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Afghan Women's Organization. Scarborough Program Site

Afghan Women's Organization. Scarborough Program Site
2555 Eglinton Ave East Suite 211, Toronto, ON M1K 5J1
Scarborough Central
Fahima Fatah, Manager Language Program (LINC)
Anisa Sharifi, Settlement Counsellor
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * some evening and weekend programs
Newcomers with a focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution
Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program -- needs assessment
* information and referral
* advocacy
* orientation
* sponsorship of refugees
* translation and interpretation
* escort
* assistance in finding housing
* health workshops
* heritage language classes
* skills upgrading
* seniors program for mutual support and education
* youth program offering services in settlement, counselling, skills development and social events
* Homework Club with individual assistance and group work
* citizenship test preparation classes

English as a Second Language / LINC -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry
* childminding available
* day or evening, full-time and part-time classes

Community Connections Mentorship Program -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks
* trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Financial Literacy Project -- one month certificate course
* individual counselling and orientation sessions

Family Support and mental health services -- parenting sessions
* mental health -- support groups, counselling, crisis intervention
* Women's Circle

Community development including Afghan Women's Catering Group
* Afghan Sewing Circle
* media and overseas projects
Call or visit website for information
English; Urdu; Dari; Pashto; Uzbek
- Wheelchair accessible -- call for details * parking lot at rear
Non Profit
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Afghan Women's Organization. Scarborough Program Site
Address: 2555 Eglinton Ave East Suite 211, Toronto, ON M1K 5J1;
Phone: 416-266-1777