Rainbow Group

A safe space for 2SLGBTQI+ individuals to discuss their issues surrounding substance use and related mental health issues.

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The Rainbow Group aims to provide a safe, supportive, and all-inclusive meeting space, that is both equitable and anti-oppressive, where people can talk about issues surrounding addiction and mental health as it relates to addiction. The weekly meeting focuses on openly discussing poignant topics and current issues related to the 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Through an intersectional approach of different lived experiences, we hope to break down barriers and build resiliency, especially while affirming and celebrating gender diversity. JACS strives to actively make a difference in the lives of the members of 2SLGBTQI+ community through the Rainbow Group. For more information, contact Rami Elzas (They, Them, Their) (416) 638-0350 x232 or rami@jacstoronto.org

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Since opening in 2000, we’ve helped more than 10,000 families who have struggles with addiction.
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It’s heartwarming to see the work JACS does in our community up close. I watched as their professionals educated community members on addiction triggers and mental health obstacles, which ensured those in the audience they were not alone in their daily struggles. Never have I been able to see an organization’s impact so clearly in such a short period of time.
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After doing drugs for over 42 years I had had enough and desperately wanted to stop ! Now 3 years clean I still attend meetings at JACS. If I would have known that recovery is this good I would have done it a long time ago.
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I have become calmer and able to face challenges easier. During these COVID lockdowns and look to the meditation classes as the highlight of my day!
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I had long know I was a sex addict and didn’t know where to turn. My life had been unmanageable and I was not able to control my addiction. The first couple of COVID months were extremely isolating and hard for me. Finding distractions and projects was not a solution to my addiction. JACS is offering fellowship, support, structure, counselling, a safe open honest space and hope. I am grateful for the support and opportunity JACS offers.
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It’s heartwarming to see the work JACS does in our community up close. I watched as their professionals educated community members on addiction triggers and mental health obstacles, which ensured those in the audience they were not alone in their daily struggles. Never have I been able to see an organization’s impact so clearly in such a short period of time.

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JACS Client

After doing drugs for over 42 years I had had enough and desperately wanted to stop ! Now 3 years clean I still attend meetings at JACS. If I would have known that recovery is this good I would have done it a long time ago.

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Client

I have become calmer and able to face challenges easier. During these COVID lockdowns and look to the meditation classes as the highlight of my day!

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Client

I had long know I was a sex addict and didn’t know where to turn. My life had been unmanageable and I was not able to control my addiction. The first couple of COVID months were extremely isolating and hard for me. Finding distractions and projects was not a solution to my addiction. JACS is offering fellowship, support, structure, counselling, a safe open honest space and hope. I am grateful for the support and opportunity JACS offers.