Support & Housing - Halton

Site: Milton - 348 Bronte St, Unit 18

Service: TEACH

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-693-8771 ext 390
Head Office: 905-845-9212
Crisis Phone 1-866-425-8660 (through SHH)
Fax 905-693-9278
Primary Contact Jenny Terwood, Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-693-8771 ext 344; Email:
Site Information
Site Location North of Derry Rd
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
348 Bronte St S, Unit 18
Milton, ON L9T 5B6
Intersection Bronte St S and Laurier Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name SHH ; Support and Housing Halton ; Teach, Empower, Advocate for Community Health
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Primary Executive John Smith, Executive Director, Support and Housing-Halton
Alternate Executive Debbie Jones, Director of TEACH; Email:
Funding MH LHIN * Ontario Trillium Foundation * Halton Region * United Way of Halton and Hamilton * Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Peer initiative of Support & Housing - Halton * TEACH offers peer run education and support programs throughout Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MHLHIN) * promotes self-empowerment and peer support and assist individuals in Halton in their mental health and/or concurrent disorders recovery

Services include:

Volunteer Program - many volunteer roles for mental health system consumers
  • peer mentor program
  • group facilitation
  • community outreach
  • TEACH program and service promotion
  • program development and evaluation

Peer Mentor and Core Skills Training Program
  • 10 weeks of intensive training of consumer volunteers to be peer mentors
  • peer mentors are matched up with mental health consumers in their communities to offer emotional and practical support
  • trained peers also facilitate groups and workshops

Managing Anxiety and Panic Workshops
  • 10-12 week workshop
  • offered in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Acton and Georgetown
  • offer support groups following the workshop

Self-Esteem - Education and Support Group
  • helps participants identify and understand issues of low self-esteem and develop strategies to raise self-esteem
  • members contribute to the content (choose topics) and co-facilitate the group

Evolution - Concurrent Disorders Peer-Led Support Group
  • a group for support and education of individuals with a concurrent disorder (mental illness and addiction)
  • abstinence is not a requirement to participate

  • weekly drop-in group open to anyone who feels they could benefit from peer support in a group setting
  • an opportunity for individuals to share how their lives are going and gain some insight into their overall wellness
  • issues including self-care, legitimizing one's role and mutual support are addressed

  • weekly peer led mental wellness group for seniors
  • groups for older adults who want to connect with their peers in weekly discussions about the challenges and rewards of growing older

Youth Programs
  • peer based drop-in groups for individuals aged 15-24
  • for more information, contact Alyssa Gremmen at 905-875-6126 or by email at
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * some groups/workshops are also held in the evenings subject to needs
Areas Served Halton Region ; Mississauga (City of)
Boundaries Mississauga Halton LHIN
Eligibility Individuals age 16 and older who presently live with, or have lived with a personal mental health challenge and/or concurrent disorder, and have interacted with the mental health system.
Application Any referral including self-referral
Languages English
Fees except the purchase of education texts at a subsidized rate
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Aging/Older Adult Support Groups ; Mental Health Drop In Centres ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Adolescents ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Anxiety Disorders ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Concurrent Disorder ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Young Adults ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Mental Health Issues

Agency Overview

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