Mission, Vision & Values

Who Are We?

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 support, clinical services, employment support, wellness, art, and recovery programs. 

We work to help young adults learn skills, build community and be empowered to manage their own mental health.

At Stella’s Place, we provide much-needed support to more than 1,200 young adults and their families each year.

A Stella's Place peer supporter and clinician sitting down together, looking over course material. In front of them on the table are objects used in therapy, such as stress balls, a jar of glitter and rocks.

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 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

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. Currently we are forming an Anti-racism Task Force, undergoing an organizational review and engaging in restorative mediation.

Read Our Initiatives Link to page

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“I really don’t think there is anywhere else like this. I can only imagine how many other young people are stuck in the darkness, trying to find help. I don’t know what I would have done without Stella’s Place, without the DBT program here, it changed my life!”

-Stella’s Place Community Member

Get in Touch

Please contact us Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm by emailing [email protected] or phoning our main line at 416-461-2345.

If you need urgent assistance please call 911. If you are experiencing severe mental distress or are in crisis, and are in Toronto, call The Gerstein Centre at 416-929-5200.