Ontario

Pieces to Pathways

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Substance Abuse

Program Description

Pieces To Pathways is a peer-led substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth (age 16-29) in Toronto. We offer three drop-ins, case management, and group counseling. Our drop ins are an opportunity for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth to connect with others, access support, play games, attend workshops, watch movies, and go on group outings. We offer an abstinence drop in on Mondays, a drop in for racialized youth on Tuesdays, and a harm reduction drop in on Thursdays. Tokens and meals are provided, with meat, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Case management support includes identifying and pursuing a range of goals such as those around substance use, housing, employment, and mental health. We provide general counseling, one on one sessions in office or in the community, and phone and text message support. Our group counseling sessions utilize a motivational interviewing framework and teach DBT skills to help participants with emotional regulation and triggers. We additionally have a partnership with the Academic Family Health Team at Saint Michael's Hospital, allowing participants expedited access to LGBTTQQ2SIA-positive primary care services.

Program Restricted To

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Clients

Access Information

Clients can be referred through another community agency or by self-referral.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 647-209-2043

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 to 29 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed

Languages

English

Hours

Monday 1000-2000
Tuesday 1000-2000
Wednesday 1000-1700
Thursday 1000-2000
Friday 1000-1700