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Jewish Family & Child. Gordon S Wolfe Downtown Branch

Jewish Family & Child. Gordon S Wolfe Downtown Branch
35 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S2
Toronto Downtown Central
Janice Kaiman, Manager, ph:416-961-9344 ext 806
City of Toronto
Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Range of services for persons with social and emotional problems
* all services confidential

Children -- operates as a Children's Aid Society for the Jewish community
* investigates allegations of child neglect and abuse
* child protection services
* adoption and foster home services and recruitment
* adoption disclosure
* counselling
* big brothers and big sisters program
* homework club

Families -- individual, couple, family and group counselling
* family life education and life skills programs
* financial assistance combined with rehabilitation for persons on social assistance
* assistance in finding employment and accommodation
* support for families with special needs children

Woman abuse -- counselling, emergency financial assistance, court accompaniment
* groups for assaulted women, abusive men
* Here to Help -- group program for children (and their mothers) exposed to woman abuse
* community outreach

Other services -- friendly visiting
* support for single parents, bereaved parents, widows and widowers, immigrants
* support groups, including groups for women who have been or are in hurtful relationships
* chaplaincy services for those in hospitals, long term care facilities, correctional institutions, psychiatric hospitals, centres for persons with developmental disabilities
* co-op apartment for 4 males with mental health challenges -- subsidies available
* Multilingual Access Program -- escort for persons who are already clients
* Settlement and Education Partnership in Toronto (SEPT) -- outreach program based in elementary and secondary schools from mid-August to end of June, and in libraries and social service agencies from July to mid-August
* Jewish Hospice Program -- in-home palliative care program
* social work services in schools
* Restitution Services for Holocaust Survivors
* Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding
* Café Europa -- monthly group for Holocaust survivors in partnership with Bernard Betel (see separate entry)
* speakers
For information on providing foster care, call above number or Homes for Kids at 1-877-587-5437 (1-877-587-KIDS)
English; Russian; Hebrew; Yiddish
Sliding scale * some free services
- Wheelchair accessible - call for details
Non Profit; Registered Charity
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Jewish Family & Child. Gordon S Wolfe Downtown Branch
Address: 35 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S2;
Phone: 416-961-9344