Halton Regional Municipality, ON
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Basic Needs resources are resources such as food, housing (including shelters), transportation and temporary financial assistance.

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1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

If you are a child or youth (up to age 21) in care or custody, and you don't think anyone is listening to you... If something doesn't feel fair or right... You ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
1-800-263-2841
Up to 21 years
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The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization that represents 53 children's aid societies in Ontario, and is ... more
75 Front Street East 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1V9 Map
416-987-7725
All ages
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Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. more
ON,CA
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
All ages
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The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and ... more
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1 Map
All ages
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The National Youth In Care Network is a national, charitable organization that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote ... more
207 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2 Map
613-230-8945 x18007907074
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

3060 Mainway Drive, Burlington, ON, L7M 1A3 Map
905-335-5300
All ages
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Changing Steps Counselling, Training and Consulting
71 Woodward Ave, Brampton, ON, L6V 1K5 Map
647-772-7837
All ages
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2. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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Operation Come Home is a national, charitable, non-profit organization helping street kids and runaways to return home, which has reunited thousands of ... more
179 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C5 Map
1-800-668-4663 x24
All ages
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3. Food and Nutrition

This section has programs that provide food or low cost food to those in need.

A welcoming community of families supporting each other through diverse programs and resources to build friendships, stengthen our children and create healthy neighbourhoods. more
2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 6M8 Map
905-257-6029
Up to 50 years
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Our goal is to provide assistance and support for children, youth, and their families. We have initiated programs that will not only assist with the basic ... more
226 Randall Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 1P7 Map
905-845-7233
All ages
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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4. Housing and Home Supports

Housing services help individuals find and keep places to stay. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

The Agency’s primary focus in all areas of endeavour is pro-active crime prevention, lower recidivism rates, and successful integration into the community as ... more
24 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON, L6V 1A3 Map
905-459-1315
12 years and up
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Summit Housing & Outreach Programs was created in 1981 in response to the desperate need for supportive affordable housing for people with diagnosed mental illnesses. more
760 Brant Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4B7 Map
905-333-4814
16 years and up
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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Since 1994, Retire-At-Home Ottawa has been providing Personal Home Care Services in Ottawa, ON to individuals who are dealing with health concerns that affect ... more
1704 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1C7 Map
613-798-5111
All ages
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A Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability. Founded in 1958 by ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
416-661-9611
All ages
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Dignified.ca is Canada's #1 Top Rated Bilingual Senior Care Directory. The most up-to-date and comprehensive Canada-Wide information on: Assisted Living, ... more
Physical address not provided
All ages
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Non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
All ages
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4.1 Long-Term Care Facilities for Seniors

Long-term care facilities and homes (aka. "nursing home") are for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. They provide a higher level of care and support than retirement homes or supportive housing. Long-term care homes are owned and operated by various organizations: 1) Nursing homes are usually operated by private corporations; 2) Municipal homes for the aged are owned by municipal councils. Many municipalities are required to build a home for the aged in their area, either on their own or in partnership with a neighbouring municipality; 3) Charitable homes are usually owned by non-profit corporations, such as faith, community, ethnic or cultural groups.

Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) help provide home care, which are services at home for those recovering from illness or injury, and for those with chronic ... more
4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
All ages
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Dignified.ca is Canada's #1 Top Rated Bilingual Senior Care Directory. The most up-to-date and comprehensive Canada-Wide information on: Assisted Living, ... more
Physical address not provided
All ages
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4.2 Group Homes, Residential Care and Supported Housing

A group home is usually a single-family dwelling for special populations that need a supervised living environment. Common examples include children and youth in care, individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, individuals recovering from substance abuse, teenaged mothers, or victims of domestic violence.

