We extend our deepest gratitude for your support of our “After Hours Mental Health and Crisis Support Telephone Service” at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Your funding has played a pivotal role in developing a vital service, allowing us to respond promptly to urgent community needs, especially during the challenging times of the pandemic.
Operating on weekdays from 5 pm to 12 am and on weekends/holidays from 9 am to 12 am, this telephone service provides immediate access to culture-based, trauma-informed mental health and crisis supports. Using the Medicine Wheel Model of service delivery, we address the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental aspects of individuals in relation to self, family, and community.
Our dedicated staff, work diligently to de-escalate crisis situations and offer brief mental health services. Beyond crisis intervention, the service provides immediate referrals to our extensive range of in-house social services. These services encompass traditional Indigenous healing, housing support, diverse mental health and addictions services, family/domestic/intimate partner violence support programs, and anti-human trafficking programs.
We want to acknowledge and appreciate the transformative impact your support has had on the well-being of our community, allowing us to continue to provide Child Centered, Family Focused, and Community Driven services.
Miigwech | Kinanâskomitin | Thank You,
Freida Gladue (she/her)
Manager of Communications