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Organization: Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture  
Phone Numbers: 416-363-1066
Toll-Free: 1-877-292-2288
Fax: 416-363-2122
Email: mabai@ccvt.org
Website: www.ccvt.org
Address:
194 Jarvis St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON
M5B 2B7
Intersection: Jarvis St and Dundas St E
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * after hours by appointment
Executives: Mulugeta Abai - Executive Director
Contacts: Teresa Dremetsikas - Program Manager
tdremets@ccvt.org
Service Description: 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, (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) * 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

Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families
Languages: English ; French ; Greek ; Italian ; Spanish ; Arabic ; Somali ; Farsi ; Tamil ; Albanian ; Amharic ; Dari ; Lingala ; Tigrinya
Area(s) Served:
Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, Halton, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, Wellington, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Accessing Services in Other Languages
Community Mental Health Programs
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services
Victim Services

This information was last completely updated on January 10, 2017

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