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Traumatic Loss Survivor Support Program

Site: Distress Centres

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-595-1716
TTY Phone 416-408-0007
Crisis Phone 416-408-4357
Fax 416-598-2316
Primary Contact Alex Shendelman, Programs Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Talia Heinz-Thurston, Director, Communications and Development; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Alison Caird, Executive Director; Phone: 416-598-0168; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Counselling and support provided by staff and trained volunteer grief facilitator teams * follow up group meetings * peer support * bridging telephone support * consultation and debriefing for professionals and community members affected by suicide or homicide
Hours Individual and group support sessions held during the day or evenings Mon-Fri
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Individuals or families who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide or homicide
Application Self referral
Languages English ; Staff and volunteer grief facilitators will work with interpreters provided by individual, group or organization
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
Toronto, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 243 
Stn Adelaide 
Toronto, ON M5C 2J4
Physical Access Support sessions held at variety of locations - call for details
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Palliative Care / Grief
HCSD Sub Heading Bereavement / Grief Support ; Victims of Crime Support Programs
Service Categories Bereavement Counselling ~ Families/Friends of Murder Victims ; Bereavement Counselling ~ Families/Friends of Suicides ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of Murder Victims ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of Suicides ; Peer Support Services ~ Death and Dying Issues

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