About UsAbout Stella's Place
What is Stella’s Place?
We are THE place for young adults in Toronto, aged 16 to 29, who are experiencing mental health challenges and who want to learn about the best way to move forward and to get the support they need.
Our first hub location, a welcoming place to connect with peers and professionals, is in downtown Toronto in the Spadina and Richmond area, at 18 Camden Street.
We know that you will want to connect with others who have been through the same kind of experience as you move forward. At Stella’s Place, you will have many opportunities to connect with peer support.
You may want to explore your health and mental health needs, as well as what skills, strengths and supports you have and what else you may need to be who you want to be—your best self.
The Stella’s Place ‘menu’ includes peer supports, clinical, employment, wellness, and recovery services as well as opportunities to explore your creative self through studio programs. The goal of this holistic approach is to help young adults learn skills, find connection and become empowered to manage their own health. We also offer peer support chat and resources online as a way for people to connect with Stella’s. Everything at Stella’s Place has been, and will always be, designed by young adults, with young adults, for young adults.
We are committed to including young adults with lived and diverse experience in design, delivery and evaluation – along with professionals – to ensure relevant and responsive programs. We will always offer many ways for you to get involved.
We are currently Toronto-based and provide much-needed support to more than 500 young adults and their families each year. Our services will be accessible to all.
What makes us different from other mental health services?
Our focus is on young adults age 16 – 29 as we know that they are experiencing many transitions and often don’t find what they need in child or adult services.
One of the most important elements of our service is a prominent, accessible, engaging hub location in the community that looks and feels like a café and where young adults can find all the support they need in one place.
Our programs are co-designed by professionals and young adults. Young adults serve as partners at every level of the organization, not only designing, but also delivering and evaluating all of our services.
At Stella’s Place, Peer Support is a core service so that young adults can get guidance and coaching from those who have already been there.
Our programs are comprehensive, and respond to the whole person: their mental health, their physical health and wellbeing, their use of substances, their gender identity, their social and family connections, their creative interests, and the skills and strengths they bring to living, learning and working roles.
We partner with community-based organizations that are committed to changing the experience of young adults who are struggling with mental health challenges.
What do we believe in at Stella’s Place and what are we here to do?
Mission: Stella’s Place is partnering young adults and professionals, respecting them equally, to pioneer a collaborative model of mental health services that is desperately needed.
Vision: We welcome the day when every young adult receives the immediate mental health care and the personalized supports they need to live the life they choose.
Values: At Stella’s Place, we fundamentally value the capabilities and contributions of young adults, as we seek breakthrough innovations that benefit our community and society as a whole. We also value:
- Inclusiveness, diversity and equity
- Accessibility and a sharing of knowledge
- Creativity along with a strengths-based approach
At Stella’s Place there is a community of people similar to me, a community that will keep growing, and I haven’t found that anywhere else. – Stella’s Place Community Member
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Charitable Number: 817186935RR0001