*If your child is in immediate danger or crisis, take them immediately to the hospital, or call 911
Mental Health TO (MHTO): 1-866-585-6486 (Connecting youth and families to mental health services in Toronto)
Other agencies include (please note this list is meant as a resource only):
George Hull Centre:
600 The East Mall, Third Floor (Etobicoke)
The Community Clinic offers clinical services to families with children and youth from birth through 18 who are experiencing significant emotional, behavioural, developmental and/or psychiatric difficulties.
Call the Intake Coordinator at 416-622-8833, extension 258.
Breakaway Addiction Services
416-234-1942, 2 Billingham Road, 4th Floor (Dundas and the East Mall)
Non-residential program, developed meet the needs of youth, aged 13 to 25, and their family members and friends who are struggling with substance use concerns. Services offered are provided from a harm reduction approach in a supportive, non judgmental manner. All services are free. For referrals and information please call 416-234-1942.
Lamp Community Health Centre:
416-252-6471, 185 Fifth Street
Social Work Drop-in: Mondays, 1-4 pm and Thursdays, 4 – 7 pmOther youth groups and services available.
Stonegate Community Health Centre:
416-231-7070, 150 Berry Road
To access the family practice of Stonegate, you must live within the area bounded by the Humber River to the east, the Queen Elizabeth Way to the south, Royal York to the west and Bloor Street to the North. Counselling and medical services available.
Youthdale Treatment Centres:
Youthdale provides comprehensive, integrated mental health services to troubled children and their families. They also simplify access to services by connecting families with the right programs and services at Youthdale and in their communities.
Parents and legal guardians who need urgent help can call our Crisis Service Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 416-363-9990. Youthdale’s Intake Co-ordinator is available to discuss treatment options during regular business hours at (416) 368-4896.
Trillium Health Centre – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provides outpatient services for children and adolescents up to age 19, and their families, who live in Mississauga and south Toronto. Children must have either a diagnosed psychiatric condition, or significant symptoms or unusual behaviour indicative of a psychiatric condition. Treatment may include individual, family or group therapy, psychiatric assessment, psychological testing and medication consultation and follow up. Services also include community outreach, education and collaboration with other agencies and schools. Appointments for assessments are scheduled during the day; follow-up appointments are available during the day and on Tuesday and Thursday.
Referrals: This service is one of six agencies to launch a ‘one phone number’ approach to enable easier access to mental health services in the community for children and youth. Referrals to the outpatient service can be made by professionals, parents or guardians. All referrals require a written referral from a physician before being seen by a psychiatrist.
Central Toronto Youth Services: 416-924-2100, 65 Wellesley St. East, Suite 300
• Community Counselling, which offers support to youth from 12 to 18 years of age who face challenges that cannot be addressed by traditional approaches. We support these youth through outreach, individual counselling and group work in the community and in schools.
• New Outlook, which provides a wide variety of programs to youth from 14 to 24 recovering from serious mental illness, primarily psychotic disorders.
• Pride & Prejudice, which offers programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth from 13 to 24.
• Youth Justice, which offers support to youth who are serving a youth order and/or have matters before the youth court.
Supporting Our Youth Toronto, soytoronto.org
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is a community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities. Services include mentoring and family support.
The 519 Church Street Community Centre, The519.org
The 519 Church Street Community Centre is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. The centre offers a wide range of internationally renowned Programs and Services that operate from an anti-oppression framework. Our public meeting space enable groups in our community to organize and find support as well as find enrichment through arts and culture.
HELPLINES and CRISIS LINES
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Crisis Response Unit in Etobicoke/North York: 416-498-0043
Gerstein Crisis Centre for Toronto/York: 416929-5200
Scarborough Mobile Crisis: 416-495-2891
Planned Parenthood: www.ppt.on.ca
LOCAL HOSPITALS AND EMERGENCY ROOMS
St. Joseph’s Hospital: 30 The Queensway Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
Trillium Health Centre Urgent Care
150 Sherway Drive, Toronto 416.259.6671