Many people in our lives are silently suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. The five ShareLife-supported Catholic Family Services agencies provide a lifeline to those dealing with mental health challenges.
clients are served annually by Catholic Family Services agencies funded by ShareLife.
CFS agencies in the Archdiocese of Toronto offer individual, couple and family counselling. Single-session counselling can often meet clients’ needs without requiring longer term sessions.
people away due to an inability to pay, thanks to your support of ShareLife.
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“Caring for those in need is fundamental to who we are as Catholics in the Archdiocese of Toronto. The Catholic community has been serving those among us who are poor, sick and marginalized for 177 years.”
— Cardinal Thomas Collins
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Catholic Community Services of York Region
CCSYR is a Family Service Agency offering counselling and educational group services to help people cope with mental health needs, parenting issues and relationship challenges. CCSYR is also a Settlement Agency, assisting immigrants and refugees in over 30 languages
Catholic Family Services of Durham
Catholic Family Services of Durham exists to provide help, hope and healing to individuals, couples and families, regardless of beliefs, through evidence-based clinical therapy, psycho-educational counselling and support. CFS Durham staff members help victims of family violence obtain the protection and safety they need to strengthen their lives.
Catholic Family Services Peel-Dufferin
CFSPD provides counselling services and education programs to individuals, struggling couples, and families dealing with emotional and relational issues, including domestic violence, stress, couple and family problems, emotional trauma and bereavement.
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County
CFSSC is an accredited registered Canadian charity providing fully inclusive counselling and psychotherapy across Simcoe Muskoka.
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
CFS Toronto’s counselling/psychotherapy services, Violence Against Women (VAW), New Beginnings and wellness programs help individuals, couples and families in difficult situations move through tough transitions and make positive changes in their lives. The agency also offers extensive marriage/remarriage preparation and family life programs.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys FertilityCare Toronto
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys FertilityCare is an agency that provides instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System, a standardized method of tracking biomarkers of a woman’s reproductive cycle. This information can be accurately used by couples to plan their families both for achieving and avoiding pregnancy, or by a single woman to help her understand her cycles.
Natural Family Planning Association
The Natural Family Planning Association helps women learn to identify their natural signals of fertility and infertility using the Billings Ovulation Method of family planning. Fertility awareness programs are also offered to mothers and daughters, students, young adults and couples.