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COVID-19: Support Resources

Published March 31, 2020 10:00

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March 31, 2020 - It's OK to not feel OK. Most people are experiencing feelings of unsureness, anxiety, and sadness with the situation at hand. These are completely normal reactions to what we are facing. And you do not have to face this by yourself. 

The TKBGC team has put together a list of support resources that are here to help during this difficult situation. We will continue to update this webpage and ensure we are providing our families with an extensive list of resources. 

If you or anyone you know are experiencing stress or crisis during this time, please reach out to these community support resources. You are not alone. 

Mental Health Resources

Crisis Services Canada -available 24/7
Call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645. Click here for more info.

Distress Centre of Greater Toronto - hotline available 24/7
Call 416-408-4357, 24/7
Text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight
Translation is available in many languages for crisis calls only. Click here for more info. 

Kids Help Phone - available 24/7
Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Service is available in English and French. Click here for more info.

Gerstein Crisis Centre - available 24/7
Call 416-929-5200
Translation is available in many languages. Click here for more info.

St.Stephen's Community House - Non-Crisis Support Line
Call 647.875.8967 from 12 - 8PM
Click here for more info. 

LGBT Youth Line - Sunday-Friday from 4:00 - 9:30PM
Call 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275.
Click here for more info.

Progress Place Warm Line - Monday - Friday from 12PM - 12AM
From 12-8PM call 416-323-372.
From 8PM-12AM call 416-960-9276.
Text 647-557-5882.
Click here for more info.

CAMH - Online Addiction and Mental Health Resources
Click here to view their list of resources. 

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - ResourcesClick here to view their list of resources and tips for budgeting, at home learning, sample activities, mental health support and so much more!

Community Support Resources

211
Residents who need to access, or are seeking information on, social and community supports and services, should call 211 for non-emergency requests and information. 211 is a 24/7 web and help line. Click here to visit their website.

City of Toronto - Economic Support & Recovery
The City of Toronto has put together a list of resources which can be used to help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help get Toronto residents back on their feet. Click here to learn more. 

City of Toronto - Affected City Services & Facilities
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto has cancelled most City-operated programs and closed a number of City facilities. Click here to determine what city services have been affected, and what remains open. 

Food Bank Resources

Daily Bread Food Bank - Allan Gardens
Open Thursdays & Fridays from 1-3:30PM
Call 416-924-9619, email allangardens@dailybread.ca for additional information.

The Salvation Army - 77 River Street
Food Bank open Monday & Wednesday Mornings (Appointment Only). 
Call 416-304-1982 for more info.

Yonge Street Mission - Davis Centre
Emergency Food Packages for Community Members - Tuesday-Friday from 10AM-12PM, 1-3PM
Food Bank (Bagged Groceries) for Registered Clients (Appointment Only). 
Call 416-929-9614 ext 3200, email info@ysm.ca, or visit www.ysm.ca

St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Regent Park Community Services - 509 Dundas Street East
Food Bank - Monday & Thursday from 10-11:30AM
Call 416-368-9180, email stbartsanglican@gmail.com, or visit www.stbartstoronto.ca

WoodGreen Community Services - 650 Queen Street East Site
Food Bank - Takeaway meals available Tuesdays from 11AM-1PM.
Call 416-645-6000 ext 2500, email housinghelp@woodgreen.org, or visit www.woodgreen.org/services/programs/housing-help-centre/

Covenant House Toronto - 20 Gerrard Street East
Takeaway meals available Monday-Sunday from 12:30-3:30PM
Call 416-598-4898, email general@covenanthouse.ca, or visit www.covenanthousetoronto.ca

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