About UsAbout Stella's Place
We are THE place for young adults in Toronto, aged 16 to 29, who are experiencing mental health challenges to get the support they need.
The Stella’s Place ‘menu’ includes peer supports, clinical, online, 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 are currently Toronto-based and provide much-needed support to more than 500 young adults and their families each year.
What makes us different from other mental health services?
Our focus is on young adults age 16 – 29. Our front door is a street-front engaging hub 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: Partnering young adults and professionals to provide a collaborative, innovative model of mental health services.
Vision: Healthy, resilient young adults living the lives 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
We are so excited to announce our new Executive Director of Stella’s Place, Wangari Muriuki!
Wangari is an experienced team builder, advocate and activist. Throughout her career, Wangari has demonstrated leadership and compassion while embracing new and innovative approaches to service delivery across the fields of mental health and addictions, housing and precarity, with a focus on racialized and vulnerable communities. For more information and the press release, please see below.
Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Stella’s Place is taking clear action to embed anti-racism and equity practices across the organization. We are committed to becoming a practice leader with inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility as our core cultural norms and organizational values. We are forming an Anti-racism Task Force, undergoing an organizational review and engaging in restorative mediation. Please check back here for regular updates on our progress.
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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