Counselling & Mental Health Services
Therapy and Counselling Services
Free virtual telephone or video session therapy: To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session please call MHTO at 1-866-585-6486 Monday to Friday 9AM - 7PM.
For Eritrean and Ethiopian Counsellors
Designed by young adults, their families and professionals, Stella's Place provides comprehensive mental health services for 16 to 29 year olds. They offer a full menu of choices including peer support, clinical, employment, wellness, studio and recovery programs to help young adults learn skills, find connections and be empowered to manage their own health.
Check it out here https://stellasplace.ca/
Unison Health & Community Services:
Additional Resources Mental Health: https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/ Sign up for daily emails that will provide information and support during this time.
Violence Against Women
The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a grassroots, women-run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.
List of services across Canada for people currently experiencing, or who have experienced, for sexual violence
Legal Aid Ontario - If you have experienced domestic violence and need help with a family law or immigration and refugee matter, please call us from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). We can help you in more than 300 languages
Food banks by location; for eg: churches that also run foodbanks
The People's Pantry: A grassroots initiative providing home-cooked meals and grocery bundles to individuals and families across the GTA
Access to Food for Low-Income Individuals North York Harvest Food Bank: To find your nearest Food Bank, call 416-635-7771 ext.0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Food and Medicine Delivery: Call the Friendly Neighbour Hotline (Toll Free) 1(855)581-9580 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday for seniors in low-income housing if you need help with essentials like groceries, medicine, and household items
Low-Cost/Free Healthcare Services
List and Map of Community Health Centres and Dental Clinics offering free or low cost health and dental care. Click Here to View
Black Legal Action Centre offers free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario.
*Onsite drop-ins cancelled due to COVID-19, however refer to website for ongoing virtual programming
Black CAP provides extensive settlement support to LGBTQ newcomers who require specialized supports.
The 519 is a City of Toronto agency serving LGBTQ2S communities
> Offer free takeaway meals, Virtual Trans ID Clinic including free legal assistance, clothing and essential supplies, free over-the-phone criminal law summary advice and more!
Unison Health & Community Services- Income Supports:
416-392-6200 Application Centre Contact Number: 416-338-8888 / Direct Link for Ontario Works
Laptop access- Renewed Computer Technology: federally-funded non-profit organization which provides refurbished computers to non-profit or charitable organizations and limited-income families. For application- https://lip.rcto.ca/Default.htm?action=load&#top
Canada Emergency Student Benefit: https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/Discover/Article/1/5244/How-to-Get-the-Canada-Emergency-Student-Benefit
Information on Rent for TCHC residents Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) will offer flexibility to tenants who have lost employment income due to COVID-19. To apply, fill out a form and return it to TCHC. You can get the form by:Calling the 24-hour Client Care Centre at 416-981-5500 · Sending an email to email@example.com · Downloading the form at here · Watching for a package TCHC is mailing to your household