Family Support Groups

FAME 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 FAME’s family support workers.

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Toronto 

 

Etobicoke Family Support Group

FAME Main Office
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

eMail Mary Jursinic

 

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.

eMail Sarah Robertson

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

eMail Mary Jursinic

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

eMail Irina Fershtater

Downtown Toronto Family Support Group

FAME 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.

Please Note: The day of the week for this support group has changed. This group will now be held on the last Monday of the month starting in March.

For more information, contact:

Patricia Bailey-Brown, Family Support Worker 416-351-2751

eMail Patricia Bailey-Brown

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.

Please Note: The Brampton Day group will be on summer hiatus for the months of July and August. The group will resume in September.

For more information, contact:

Frank Logue, Family Support Worker 905-488-7716

eMail Frank Logue

The Honourable William G. Davis Centre for Families (temporarily on hold)
Second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
60 West Drive, Boardroom in the northeast corner of the second floor, L6T 3T6. Follow the signs. Note that the front entrance door now remains unlocked until 8:00 p.m.

Please Note: The time of day has changed for this support group.

 

Mississauga Family Support Groups

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

Please Note: the March support group will be held one week earlier than usual, on Monday, March 12, 2018.

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

eMail Stephanie Kerr

Orangeville Family Support Group 

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.

Please Note: This support group is temporarily on hold. We are currently reviewing the possibility of reviving the group starting in August 2018. Click here to download our most recent Orangeville community flyer.

 

Young Carers Support Groups 

 

FAME welcomes young people 16-24 years of age who support a friend, partner or family member with a mental health concern. We welcome and encourage all young people to come learn and share in an empowering, peer-supportive environment. Explore the areas of advocacy, self-care and wellness in a safe and open environment.

Toronto Young Carers Group (In partnership with WoodGreen) 

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Dates: First Wednesday of the month, bi-monthly:
2018: April 4, June 6, August 1, October 3, December 5, 2019: February 6.
Location: WoodGreen Community Services, 815 Danforth Ave. Third Floor, Room 5, Toronto, ON M4J 1L2.
Contact: FAME Youth Support Worker, famekids@fameforfamilies.com, 416-207-5032 ext. 26.
Tokens available upon request. 

Click here to download the flyer for the Toronto Young Carers Support Group.

Mississauga Young Carers Support Group 

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Dates: First Wednesday of the month, bi-monthly:
2018: May 2, July 4, September 5, November 7, 2019: January 2, March 6.
Location: Community Door (Sussex Centre), Boardroom 3.
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, Suite 300, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
Contact: FAME Youth Support Worker, famekids@fameforfamilies.com, 289-232-1225.
Tokens available upon request.

Click here to download the flyer for the Mississauga Young Carers Support Group.

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