Archive for January, 2021

  • Abrigo is Open But Only Offering Services Virtually

    13 January 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays for assistance

    The Abrigo Centre is open and staff members are working virtually by telephone to assist our clients. This practice is designed to help keep our staff members, clients and volunteers healthy and safe during this January 2021 rise in COVID-19 cases. Our office remains closed to walk-in clients and no in-person counselling sessions are being scheduled at the moment.

    If you need assistance please call us at 416-534-3434 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and one of our highly trained counsellors will return your call.

    The 2021 New Year has seen a rapid growth of COVID-19 cases. Please remain vigilant and safe and we will get through this difficult time together.

  • The Digital Divide: Technology Barriers A Reality For Clients and Staff

    06 January 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo counsellors working digitally face challenges with clients without technology

    Abrigo counsellor Marta Santos works with her clients virtually on daily basis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The days of in-person sessions disappeared mid-March 2020.

    What has been clear over the last 10 months is that some Abrigo clients do not have the digital technology - a cellphone, laptop, iPad or even an email address - they need to scrape by in the digital world. This creates challenges for both the client and the counsellor.

    Learn more about this issue and some solutions to the problem in Ms. Santos' article published in the January issue of Discover Magazine:

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