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How to Get Connected to Our Programs
There are a few different ways you can get connected to some support with us. Some of our programs do require an intake appointment. (For more information about how to complete an intake, check out “Intake Information” below.) 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!
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, check out the FAQ at the end of this page, or e-mail: [email protected] and we will be happy to help!
Please note that our facilities are not currently wheelchair accessible.
Drop in Services
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.
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]
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]
Yoga @ Lululemon
Finding My Path
Finding My Path aims to support young adults interested in developing skills toward obtaining meaningful employment or education through community and peer support. Contact Venessa at [email protected] for more information.
Consult a Doctor
Talk with a doctor familiar with mental health. Ask about general health, mental health, sexual health, chronic illnesses, or anything you’d see a doctor for! To book an appointment please contact: [email protected]
BeanBag Chat App
Get some individual support from one of our peer support staff online. Download the free app in the app store.
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, applying for ODSP/OW, financial literacy, etc
Learn to apply Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situation, and how to build communication skills with family and friends.
DBT Skills (Evening)
Our DBT Skills group will be offered in the evening in the spring.
Weathering the Storms: A DBT Skills Group for Queer and Trans Substance Users
In partnership with Pieces to Pathways, we will focus on learning DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. In a supportive, 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.
WRAP is a peer-facilitated wellness program that helps you be in charge of your mental health recovery. WRAP discusses concepts like hope, education, peer support, self-determination and self advocacy. Along with a variety of activities and group discussions, participants will develop a wellness toolbox and action plans around triggers, identify signs of crisis and develop a crisis plan.
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.
People are Scary: Therapeutic Supports and Skills for Folks Living With Social Anxiety
For young adults who self-identify as living with social anxiety. The group is informed by acceptance and commitment therapy, experiential learning and mindfulness approaches. Participants will get in touch with their values and learn to set value driven goals. They will also build skills to stay attuned to moment to moment experiences, bring acceptance and compassion too difficult feelings, and gain distance from their worries and fears.
Program ScheduleClick below to dowload a printable version of the program schedule.
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Charitable Number: 817186935RR0001