Family and Caregiver Support Services

Reconnect’s Family and Caregiver Support Services offer a range of supports to family members and caregivers who provide support to individuals experiencing a mental health concern. Services include drop-in support groups, one-on-one counselling and specialized programming for children and youth. Please click on a link below to learn more about an individual service or program:

Reconnect offers confidential one-on-one supportive counselling for individuals and families. Counselling includes education, self-care, solution-focused assistance and referrals to other community resources.

Telephone Support – One-on-one support can be provided by telephone or in the community. Some days it’s more difficult to cope and individuals need someone on the other end of the phone to provide support. Contact your local Family Support Worker for service.

Reconnect offers free monthly family support groups across the GTA and Peel Region. These groups are for family members and caregivers, people who support a loved one experiencing a mental health concern. Support groups are an excellent way for caregivers to practice self-care, learn from others with similar experiences and build a supportive community. Groups are facilitated in a drop-in format by Reconnect’s family support workers.

Please call the Family Support Worker for your area before attending your first group. To receive monthly reminders about support groups or other events, join our mailing list.

Toronto

Etobicoke Family Support Group
Second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
268 Royal York Road, Second Floor, M8V 2V9.
For more information, contact:
Mary Jursinic, Family Support Worker 416-207-5032 ext. 29 or mjursinic@reconnect.on.ca

Rexdale Family Support Group
Rexdale Community Health Centre
Last Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
8 Taber Road, Etobicoke, M9W 3A4.
For more information, contact:
Sarah Robertson, Family Support Worker 416-749-9996 or srobertson@reconnect.on.ca.

North York Family Support Group
Ancaster Community Centre
Fourth Monday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
41 Ancaster Road (north of Wilson, between Keele and Dufferin), M3K 1S7.
For more information, contact:
Mary Jursinic, Family Support Worker 416-207-5032 ext. 29 or mJursinic@reconnect.on.ca.

Scarborough Family Support Groups
The Scarborough Hospital Family Support Group
Last Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
3030 Birchmount Road (second block North of Finch), Lecture Theatre (lowest level of building), M1W 3W3.

The Dorset Park Community Hub
Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1911 Kennedy Road (north of Ellesmere), Unit 105, Program Room 1, M1P 2L9.
For more information, contact:
Irina Fershtater, Family Support Worker 416-913-2144 or ifershtater@reconnect.on.ca.

Downtown Toronto Family Support Group
Downtown Toronto Office
Last Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
543 Yonge Street (South of Wellesley St.), Fourth Floor, M4Y 1Y5.
For more information, contact:
Patricia Bailey-Brown, Family Support Worker 416-351-2751 or pbaileybrown@reconnect.on.ca.

 

Region of Peel

Brampton Family Support Groups
Brampton Community Door – Evening Group
Second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601, L6Y 4M3.

Brampton Community Door – Day Group
Third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601, L6Y 4M3.
For more information, contact:
Frank Logue, Family Support Worker 905-488-7716 or flogue@reconnect.on.ca.

The Honourable William G Davis Centre for Families – CMHA Peel Dufferin ACTT, 60 West Drive, Suite 103, L6T 3T6
Second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
For more information, contact:
Sharicka Reid-Scaletta, Family Support Worker 905-452-7770 or sreidscaletta@reconnect.on.ca.

Mississauga Family Support Groups
Mississauga Office
Third Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300, L5B 3C2.

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group
This support group is for the caregivers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Third Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300, L5B 3C2.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Kerr, Family Support Worker 905-276-8316 or skerr@reconnect.on.ca.

Orangeville Family Support Group
Fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Edelbrock Community Centre, 30 Centre Street, Edelbrock Room, L9W 2X1.

For more information, contact:
Sharicka Reid-Scaletta, Family Support Worker 905-452-7770 or sreidscaletta@reconnect.on.ca.

Reconnect FAMEkids™ allows children ages 7-12 and youth ages 13-18 who have a family member experiencing a mental health concern to access free supportive counselling services.

Through specialized programming, FAMEkids provides a therapeutic approach to introducing mental illness to children and youth, promoting resilience in a safe, age-appropriate environment.

The program educates and equips young individuals with understanding of mental illness through artwork, discussions and games. FAMEkids’ rationale is based on the belief that children and youth can be empowered with the knowledge that they did not cause the mental illness, and they are not alone in their experiences.

Services can include individual, group and telephone support to children, youth and their families. Supports are not limited to a particular service, and are based on individual need.

For more information about Reconnect FAMEkids, please see our website at www.famekids.ca.

Family Connections™ (FC) is an evidence-based 12-week group that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation or related problems. This is a community-based program that is run 3 times per year in partnership with the FAME Mississauga Office.

For more information, please visit http://sashbear.org/en/family-connections/family-connections-2

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Service Locations

Edelbrock Community Centre, 30 Centre St., Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

268 Royal York Rd., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M8V 2V9

Family Support Group

Rexdale Community Health Centre, 8 Taber Rd., Toronto, ON M9W 3A4

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

41 Ancaster Rd., Toronto, ON, M3K 1S7

Family Support Group

 

Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, 1645 Sheppard Ave. W., Toronto, ON M3M 2X4

Reconnect FAMEkids

The Scarborough Hospital, 3030 Birchmount Rd, Lecture Theatre, Toronto, ON  M1W 3W3

Family Support Group

 

The Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Rd, Unit 105, Program Room 1, Toronto, ON M1P 2L9

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

 

East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto, ON M1E 2R5

Reconnect FAMEkids

543 Yonge St., 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

The Honourable William G. Davis Centre for Families – CMHA Peel Dufferin ACTT, 60 West Dr., Suite 103, Brampton, ON L6T 3T6

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

 

Brampton Community Door, 7700 Hurontario St., Suite 601, Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3

Family Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Suite 300, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2

Family Support Group

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group

Reconnect FAMEkids

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