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Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust - Counselling Centre and Drop-in - Egale Youth OUTreach  
Phone Numbers: 416-964-7887 ext 9
Toll-Free: 1-844-443-4253 ; 1-844-44-EGALE
Fax: 1-888-990-0585
185 Carlton St
Toronto, ON
M5A 2K7
290 Shuter St, Level 1
Intersection: Parliament St and Shuter St
Hours: Drop-in centre, walk-in counselling and support -- Mon-Thu 2 pm-8 pm, Fri 2 pm-6 pm * counselling and support also by appointment Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm
Contacts: Lucy Gallo - Program Manager
Kurtiss Trowbridge - Program Manager
Service Description: Drop-in centre, counselling services and support for LGBTIQ2S youth * intake, assessment and individualized support plan * information and referral -- emergency shelter, housing options * assistance in applying for government health (OHIP) and social assistance programs (OW, ODSP) * assistance in obtaining identification and/or legal support in amending sex markers on official documentation * employment assistance including resume and job search coaching, and referrals * food, TTC tokens and other basic necessities

Counselling Centre -- immediate crisis response and counselling * suicide prevention, intervention and follow-up care * individual mental health counselling * group counselling * family counselling * addiction and mental health supports * medical, dental and legal aid referrals * exploration of education opportunities, including high school, postsecondary and trades programs * gender affirmation, community acceptance support and counselling, including transition planning and trans literacy seminars * group discussion, counselling and learning activities

Newcomer support groups: Perception -- support group for LGBTQI2S immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers * Tea & Talk -- support group for Arabic-speaking communities

Member agency of Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN)

Fees: None
Application: Call, email or drop in
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) youth 16-29 years who are homeless, unstably housed, or at risk of homelessness
Age: 16.00 - 29.00 years
Languages: English ; Arabic
Language Note: Tea & Talk support group
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Community Mental Health Programs

This information was last completely updated on March 23, 2017

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