Crisis Intervention Assistance

Programme Eligibility: Adults 55+, 18+ with developmental/physical disabilities.


Crisis Intervention Assistance

This programme assists clients living on low incomes, many of whom are frail, suffering from chronic health conditions, facing mental health issues, isolation and/or language barriers.  The coordinator visits clients in their homes who are facing a crisis situation and assists them through:


• Development of individualized care plans addressing health, housing, safety needs and referrals to

  appropriate service providers

• Assistance completing applications for Canada Pension Plan, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario


  passports, other identification

• Supportive counseling

• Advocating with case workers, housing and government agencies for effective solutions


Contact Colleen, Crisis Intervention Assistance  Coordinator at 416-694-1138 ext 136 or


HIV/AIDS Prevention & IDU Harm Reduction Programme

This Scarborough-wide harm reduction program is designed to decrease the spread of HIV with a particular focus on the intravenous drug using community.  In partnership with The Works, Toronto Public Health, staff and peer consultants reach more than 3000 clients annually through the provision of harm reduction supplies, referrals, education and non-judgmental support.


Contact Solomon, IDU Outreach Worker at


Homelessness Prevention for Seniors

This programme is geared to seniors 55+ living on limited incomes and facing housing issues including the threat of eviction.

By providing proactive support, food and education, we reduce isolation and improve quality of living. We:


• conduct a complete assessment in the senior’s home

• advocate on the senior’s behalf, work with the landlord/Landlord Tenant Board to develop a repayment plan

• help with budgeting and finances, arrange for cleaning of unit if required

• provide supportive counseling and referrals


Contact Anselm, Homelessness Prevention Coordinator at 416-694-1138 ext 131 or


Caregiver Support

We provide information to family caregivers about available public and private long-term care support. We assist those seeking to gain access to an array of appropriate long-term care family caregiver services and provide aid to the caregivers in making decisions and solving challenges relating to their care giving role. Includes self-care training in one on one or group setting.

Respite Care: Enables caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their care giving role by offering a short term stay at Cedarbrook Lodge,

Supplemental Services: For a minimal fee, coordination of health care services, transportation, shopping, errands, light house keeping, companionship, short respite care and yard work are provided to supplement the unpaid care giving activities.

Support Group: Provides caregivers and participants the opportunity to ask questions, learn from other’s experiences, share successes, and seek guidance and advice in a safe supportive environment.


Contact Melese, Caregiver Support Coordinator at 416-694-1138 ext. 156 or

Warden Woods Community Centre Main Office - 74 Firvalley Court, Scarborough, ON M1L 1N9

Tel. 416-694-1138  Fax.  416-694-1161 Email.

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