Family Service Toronto (FST @FamilyServiceTO) moves to West End

Family Service TorontoFST has moved their offices to the west end of Toronto. For those who are mobile, you can walk there from Lansdowne or Dundas W. Subway station. They offer a variety of services for all ages assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.

Seniors and Caregivers

Aging can bring many changes in the lives of older adults: loss of independence, mobility and privacy; isolation; financial difficulties and the death of partners or friends are only a few of the challenges growing older presents. The stresses of caring for an older loved one can be equally overwhelming.

FST helps with the challenges of growing older or caring for an aging loved one. They will help you find the information and support you need to deal with issues such as:

  • Overcoming isolation
  • Caring for an aging parent / Caregiver Stress
  • Building closer ties with your community
  • Dealing with chronic or degenerative illness
  • Elder abuse
  • Bereavement

You can go to their office for counselling, attend support groups or educational seminars, talk to a trained counsellor by telephone or, in exceptional circumstances, arrange for a home/community visit.  Counselling is provided in English and Spanish.

Open Door Counselling

They also offer walk-in counselling for a FREE single session counselling session with a trained Counsellor or Psychotherapist. The counselling session is usually about 50 minutes and is open to all persons 18 years of age and older.

Family Service Toronto sources of revenue are diverse ranging from grants from United Way and Government funding to donations from individuals and earned income.

Contact them at Tel: (416) 595-9230

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