Variety of care and support to Deaf children and adults with a variety of needs including troubled youth, developmental disability, and Deaf plus individuals, ... more
Milton, ON, L9T 4Y9 Map
905-878-4932
All ages
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Community Youth Programs' core service provides a residential program for youth. Our clients are youth and their families. We assist them to resolve their ... more
443 Allan Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 3R1 Map
905-845-9718
15 - 18 years
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The Agency’s primary focus in all areas of endeavour is pro-active crime prevention, lower recidivism rates, and successful integration into the community as ... more
24 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON, L6V 1A3 Map
905-459-1315
12 years and up
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Provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other ... more
1155 Lola, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4C1 Map
613-741-5590
All ages
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Reach Out Centre for Kids is a child, youth, and family mental health centre. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of ... more
471 Pearl Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M4 Map
905-634-2347
Up to 18 years
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Summit Housing & Outreach Programs was created in 1981 in response to the desperate need for supportive affordable housing for people with diagnosed mental illnesses. more
760 Brant Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4B7 Map
905-333-4814
16 years and up
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A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
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Residential treatment services for children aged 8 years old and older. Services for youth with acting out behaviours, mental health / abuse issues, and ... more
34 Mayo Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2E 6X5 Map
613-371-3804
8 years and up
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Mackay Manor is a residential recovery home for men who have alcohol and drug related problems. This facility has 12-Level 1 and 4-Level 2 beds and is located ... more
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613-432-4946
All ages
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The Pine River Institute is a residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for 13 to 19 year olds in crisis. Students have a history of ... more
Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S0 Map
519-925-9225
13 - 19 years
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Ridgeview Children's Home Inc. is a staff model, co-ed treatment facility, capable of serving eight residents with a variety of special needs. The admission ... more
887 Longworth Rd, London, ON, N6K 0B8 Map
519-317-4190
3 - 18 years
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Government funded youth addictions program in Thunder Bay. Services include: * Five-week residential program with 10 beds, serving youth 13-18 years old, with an average waitlist of 2-3 months. more
301 Lillie Street North, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 0A6 Map
807-684-5100
13 - 18 years
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We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, ... more
39 Pleasant Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M4T 1K2 Map
1-647-748-5501
18 years and up
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In L'Arche, people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are ... more
1833 rue Sherbrooke Est Bureau 101, Montreal, QC, H2K 1B4 Map
514-844-1661
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1320 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 7W5 Map
905-849-4545
All ages
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Physical address not provided
1-877-353-2777 (Toll Free)
18 years and up
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4.3 Home Supports

Refers to supports and services provided in the person's home.

Reach Out Centre for Kids is a child, youth, and family mental health centre. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of ... more
471 Pearl Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M4 Map
905-634-2347
Up to 18 years
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Our goal is to provide assistance and support for children, youth, and their families. We have initiated programs that will not only assist with the basic ... more
226 Randall Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 1P7 Map
905-845-7233
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Summit Housing & Outreach Programs was created in 1981 in response to the desperate need for supportive affordable housing for people with diagnosed mental illnesses. more
760 Brant Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4B7 Map
905-333-4814
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
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Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) help provide home care, which are services at home for those recovering from illness or injury, and for those with chronic ... more
4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
All ages
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
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Coordinates network of agencies interested in building a more comprehensive, accessible system of respite care for persons with developmental ... more
112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
All ages
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Services for seniors with relocation and home care transition services as moving from independent living to assisted or retirement living is rarely easy. We ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place Suite, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
All ages
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4.4 Respite Care and Child Care

Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to parents (or caregivers) so that they (and their families) can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving, and can range from a few hours to enough time for a vacation. Despite the guilt that parents or caregivers may feel, respite care can be very helpful in relieving stress from caregivers and give them time to recharge. Respite care may include services to take care of children, or older adults, or even parents.

A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
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Coordinates network of agencies interested in building a more comprehensive, accessible system of respite care for persons with developmental ... more
112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
All ages
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Offers various programs such as * Yoga Camp for Teen Girls * Respite vacation for families touched by autism * Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp Programs ... more
5720 Forgets Rd, Wyebridge, ON, L0K 2E0 Map
705-528-1793
8 years and up
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Dignified.ca is Canada's #1 Top Rated Bilingual Senior Care Directory. The most up-to-date and comprehensive Canada-Wide information on: Assisted Living, ... more
Physical address not provided
All ages
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5. Transportation

Having easy access to transportation is essential, whether its going to a doctor's appointment, getting to a job, or keeping up with your relationships. This section has transportation resources that may be specifically of interest to those with mental health needs.
 

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5.1 Driving Assessments

Sometimes one is required to provide a medical certificate in order to drive.

 

Occupational therapists can provide detailed assessments of driving ability at one of the following agencies listed below.

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6. Finances and Money

This section has resources about finances, money, grants, subsidies and other related information. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

A welcoming community of families supporting each other through diverse programs and resources to build friendships, stengthen our children and create healthy neighbourhoods. more
2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 6M8 Map
905-257-6029
Up to 50 years
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Helps families in Ontario receive the financial support they are entitled to by enforcing court ordered support responsibilities. more
Toronto, ON, M3M 3A3 Map
416-326-1817 x18002677263
All ages
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Kidsport is a grant to help financially disadvantaged children/youth participate in organized sport (affiliated with a member sports organization of the Sport ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.The program ... more
ON,CA
All ages
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The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit (of up to $2,300/year in 2005) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
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Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
Physical address not provided
1-866-741-0127
All ages
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A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person ... more
ON,CA
All ages
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