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Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
194 Jarvis St 2nd Fl, Toronto, ON M5B 2B7
Toronto Downtown Central
Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager,
Greater Toronto Area
Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm * after hours by appointment
Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families
COVID19 -- counselling by email, link to health information in multiple languages for COVID-19, no walk-in service

Medical, mental health and social care

Mental health program -- supportive counselling with referral to additional services as appropriate
* group programs and drop in
* mutual support groups for men, women, children and youth
* crisis intervention
* professional service coordination among physicians or mental health specialists, lawyers, social workers
* legal help

Settlement services -- needs assessment, information and referral, orientation, supportive counselling
* support with immigration documents, finding housing, accessing child care, community and social services
* community support through volunteer befriending, including interpretation and escort to appointments

Children's program -- specialized settlement services for children and their families to deal with trauma and restore family functioning
* homework club

Language and skills training -- English as a Second Language (ESL)
* participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry
* computer classes

Public education program -- community consultation and public information
* International projects

Satellite office at 20 Palace St, Toronto
Call for appointment
English; French; Greek; Italian; Spanish; Arabic; Somali; Farsi; Tamil; Albanian; Amharic; Dari; Lingala; Tigrinya - call to confirm availability
- Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms -- call for details
Non Profit
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Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Address: 194 Jarvis St 2nd Fl, Toronto, ON M5B 2B7;
Phone: 416-363-1066