Across Boundaries provides resources to those in ethnic communities needing a particular understanding of their cultural issues – website
India Rainbow – website. Provides community-based social services in Peel region. Includes services for women living in abusive situations.
Jamaican Canadian Association/Caribbean 416-746-5772 – website. They provide Youth and Family Services, including a program for abused and assaulted Black and Caribbean women 16 yrs and over (including seniors and sexual abuse survivors).
Jewish Family and Child Service 416-638-7800 – website. Groups for children, parenting groups for parents of children who have witnessed domestic violence. Short term (kosher) accommodation for assaulted women and children. Also provides support in Russian and Hebrew.
Anduhyan Emergency Shelter Crisis Line – 416-531-7127 – website. Residence and emergency shelter; services available in Cree, Mohawk, Ojibway, French.
Interval House 416-924-1491 – website. Centre and shelter for abused women and children, with services available in Cantonese, French, Hungarian, Polish and Somali.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-051
Toronto Shelters Central Intake 416-397-5637. For anyone who is in need of hostel/shelter services.
Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic 416-323-9149 – website. Providing individual and group counseling for women who are survivors of violence.
METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) 416-392-3135 – website. Providing counseling/ group work and education workshops.
DVERS (Domestic Violence Emergency Response System) 416-808-7077. Provides home alarm systems in coordination with police, for individuals who are at high risk of violence by an intimate ex-partner and reside in the City of Toronto.
John Howard Society of Toronto 416-925-4386 – website. They offer counseling services, anger management group work, and treatment programs for men charged with domestic assault.
Family Service Association of Toronto 416-595-9618 – website. They offer counselling, support groups and educational workshops for women who are or have been in situations of partner abuse and group counseling program for men who have engaged in domestic abuse.
North York Women’s Centre 416-781-0479 – website. Groups for women who have experienced violence, courses, workshops, information and referral.
Regional Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 416-495-2800
Care Centre – Domestic Violence Program at The Scarborough Hospital – website. 24-hr nurse for supportive counseling, safety planning, and abuse documentation in cases of domestic violence. Interpreters for various languages are available. Services in ASL, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil.
Women’s College Campus Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre 416-323-6040 – website. 24-hour program for women and men; medical assessment and treatment; psychological and social support; cultural interpreters available.
Addictions, Drugs and Alcohol
Addiction Research Foundation Info Line 416-595-6111
Renascent (alcohol and drug addiction treatment) 866-232-1212 – website
Homewood in Guelph offers specialized treatment for gambling addiction – website
Breakaway Addiction Services in Parkdale-Liberty Village, Toronto is a community service providing a wide range of addiction services based on a harm-reduction philosophy with support programs for youth and family members – website