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Organization: Jewish Family & Child - Lipa Green Centre  
Phone Numbers: 416-638-7800
After Hours: 416-638-7800
Fax: 416-638-7943
4600 Bathurst St, 1st Fl
Toronto, ON
M2R 3V3
Intersection: Bathurst St and Sheppard Ave W
Hours: Office -- Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm * after hours -- answering service, calls returned within 1 hour
Executives: Richard Cummings - Executive Director
Service Description: Range of services for persons with social and emotional problems * all services confidential

Children -- operates as a Children's Aid Society for the Jewish community * investigates allegations of child neglect and abuse * child protection services * adoption and foster home services and recruitment * adoption disclosure * counselling * big brothers and big sisters program * homework club

Families -- individual, couple, family and group counselling * family life education and life skills programs * financial assistance combined with rehabilitation for persons on social assistance * assistance in finding employment and accommodation * support for families with special needs children

Woman abuse -- counselling, emergency financial assistance, court accompaniment * groups for assaulted women, abusive men * Here to Help -- group program for children (and their mothers) exposed to woman abuse * community outreach

Other services -- friendly visiting * support for single parents, bereaved parents, widows and widowers, immigrants * support groups, including groups for women who have been or are in hurtful relationships * chaplaincy services for those in hospitals, long term care facilities, correctional institutions, psychiatric hospitals, centres for persons with developmental disabilities * co-op apartment for 4 males with mental health challenges -- subsidies available * Multilingual Access Program -- escort for persons who are already clients * Settlement and Education Partnership in Toronto (SEPT) -- outreach program based in elementary and secondary schools from mid-August to end of June, and in libraries and social service agencies from July to mid-August * Jewish Hospice Program -- in-home palliative care program * social work services in schools * Restitution Services for Holocaust Survivors * Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding * Café Europa -- monthly group for Holocaust survivors in partnership with Bernard Betel (see separate entry) * speakers

Services and Programs:

Fees: Sliding scale * some free services
Application: For information on providing foster care, call above number or Homes for Kids at 1-877-587-5437 (1-877-587-KIDS)
Languages: English * Hebrew * Russian * Yiddish
Area Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Accessing Services in Other Languages
Child Abuse and Welfare
Children and Youth with Disabilities
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Employment Assistance
Financial Assistance
Friendly Visiting
Housing and Residential Care for People with Mental Illness
Housing Referral and Rights
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Intimate Partner Violence Counselling
Shelters, Transitional Housing and Drop-in Centres for Women
Widows and Widowers

This information was last completely updated on April 9, 2018

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