Please see updated information regarding services during COVID-19 outbreak.
Walk in counselling is being offered via phone or zoom. To access a session call 416- 482-0081 x 5 during the following hours:
Monday: 9:30am to 1pm (walk in opened 10-2pm)
Tuesday: 1:30pm to 5pm (walk in opened 2-6pm)
Wednesday: 3:30 to 7pm (walk in opened 4-8pm)
Thursday: 1:30pm to 5pm (walk in opened 2-6pm)
Friday: 9:30am to 1pm (walk in opened 10-2pm)
If you are a Black youth looking to speak with a Black therapist please call on Tuesday or Wednesday to be connected.
Other health and wellness supports are being offered virtually such as primary care, peer support, care navigation, psychiatric support, drop in programming and more. For more information around accessing the right support for you please speak with our admin team or one of our therapists.
Our Studio programming is running virtually, follow us on Instagram @StudioAtLumenus for weekly programming updates. Examples of programming include food and basic need support, wellness check ins from staff, daily zoom programming and speciality programming, see example calendar below. Specifically, on Thursdays we have a group for Black youth and on Friday we have programming exclusively for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
The winter 12-week DBT groups are currently running on zoom with the waitlist open for winter groups. Groups are available for youth aged 14 to 17 on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 and for youth 18 to 25 years old on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm. For information about our spring DBT groups please contact YWHO@lumenus.ca
Here is a link to resources on our website. There are links to crisis services and other useful resources.
Winter Calendar of Virtual Services:
|YWHO walk in||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|Hours of Admin
|9:30 to 2:30pm||1:30 to 6:30pm||3:30 to 8:30pm||1:30 to 6:30pm||9:30 to 2:30pm|
|Hours of Service||10-2pm||2-6pm||4-8pm||2-6pm||10-2pm|
|12 Week DBT||14-17 years old; 4:30-6:30pm||18-25 years old; 5:30-7:30pm|
|LOFT Peer Support||Peer Support group Virtual 6-7pm|
|Sashbear||Family Connections Online 6-8pm|
|Studio||Food and Basic Needs Support – call ahead
Zoom Life with Monday Hunt – 5-7pm (online scavenger hunt)
|ToolKit Tuesdays with therapist Maki – 5-7pm
– Wellness programming
|Here be Dragons (D and D) 5-7pm and
Zoom Life 5-7pm
|Food and Basic Needs Support – call ahead
Zoom Life 5-7pm
BRAVE for Black Youth 5-7pm
LGBTQ+ BRAVE last Thursday of the Month
|2SLGBTQ+ Programming including Therapist Ahva
Mental health and substance use services integrated with a range of other youth services.
- Mental health counselling (walk in, brief, ongoing and 2SLGBTQ+ specific therapist)
- Primary care (Nurse Practitioner)
- Peer Support Group
- Care navigation
- DBT skills group
- Psychiatric consultation
- Youth drop-in, groups, and special events
- Employment and Housing support
- 2SLGBTQ+ programming
- Programming for Black Youth
News & Updates
Who’s Providing Service?
- Lumenus Community Services
- Vibrant Healthcare Alliance
- Loft Community Services
- City of Toronto- Toronto Youth Partnership and Employment
- Sick Kids Hospital
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre