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Abrigo Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-534-3434
Fax 416-534-8026
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Primary Contact Gerald Luciano, Manager, Fundraising and Communications; Phone: 416-534-3434 ext 247; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Multiservice agency * registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Ed Graça, Executive Director; Phone: 416-534-3434 ext 222; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP) ; United Way - United Way Greater Toronto ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Multiservice agency * liaison with Portuguese-speaking communities

Community development -- information and referral, assistance with forms * youth programs including school outreach workshops * settlement and orientation for newcomers * community education and information * seniors education and recreation program

Counselling services -- individual and group counselling for women and children who are victims or witnesses of abuse * youth services include counselling, life skills, advocacy * Success by Six parenting groups for Portuguese-speaking mothers with children birth-6 years * parenting groups for fathers

Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program -- 12 week group education and counselling program on domestic violence and non-abusive ways of resolving conflict * victims/partners of the offender provided with support including safety planning, referrals to community resources, and information on offender’s progress
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * evenings by appointment only * open intake -- Mon-Fri 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Toronto
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Open to all with focus on Portuguese-speaking communities * Partner Assault Response Program -- offenders 18 years and older, ordered by the court to attend in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence
Application Call to schedule an intake/assessment meeting
Languages English ; Portuguese
Fees Service - most services ; Partner Assault Response Program - sliding scale
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown West
Address & Map
1645 Dufferin St
Toronto, ON M6H 3L9
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Intersection Dufferin St and St Clair Ave W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible main entrance, assistance needed with door ; Elevator available for access to second floor ; Street parking, public parking lots nearby
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Newcomers ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Child Abuse ; Child Abuse Resources ; Child Abuse Services ; Child Mental Health ; Community and Recreation Centres ; Counselling for Abused Women ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Older Adult Recreation Resources ; Other Sports ; Recreation for Older Adults ; Refugees ; Sexual Assault Support ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Victims of Crime Support Programs ; Youth Advocacy / Legal Help ; Youth Mental Health Resources ; Youth Mental Health Services
Service Categories Adolescent/Youth Counselling ~ Portuguese Community ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Portuguese Community ; Child Abuse Counselling ; Counselling for Children Affected by Domestic Violence ~ Portuguese Community ; Domestic Violence Intervention Programs ~ Portuguese Community ; Ethnocultural Multipurpose Centres ~ Portuguese Community ; Family Counselling ~ Portuguese Community ; General Counselling Services ~ Portuguese Community ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Older Adults ~ Portuguese Community ; Individual Advocacy ~ Young Adults ~ Portuguese Community ; Life Skills Education ~ Young Adults ~ Portuguese Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Portuguese Community ; Outreach Programs ~ Grade School Students ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Portuguese Community ~ Fathers ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Portuguese Community ~ Mothers ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Portuguese Community ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Portuguese Community ~ Abused Women

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