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Addictions Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Rainbow Services (LGBTTTIQ)

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
  • 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 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 21-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. 34430.

Location: 60 White Squirrel Way,4th Floor (on CAMH's Queen Street Site, just west of Queen St. W. & Ossington Avenue Intersection)

 

 Related Information

 
CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Eight offices across Ontario