Frequently Asked Questions

Program Related Questions

How is Stella’s Place different than other mental health services?

At Stella’s Place we integrate mental health peer support services with traditional clinical approaches. Peer support is an evidence based approach that is proven to transform mental health service experiences and improve health outcomes. Peer Supporters are folks who have lived experience within the mental health system and who have specialized training. Traditional clinical approaches include our therapy groups and individual counselling services. Some folks find it most helpful to work within one of these programs and others prefer a mix of both.
At Stella’s Place we work from a trauma informed and anti oppressive perspective. This means that we recognize the widespread impact of trauma and understand that individual recovery has many pathways.  

How much will services cost?

All services at Stella’s Place are offered free of charge.

Are you open during COVID-19?

We are now open at our new building at 54 Wolseley Street, and have resumed in-person services with safety precautions in place! Check out our programs page for more info on which programs are happening in-person and virtually.

How can I access services?

You can access our drop-in virtual services through same day registration. These programs are available weekly and do not require an intake. This section of our website provides an overview of all our programming including the pathways to service.
If you are interested in our registered programming you can submit a request for an intake. Please note there is a wait time for an intake appointment and to access the registered programs. 
If you have any questions or want to connect further please contact our Access Team:

Is Stella's Place right for me?

We support young adults living with mental and emotional health issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Coping with trauma

  • Relationship challenges

  • Boundary setting

  • Life transitions

  • 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:

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 with private support from individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as project-specific government grants.

Check out our list of supporters here.

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 there volunteer positions at Stella's Place?

We engage 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.