Rainbow Services provides counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit and intersex people who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol. Our services are available to individuals with a variety of goals, including those who want to try to quit, cut down, or who would just like to gain more awareness about their drinking or drug use.
Our programs are specialized to take into account the unique needs and issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual (LGBT) people face.
Who we are
Rainbow Services is staffed by professionals who are trained and experienced in counselling people with concerns about their use of alcohol and other drugs. We understand the issues that are specific to the lives of LGBT people that may affect their alcohol and drug use. Our services are respectful and tailored to meet the needs of our communities.
What we offer
- assessment and referrals
- individual and group therapy
- 21-day residential programs
- weekly evening support groups
- support for families and/or partners
- couple counselling
- relapse prevention
- education on stress management, nutrition and leisure.
- psychiatric consultations
- concurrent disorder programs (for individuals with both mental health and substance use difficulties).
How it works
Individuals who are over the age of 18 can call us directly. No referral is required. The first appointment is usually for an assessment interview. In the first appointment, an individual meets one-on-one with a therapist to examine the issues around his or her drug and alcohol use. The choice of counselling options is discussed and decided upon, and goals are established.
Depending on individual needs and preferences, clients are matched with individual, couple, and/or group counselling. Group counselling may take the form of weekly support groups or more intensive residential or day programs. Since each person is unique, we try to find the service, or combination of services, that fit individual needs. Some of our clients come for just a few sessions, while others benefit from a year-long mix of various types of services.
Our services are confidential and covered by OHIP. In-town, out-of-town and out-of-province clients are all welcome.
How to reach us
To book an intake and assessment please call the Addictions General Assessment Service at:
Addiction Assessment Service, 416-535-8501 ext. 6616
For further information on the Rainbow Service, please call the Service Manager at:
Stephanie Carter (416) 535-8501, ext. 4647, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening group sessions are available
Location: 60 White Squirrel Way - 4th Floor (on CAMH's Queen Street Site, just west of Queen St. W. & Ossington Avenue Intersection)
Referral Required: No