Please see updated information regarding services during COVID-19 outbreak.
Walk in counselling is being offered via phone or zoom. To access a session call 416- 482-0081 x 5 during the following hours:
YWHO Walk in In-person/Virtual
Monday: 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm – 6 pm (Bi-POC and 2SLGTBQ+ therapists available)
Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm (Bi-POC and 2SLGBTQ+ therapists available)
Thursday: 2 pm – 6 pm
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm (2SLGBTQ+ therapist available)
Monday: Harm Reduction Drop-in 4 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday: Queer Arts and Crafts Night 4 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday: Studio Zoom Night & Here Be Dragons 3 pm – 6 pm
Friday: 2SLGBTQ+ Exclusive Nights 3 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday: YWHO Peer Support Group
For our 12-Week DBT Skills Group: the first step is to attend our walk-in counselling program 3 times to help us determine if our DBT-informed skills group is right for you. Once you’ve completed your sessions, reach out to our YWHO Administrator and Client Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will put you on the wait list and let you know about next steps.
If you are a Black youth looking to speak with a Black therapist, please call on Tuesday or Wednesday to be connected.
Other health and wellness supports are being offered virtually such as primary care, peer support, care navigation, psychiatric support, drop in programming and more. For more information around accessing the right support for you please speak with our admin team or one of our therapists.
Our Studio programming is running virtually, follow us on Instagram @StudioAtLumenus for weekly programming updates. Examples of programming include food and basic need support, wellness check ins from staff, daily zoom programming and speciality programming, see example calendar below. Specifically, on Thursdays we have a group for Black youth and on Friday we have programming exclusively for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
The winter 12-week DBT groups are currently running on zoom with the waitlist open for winter groups. Groups are available for youth aged 14 to 17 on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 and for youth 18 to 25 years old on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm. For information about our spring DBT groups please contact YWHO@lumenus.ca
Here is a link to resources on our website. There are links to crisis services and other useful resources.
Winter 2022 – 2023 Calendar of Services:
|YWHO walk in||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|Hours of Admin
|9:30 to 2:30pm||1:30 to 6:30pm||2:30 to 8:30pm||1:30 to 6:30pm||9:30 to 2:30pm|
|Hours of Service||10-2pm||2-6pm||3-8pm||2-6pm||10-2pm|
|12 Week DBT||14-17 years old
(4:30 – 6:30pm)
|18-25 years old
(5:30 – 7:30pm)
|LOFT Peer Support||Peer Support Group
(6 – 7pm)
|Sashbear||Family Connections Online
(6 – 8pm)
|Studio||Food and Basic Needs Support – call ahead
Harm Reduction Drop-In
|Queer Arts and Crafts Night
(4 – 7pm)
|Studio Zoom Night + Here be Dragons (D and D)
(3 – 6pm)
|Food and Basic Needs Support – call ahead||2SLGBTQ+ Exclusive Nights (3 – 6pm)
Hours of Operation
*Hours of operation are subject to change so please check with the site before planning your visit.
Monday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mental health and substance use services integrated with a range of other youth services.
- Mental health counselling (walk in, brief, ongoing and 2SLGBTQ+ specific therapist)
- Primary care (Nurse Practitioner)
- Peer Support Group
- Care navigation
- DBT skills group
- Psychiatric consultation
- Youth drop-in, groups, and special events
- Employment and Housing support
- 2SLGBTQ+ programming
- Programming for Black Youth
News & Updates
Who’s Providing Service?
- Lumenus Community Services
- Vibrant Healthcare Alliance
- Loft Community Services
- City of Toronto- Toronto Youth Partnership and Employment
- Sick Kids Hospital
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre