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
What we offer
- assessment and referrals
- individual and group therapy
- 14-day residential programs
- weekly evening support groups
- relapse prevention
- education on stress management, nutrition
- 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
access service 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.
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
Referral Required: No
To book an intake and assessment please
contact Access CAMH, the centralized intake service at CAMH, at: 416-535-8501 press 2
If you live outside of the greater Toronto area and are
interested in attending the 14-day residential program, please contact
416-535-8501 ext. 37062.
If you are an existing client of the
Rainbow Service and need to reach the service please contact 416-535-8501 ext.
Location: 60 White Squirrel Way,4th Floor (on
CAMH's Queen Street Site, just west of Queen St. W. & Ossington Avenue