Frequently Asked Questions
Program Related Questions
How is Stella’s Place different than other mental health services?
How much will services cost?
All services at Stella’s Place are offered free of charge.
Are you open during COVID-19?
We are in the process of re-opening our in-person services! Check out our programs page for more info on which programs are happening in-person and virtually.
How can I access services?
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone: (416) 461-2345
Is Stella's Place right for me?
We support young adults living with mental and emotional health issues including but not limited to:
Coping with trauma
Compulsions, perfectionism and overcontrol behaviors
Impacts of homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions
Support with struggles relating to identity, sexual orientation, and gender identities
Mild to moderate substance use
Do you offer services for young adults outside of Toronto?
Stella’s is an organization that supports young adults between the ages of 16-29 who reside in central Toronto only.
Do you offer Peer Support training?
Check out our Peer Support training page for more information. A peer support training external to Stella’s Place is offered through the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario.
Are there services for families?
We do not offer services for family members. However, we have relationships with other organizations who do:
- Family Outreach and Response (FOR) specializes in providing support for parents and loved ones. They offer group, family, and individual counselling options.
- The Family Navigation Project (FNP) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre helps youth and families find the help they need.
We have a list of other resources for families and friends here.
Support Related Questions
How is Stella's Place funded?
Stella’s Place is generously funded by private donations. We also have a growing number of corporate and government grants, private and public partnerships, and foundation fundings. We continue to explore a range of funding models to ensure that programs will be sustained until annual operating dollars are committed from government.
How can I help Stella's Place?
Stella’s Place welcomes community members to contribute in many ways. We are always in need of financial donations, fundraising advocates and third party fundraisers. Every gift counts. Every conversation about the need for responsive services for young adults is worth having. Taking the time to talk about the impact Stella’s Place is having matters!
Are you looking for volunteers?
Currently, Stella’s Place does not have a formal volunteer program. We do, however, accept volunteers with specialized skills to support our operations as needed. Keep an eye out on our Careers Page for future opportunities.
Do you offer internship/placement opportunities for students?
Here at Stella’s Place, we have existing relationships with a few universities and we are committed to taking students from these specific programs each year. Due to these commitments, we aren’t able to offer additional practicums at this time.