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Distress and Crisis Ontario (DCO) is an association that is the recognized leader in promoting collaboration and building capacity in organizations that provide distress and crisis response.
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.
Distress Centres provide their listening and referral services primarily through highly trained and committed volunteers. The staffs of Distress Centres are knowledgeable individuals who insure the highest levels of support to the individuals in their communities and innovation in service provision.
The Young Carers Program of Hospice Toronto is a GTA based program supporting children and youth 5-18 who are in a caregiving role for a family member living with a chronic or life-threatening illness, a disability, a mental illness or addiction, or a language barrier.
The Young Carers Program offers programs, workshops and special events throughout Toronto to support Young Carers. The therapeutic and recreational programs offer Young Carers opportunities to foster resilience, build skills, connect to peers and just have fun! Programs include, but are not limited to, cooking workshops, sports programs, camp, expressive arts, games, day trips, homework help, leadership workshops, medical education, and so much more!
Renewed provides free, professional and confidential referrals for anyone affected by an eating disorder, educational training for healthcare professionals and a supportive community for those on the journey to renewed wellness. Formerly the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT), Renewed is one of the first 501(c)3 organizations in the southeast exclusively focused on eating disorders.
International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.
Autism Canada has been the hub of knowledge and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada since 1976. Our mandate is to work collaboratively with our provincial and territorial organizations, associations and societies to champion ASD priorities. We curate the exchange of information between individuals with ASD, families, professionals, researchers, governments and the public. Autism Canada actively encourages the sharing of best practices and programs, and advocates passionately for Canadians living with autism.
Dove's Nest mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. Our goals include
Educate faith communities about child abuse and neglect.
Provide faith communities with worship, education, and outreach resources on how to keep children safe.
Empower and equip faith communities to protect children and youth within their own congregations.
Empower and equip faith communities to protect children and youth within the wider community.
We achieve these goals through the following three ways: 1. training adults; 2. equipping kids through the Circle of Grace curriculum; and 3. offering resources and consultations.
LookUp (LookUpIndiana.org) is a free online resource providing mental and behavioral health information and resources, while also offering stigma-reducing messaging. Users can search for mental health providers and support groups in Indiana nearest to them, get information on mental health topics, keep up-to-date on recent mental health news and blog posts, check for upcoming trainings and events and find 24/7 crisis help. LookUp provides information helpful to various demographics as well, including faith-communities, schools, workplace, medical providers, parents, and youth. For 24/7 help, text LOOKUP to 494949, or chat online.
LookUp is also home to the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative. Working alongside school districts and their community partners, we provide resources, training, and advocacy to build their capacity to promote the social, emotional, behavioral, mental, and physical health of Indiana’s school-age children and youth with the goal of increasing school engagement and improving educational and life outcomes. Visit the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative at https://lookupindiana.org/schools/.
Sidran Institute provides useful, practical information for child and adult survivors of any type of trauma, for families/friends, and for the clinical and frontline service providers who assist in their recovery.
Keep 'Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with current information on high-risk pregnancy and by connecting them with an online community of other women facing a difficult pregnancy.
CADDAC is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. From a day to day perspective this means CADDAC organizes, builds and presents up-to-date scientifically based, educational programs; actively advocates to government and institutional decision makers for changes that will benefit those with ADHD, their families and care providers; provides one on one support and information to parents and adults with ADHD; provides networking between ADHD groups across Canada, and strives to increase the awareness and understanding of ADHD on all levels.
For more information contact us at:
Address - 7800 Kennedy Road, Suite 303A Markham ON L3R 2C7
Phone: (416) 637-8584