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Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Gerrard Street Site

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Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Service is a 20-week day mental health and addictions treatment program based on a hybrid model of traditional and western healing approaches. The AMHA program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a client-centered, strengths-based approach to recovery. We assist individuals on their wellness journey by helping them construct their identity as an Aboriginal person and learn about their culture and traditions. Our individualized program allows clients to remain in program as long as clinically indicated, in some cases, up to two years. We utilize both individual counselling and group work to achieve client goals. Program Eligibility: 16+ years old; Experiencing addiction issues; Substance use has occurred in the last 6 months (exceptions to this can be made based on client need and program capacity); Client is able to commit to a minimum of two groups per week, in addition to their weekly or biweekly counselling session (frequency determined by client and their assigned Chayuuweytim); Client has some willingness to change; Client is indigenous or the significant other of someone who is indigenous (partner or parent for example); We welcome clients with addictions who also live with mental health issues, mental health diagnoses, or are on medications, provided they are sufficiently stable to engage in our counselling and group context.

Service Info

  • Type - Indigenous Services
  • Ages Serve - all
  • Gender Serve - ALL



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