The goal of the Krasman Centre is to serve as a physical hub and resource for the community of Psychiatric Survivors and their Families and Friends serving York Region (Richmond Hill main location) and South Simcoe (Alliston satellite location) of the Central Local Health Integration Network. We offer and operate all of our programs through two drop-in centres, with a variety of peer support, mental health recovery* and social services programs serving people who experience mental health extremes or labels as well as people who experience homelessness.
Jewish Family & Child supports the healthy development of individuals, children, families and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values.
We are a small, grassroots, non-profit organization committed to providing affordable transportation. Our screened, reliable, volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to connect members of our community with the services and supports they require.
We provide transportation to those who are unable to access the supports or services they need. These clients are often restricted due to their financial situation or other life circumstances. We require a minimum of 24 hours notice. We cannot provide emergency service. Annually, we provide over 12,000 rides.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region Branch was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illnesses. We help people learn how to maintain their mental health, look for and identify the signs of mental illness, and get help and support when they need it. Through several locations across York Region and South Simcoe, we provide a wide range of services to assist individuals with their recovery. Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals are dedicated to assisting people achieve their optimum level of mental health.
Maintains a housing registry to assist individuals in securing affordable accommodation that exists in the private rental market. The centre is operated by the Affordable Housing Committee of York.
The Centre does not act as an agent for either party, does not screen tenants and does not inspect accommodations being offered.
- For persons seeking all types of permanent rental accommodation including rooms, bachelor apartments, one, two and three bedroom apartments, townhouses and detached homes.
- A free service for landlords and tenants.
Client centred services focus on social, emotional and behavioural well-being primarily for children, youth and their families and includes residential programs, nonresidential programs and programs geared to the support and education of staff of other child serving systems. Specific services include: Individual, Family, Marital, Group, Play Therapy, Intensive Services, specialized birth to 6 Services, Triple P, Treatment Foster Care and Children's Therapeutic Residential Services.
Many men, women, youth and children in our communities find themselves homeless and in need of short-term, emergency shelter. Fortunately we have programs and services that can help. Since 1982, Blue Door Shelters, a not-for-profit registered charitable agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, has been an integral part of our community providing essential emergency shelter service. We serve all of York Region and each of our emergency shelters provides residents with:
The AIDS Committee of York Region is a community-based, non-profit organization, which embraces the GIPA* principles, provides support, and offers education which promotes the development of a caring and compassionate society, as well as access to dignified care for people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
*GIPA=Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
No Membership Fee
People with lived experience of homelessness are encouraged to sign up as members.
Membership Fee: $250/year
Organizations/groups who understand and are committed to supporting the YRAEH in its work, but are not actively engaged on a day to day basis in front line work with homeless/at risk individuals.