What's OnOUR PROGRAMS
Here’s a rundown of what’s going on at Stella’s! There are a few different way you can get connected to some support with us. We have many drop-in programs that you can use right away, without having to complete an intake. Some drop-in programs require registration. Please see more information about each drop-in program below. Check out the calendar below to find out what’s happening this month and come join us!
Some of our programs do require an intake appointment. In order to keep wait times for an intake as low as possible, we are now offering a drop-in group intake session at 3pm every Thursday! The group intake session has limited space and operates on a first-come, first served model. Make sure you come early to ensure you get a spot! Click here to check out this document for more info about our intake session. If you have any further questions, e-mail: [email protected] and we will be happy to help! Please note that our facilities are not currently wheelchair accessible.
Drop in Services
No registration or intake required
Our Cafe space is open for young adults to come and hang out, work on their own, have some coffee or tea, use the free wifi, play a board game, wait for their appointments, or make some art in a safe space.
Walk-in individual counselling is available on afirst-come, first-served basis.
All fitness levels are welcome. Activities include stretching, crossfit, and strength-building. All materials supplied, just bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes. RSVP is encouraged to: [email protected]
A drop-in group for LGBTQQ2SAI+ young adults. A chill, affirming and safer space for folks to gather socially and express creatively through activities, discussion and more. Offered in partnership with EGALE Youth Outreach (EYO). For more info, contact Franky [email protected]
Every other Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm,
A group for people who experience alternative realities, such as seeing, hearing, sensing, and thinking things that others don’t. These experiences are often called ‘psychosis.’ Explore spirituality and meaning making through discussion and art. For more information, and to register, contact Carol at [email protected]
Stella’s Studio is an arts-based community. It is a welcoming space where peers can create and share art, including drawing, writing, painting, improv and music; experiment with new ideas, and help lead activities and creative sharing. Come early to secure a seat! Contact Liz for more information – [email protected]
Yoga @ Lululemon
Classes include a 10 minute group check-in and check-out with a peer supporter and an hour of beginner yoga. Meet at 3:15pm in the Stella’s Place cafe, sign up at front desk. Availability is first-come, first-serve. Contact Jeanine for more information – [email protected]
Find My Path Gathering
Support in navigating your next steps around school or employment. Attend skill development workshops, hear from professional guest speakers, connect and share knowledge with other young adults, build confidence, and meet with our Navigator and Peer Supporter. RVSP is encouraged to Asante at [email protected]
Consult a Doctor
Talk with a doctor familiar with mental health. Ask about general health, mental health, medications, sexual health, chronic illnesses, or anything you’d see a doctor for! Please contact: [email protected]
BeanBag Chat App
Get the app free in the App Store or Google Play Store, or use it online at www.beanbagchat.ca.
Stella’s Place offers free individual short-term counselling for 8 sessions per participant. This short-term model helps us to keep waitlists as short as possible.
Get some support navigating the social service system. The navigator can help with finding employment, housing, applying for ODSP/OW, financial literacy, etc.
Spring/Summer 2018 Groups
Skills for Safer Living
The Skills for Safer Living group focuses on living life more safely. It offers skills to help participants learn to identify needs, regulate emotions, problem solve when distressed, and improve one’s effectiveness in relationships. This program invites the participant to consider engaging with life and consider thinking about the future differently.
Weathering the Storms: A DBT Skills Group for Queer and Trans Substance Users
In partnership with Pieces to Pathways, this group focuses on learning and applying DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. In a supportive, and harm reduction environment, participants will expand their coping strategies while exploring their relationship to substance use. Participants must identify as LGBTIQQ2SA+ to join this group.
DBT Skills (Evening)
WRAP is peer-facilitated wellness program for young adults to get well, stay well and live the life they want. We discuss key recovery concepts such as hope, personal responsibility, support, education and self-advocacy. Other topics include wellness toolbox, triggers, early warning signs, when things are breaking down, crisis plan and create a WRAP plan that will be helpful in your mental health journey.
Program ScheduleClick below to dowload a printable version of the program schedule.
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Charitable Number: 817186935RR0001
Charitable Number: 817186935RR0001