduction and community development approach is responsive to the changing needs of our service users and is one that actively seeks to involve in meaningful partnership, our tenants and clients in program development, delivery and evaluation.
Gerstein Crisis Centre is a 24-hour community based service for adults 16+ in the City of Toronto, who are dealing with a serious mental health issue, concurrent or substance use issue and are currently in crisis. We help people meet their needs as they see them, and we recognize the broad range of factors that can influence a person’s mental health and well-being.
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St. Michael’s Homes provides supports to men to help them overcome alcohol and drug addiction, interrelated mental health issues and the associated challenges that come with them. St. Michael’s Homes residential rehabilitation services have seventy-five beds in four locations in the City of Toronto. Programs include an Engagement (pre-treatment) Program, Residential Treatment Program, Extended Residential Treatment, Transitional Housing, Long-Term Housing and an Aftercare Program.
The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre offers specific expertise in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related "spectrum" disorders, including hoarding, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking and body dysmorphic disorders for anyone over the age of 18. We provide a continuum of services including psychiatric consultations and assessments, residential and day treatment programs for severe OCD, and outpatient groups. In addition to our clinical services, the Thompson Centre is involved in a number of education initiatives to build OCD treatment capacity among providers in the community and we have a full research program to enhance our understanding OCD and its treatment.
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Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. We are wholly owned by the City of Toronto and operate in a non-profit manner. We currently manage a portfolio of 2,100 buildings which represents a $10-billion public asset. We provide homes to almost 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in 105 of Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods and work with more than 300 private organizations and community agencies to connect tenants to supports, recreational programs and scholarship, job and training opportunities.
Toronto North Support Services is a community-based, multi-service agency providing mental health and homeless programs to adults in Toronto.
Our work is client-centered, we believe in the inherent ability of those experiencing mental-health challenges or homelessness to make positive changes in their lives.
We offer a variety of programs aimed at assisting individuals in their recovery process
All of our programs are free of charge. They include:
- Mental health case management support, including services for people who have experienced homelessness
- Culture and language responsive mental health prevention and promotion programs for French speaking communities and Tamil speaking seniors and their caregivers,
- Access initiatives including emergency department diversion and centralized access for community mental health services (The Access Point)
A community paramedic is a certified Toronto paramedic with specialized training to assist clients in managing their health and social wellbeing.
In this new and evolving field, our goal is to help the vulnerable citizens in the City of Toronto by identifying gaps in healthcare and connecting clients to the appropriate resources to help improve overall quality of life.
When we receive a referral via phone or email, we strive to respond within 1-3 business days to book a home visit.
Contact us: 416-397-4322. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In an emergency, call 911.
Toronto Public Health reduces health inequalities and improves the health of the entire population by delivering services that meet community health needs, comply with Ontario Public Health Standards, and make wise use of human and financial resources.
TransCare Community Support Services (TransCare®) is a registered, charitable accredited Agency providing high quality support services to seniors and adults with disabilities. The catchment area has a high prevalence of chronic health conditions such as vascular disease including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease; mental health and addictions; and palliative and end of life care needs. Programs are designed to improve or maintain cognitive, social, emotional and physical functions. Client Intervention and support strategies range from immediate assistance in crisis situations, to navigation of the health care system, to finding long-term solutions for needs that impact seniors’ health and well-being. TransCare® provides services to as many as 7,400 clients annually, serviced by 260 employees and 175 volunteers.
We began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. We continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Our services include:
- In-home personal support
- Social work
- Meals on Wheels
- Exercise programs, socials and community dining
- Dementia care
- Adult Day Program
- Supportive housing
- Caregiver support
Founded in 1925, VHA Home HealthCare (VHA)—a not-for-profit, charitable organization—provides 24/7 health care and community support services to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds when, where and how they want it.
We offer high-quality, multi-lingual care to people throughout Ontario to live more independently. VHA proudly meets the national standards of excellence in health care set out by Accreditation Canada.