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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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If you are a child or youth with a concern about your experiences with a service provider or feel that your rights may have been violated, or you need ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
416-325-5669
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 21 years
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Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. more
ON, Canada
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) provides access to up-to-date research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies. The Portal is a ... more
3506 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Youth in Care Canada is a national, charitable organization driven by youth and alumni from child welfare authorities across Canada. YICC exists to voice the ... more
223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4 Map
613-327-4317
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

3060 Mainway Drive, Burlington, ON, L7M 1A3 Map
905-335-5300
Areas Served: Halton Regional Municipality, Peel Regional Municipality, Hamilton, Grey County, Bruce County
All ages
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Child and Family Pathways
2530 Northhampton Blvd, Burlington, ON, L7M 4B4 Map
905-741-3386
Areas Served: Halton Regional Municipality, Hamilton
3 - 21 years
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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3. Food and Nutrition

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
All ages
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EatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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
Areas Served: Ontario, Ottawa-Carleton
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
Area Served: Canada
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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth age 16 and up. Our programs focus on what works and what ... more
150 Gloucester St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0A6 Map
613-230-4663
Area Served: Canada
16 - 29 years
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Ontario
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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
15 - 18 years
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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
Areas Served: Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario
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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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LA MAISON ARC-EN-CIEL is a French residential rehabilitation centre, which is authorized and financed by the North East Local Health Integration Network ... more
260 Chemin du Gouvernement, Opasatika, ON, P0L 1Z0 Map
705-369-4582
Area Served: Ontario
12 - 24 years
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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
AB, Canada
613-432-4946
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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We also focus on the physical well-being of our clients; while at Newgate 180 you will eat delicious, healthy food prepared specifically for you by our ... more
435 Main St E, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 Map
613-269-2672
Area Served: Ontario
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Ontario
13 - 18 years
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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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2387 Industrial St,, Burlington, ON, L7P 3A1 Map
905-335-3463
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
18 years and up
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13604 6th Line, Limehouse, ON, L0P 1H0 Map
1-844-639-3389 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
All ages
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1320 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 7W5 Map
905-849-4545
All ages
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22 Wilson, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3C5 Map
1-289-208-2039
Areas Served: Niagara Regional Municipality, Halton Regional Municipality, Peel Regional Municipality, Central West
All ages
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4.3 Home Supports

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Child and Family Pathways
2530 Northhampton Blvd, Burlington, ON, L7M 4B4 Map
905-741-3386
Areas Served: Halton Regional Municipality, Hamilton
3 - 21 years
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

A fully accessible Therapeutic Care Farm providing a full range of innovative, animal-assisted therapy and nature-based education, rehabilitation and recreation. more
426059 25 Sideroad, Mono, ON, L9V 1E2 Map
647-624-8421
Areas Served: Dufferin County, Wellington County, Peel Regional Municipality, Halton Regional Municipality, Simcoe County
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ontario
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
Area Served: Ontario
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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
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, Canada
Area Served: Canada
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
ON, Canada
1-866-741-0127
Area Served: Canada
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, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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