Support & Housing - Halton

Site: Milton - Bronte St S

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
E-Mail teach_halton@shhalton.org
Website www.t-e-a-c-h.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/TEACH-Teach-Empower-Advocate-for-Community-Health/294640730597523?ref=br_rs
Primary Contact Debbie Jones, Director of TEACH; Email: djones@shhalton.org
Volunteer Coordinator MaryAnne Lepinskie, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 905-693-8771 ext 342; Email: mlepinskie@shhalton.org
Site Information
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
348 Bronte St S, Unit 18
Milton, ON L9T 5B6
 
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Intersection Bronte St S and Derry Rd W
Mailing Address c/o TEACH, Support and Housing Halton
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
Funding Provincial ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A self-help organization for consumers/survivors of the mental health system. They promote 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 
 
SeniorTALK 
* a peer led mental wellness group for older adults exploring the challenges and rewards of aging 
 
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 
 
CheckPoint 
* check-in meetings for both volunteer and paid peer supporters throughout Mississauga and Halton  
* issues including self-care, legitimizing one's role and mutual support are addressed
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
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Individuals 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 None ; except the purchase of education texts at a subsidized rate
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Mental Health Related Support Groups

Agency Overview


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