JACS Toronto is a non-profit organization that works to reduce the harms associated with substance use in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The organization has been providing services to individuals and families affected by addiction since 1999. JACS Toronto provides a range of supports for those struggling with drug or alcohol misuse, including overdose prevention and response services.
Overdose can be an incredibly dangerous occurrence which can lead to death if not addressed quickly enough; as such, it is important that people who are at risk of overdosing have access to support from organizations like JACS Toronto as soon as possible. To this end, the organization offers emergency response training courses so community members can learn how best respond when someone they know experiences an overdose event. This includes recognizing signs of an overdose and administering naloxone (a medication used in treating opioid overdoses). In addition, JACS Toronto also runs awareness campaigns across Richmond Hill, Ontario about safe drug practices and harm reduction strategies which aim to prevent overdoses before they happen by educating people on how drugs affect their bodies differently depending on dosage or mixing substances together etc..
Finally, JACS Toronto provides counselling sessions for individuals who have experienced trauma related specifically due to overdoses. These sessions allow clients time away from their everyday lives where they receive professional help processing their experience while learning coping mechanisms that will help them better manage future stressors around substance use . All these measures combined work towards reducing the harms associated with substance misuse within the community , ultimately creating safer environments for everyone living in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Adult Outreach and Education
Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS Toronto offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact us at: (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org
JACS Toronto is a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space providing support, information and access to multiple services.
We have your back!
At JACS Toronto, we provide a range of services to help people impacted by Overdose. We offer one-on-one counselling, support groups, harm reduction supplies, mental health services and so much more.
Compassionate care for all
Our team is here to provide you with the support you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We recognize that everyone has their own story and we strive to provide individualized care for every person who walks through our doors.
Be part of the recovery journey
At JACS Toronto we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping individuals along their journey. With our wide range of programs and services we can help you or someone you love take back control of their lives.
For more info call (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org