Krasman Centre
Name of Organization
Type of Organization
Delivery Method
Online, In person, Both
Contact Information
Organization phone number
Contact Name
Allison Ball
Contact phone number
Organization website URL
Contact email address
Geographic zones of services
Choose location
Canada, Ontario (ON)
Choose province in which you serve cities
Ontario (ON)
Choose Ontario regions
Toronto Region
Toronto Region cities
Are you offering specific services to these groups? (You can choose multiple)
Basic Needs, Health, Income Support and Employment, Organizational/Community/International Services
Basic Needs Categories
Food, Material Goods
Income Support and Employment Categories
Organizational/Community/International Services Categories
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture Sub-categorie Services
Humanities Activities/Events
Health Categories
Mental Health Assessment and Treatment, Mental Health Support Services
Employment Sub-categories Services
Volunteer Recruitment/Placement, Volunteer Training
Food Sub-categories Services
Emergency Food
Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Sub-categories Services
Crisis intervention, After Hours Crisis Drop In Programs, Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines
Material Goods Sub-categories Services
Personal Goods/Services
Mental Health Support Services Sub-categories Services
Mental Health Information/Education, Talklines/Warmlines, Peer Support Services
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>The Krasman Centre is a Consumer/Survivor Initiative that offers peer support-based programs, physical hubs and resources for people with lived experience, substance use and housing challenges, their family and friends.
>Volunteer Opportunities with ongoing training
>ExtraOrdinary People, an anti-discrimination documentary based on the lives and recovery of people with mental health issues (based in York Region, North/Simcoe Muskoka and Toronto)
>The Warm Line and Peer Crisis Services 1-888-777-0979 ~ 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
>Access to emergency basic needs support for people experiencing homelessness
>Peer-based programming by staff and community volunteers
>Application Support Worker (referral through Ontario Works)
>Peer Navigators in 2 hospital Emergency Departments (North York General and Southlake Regional Health Centre)
>Recovery-based education ; Mental Health Recovery training and resources (
>Support to families and friends of those struggling with mental health issues through the Family Recovery Education and Support Program
>Food and income security workshops
>Wellness and recovery support for consumer/survivors ; Wellness and recovery based workshops
>Art-based therapeutic programs
>Holiday and event celebrations
>Events and activities that involve social justice issues
>The Self-Help Network of York Region ; Central Local Health Integration Consumer/Survivor Network
>Use of the facilities (computers, meeting room, laundry and shower facilities and for those who are homeless; phone/fax/photocopier use)
>Certified Wellness Recovery Action Planning groups and facilitators (WRAP is a self-help recovery group) and Pathways to Recovery training

Food Services Methodologies
Food Distribution Lines , Community Meals
Health methodologies
Art Therapy, Peer Support, Recovery-centered approach
Employment methodologies
Volunteer Service Programs
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>Recovery-based services or programs means that the foundation is on mental health recovery as a paradigm, much different than the more dominant and mainstream services models based on the bio-medical (“medical model”), psychosocial or rehabilitation models of mental health services and thinking about mental health challenges. We believe that people will and do recover from mental health extremes, and can lead fully self-determining and actualized lives with or despite mental health labels. We also recognize that what is difficult to overcome is the poverty, food and housing insecurity, racism, homophobia, and myriad oppressions that many people face who also live with mental health extremes.

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