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The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. We recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.

Confidential.   Anonymous.   Available in 154 Languages.

GTA: 416.863.0511
Mobile: #SAFE (#7233)
Toll Free: 1.866.863.0511
Toll Free TTY: 1.866.863.7868


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Everyone is Welcome!

What We Offer

– Support and Advocacy
– Cultural Workshops & Activities
– Individual Services/Case Management
– Healing & Wellness Workshops
– Information & Resources
– Access to Traditional Healing
– Assistance with access to Community Services



Rose Colacci-Fines
Community Wellness Coordinator
Email: rosec@metisnation.org
Tel: 905-866-9814

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For information contact:  Tel & Fax 1.855.779.2347

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The Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) is an intensive group therapy program with accompanying individual therapy for women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect in childhood (0-18 years old). The program runs Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm. WRAP is part of the Trauma Therapy Program.

Referral Information
WRAP is available to women over the age of 18. We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from health-care professionals. Prior therapy related to trauma or abuse issues is recommended.

WRAP is covered by OHIP.


Women’s College Hospital (main building)
76 Grenville Street (view map)
9th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6400 ext. 4863
Fax: 416-323-7529

Email: wrap@wchospital.ca

Hours of Service
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program is wheelchair-accessible.

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Canadian Service Dog Foundation Inc. (CSDF) is a non-profit organization committed to assisting people who live with a serious disability through use of trained service dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support animals.

Canadian Service Dog Foundation’s primary initiative is to provide opportunities and resources to support past or presently serving Canadian Forces personnel or emergency services workers who are suffering from operational stress injuries through the provision of professionally trained service dogs, training courses, and certification.

In addition, Canadian Service Dog Foundation programs are intended to offer support to Canadians with specific psychiatric conditions in their effort to lead active and healthy lifestyles.  CSDF service dogs can provide an increased level of independence, confidence, mobility and emotional support for psychological conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

(CSDF) Location:  Gloucester, Ontario

For information call: (613) 914-2733

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Homewood Health Centre provides a spectrum of behavioural, addiction, and psychiatric services ranging from health promotion and prevention to relapse prevention.

Homewood Health Centre – a 312-bed privately owned, publicly funded health care facility in Guelph, Ontario, specializing in in-patient assessment and treatment for individuals with mental illness and/or addiction. Programs include: Eating Disorders, Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery, Integrated Mood and Anxiety Program (IMAP), Program for Older Adults, Addictions (chemical and behavioural), and Rehabilitation & Community Programs.

NOTE: Waiting list for OHIP Insurance is multiple years (approx. 3-7 years as of Oct. 2011) before admission.

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The Psychotherapy Group Process

In this psychotherapeutic group experience, Dr. Joan Barr leads participants through a personal journey of examining their life stories.  Group members write personal and autobiographical vignettes based on an actual event that has been experienced…an incident from one’s past or current life.  Stories are shared the following week within a safe group environment.  The exercise of attending to writing stories, and then sharing, helps to develop coherent ways of thinking and expression, as one’s life story is externalized and more observable.  Through this process we can develop new awareness of self, shift to more hopeful attitudinal stances in life, clarify our choices, and consider ways to practice meaningful lives.

Intake Appointment

An intake appointment is required for interested patients, to discuss details of the group process and suitability for the group.

For more information contact Dr. Joan Barr at 416-929-4587.

*Note: Psychotherapy Groups are covered by OHIP.

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