• Abrigo is Open But Continues to Offer Virtual Services

    20 September 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Call us between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays for assistance

    Just a reminder that the Abrigo Centre is open, yes open and staff members are working virtually or by telephone to assist our clients. With the Fall 2021 now upon us, COVID-19 positive cases continue to remain high in our province.

    Our decision to continue to work virtually is designed to help keep our staff members, clients and volunteers healthy and safe at this time. Our office remains closed to walk-in clients and no in-person counselling sessions are being scheduled at the moment.

    However, 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. All our clients are receiving the help and assistance they need.

    As we continue to soldier on through this pandemic, please remain vigilant and safe and we will get through this difficult time together. If you still need to get your first or second COVID-19 vaccination please call us at 416-534-3434 and our incredible Vaccine Engagement Team will assist you to get your shot.

  • COVID Vaccination Clinic is Set for May 17

    11 May 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Clinic Location Returns to Abrigo

    Abrigo will be holding another vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on site here at the Abrigo Centre, 1645 Dufferin Street, Toronto.

    If you are in need of your first, second, third or fourth dose, please call 416-534-3434 and book your appointment. See the poster below for eligibility requirements.

    We hope to see you there. COVID is not over, getting your first shot or boosted will help keep you out of the hospital. Be smart, believe in science, and get vaccinated. Call today!

  • Abrigo Recognizes its Volunteers at Annual Event

    06 May 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Volunteers Make a Big Difference for our Clients and Staff

    Each year around this time Abrigo recognizes and celebrates the contributions and achievements of our wonderful volunteers. On the evening of May 5th, 2022, it was our agency's opportunity to say "thank you" to them for all the hard work and positive outcomes they provided to our clients and staff.

    Whether it was work done virtually online, over the phone, or in person, our volunteers provided incredible support during challenging times over the last year.

    Thank you to all our volunteers for making a difference for our clients and community!

  • Abrigo Celebrates the Grand Reopening of our Second Floor and Donor Recognition Event

    22 April 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Manuel DaCosta and the OTF make significant contributes to new space

    April 21st was the day for the long awaited grand reopening of Abrigo's second floor made possible primarily because of the generous financial support of Mr. Manuel DaCosta and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

    An OTF grant of $110,000 allowed Abrigo to completely overhaul the existing space and create a fully functioning kitchen. Mr. DaCosta's extraordinary philanthropic leadership has led to the creation of a new Computer Room, Multipurpose Room, Quite Room and staff office. The transformation, although slowed because of the pandemic over the last two years, is truly incredible.

    Thank you to all our other donors for their generosity. Charitable community support also helped with the purchase of new furniture and new flooring. Our thanks go out to all our clients and special guests for attending today's ceremony including Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz and Davenport MPP Marit Stiles.

    The highlight of today's event was the unveiling of a naming opportunity thanking Mr. DaCosta for his kind and ongoing philanthropy!

  • Happy International Women's Day!

    08 March 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Let's All #BreakTheBias

    It's International Women's Day and although the pandemic has once again prevented Abrigo celebrating on site at our facility with our clients and staff, we will do it virtually and with the publication today of an article in Discover Magazine written about the annual event by Abrigo's Programs Manager / Clinical Supervisor Paula De Jesus.

    Today, we celebrate the many achievements of the women on our staff and in our community and hope that everyone can join the fight to #BreakTheBias that still remains in society and end gender inequities.

    Please read Paula's story here:

  • New Group Focuses on Support for Caregivers to those Dealing with Dementia

    11 February 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Start Date is February 28th

    A new group is starting for caregivers of individuals dealing with dementia. This group will be held in Portuguese.

  • Abrigo Groups Provide Support for Clients

    11 February 2022 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    A Variety of Groups Give Specialized Support to People Sharing Similar Experiences

    Our latest submission to Discover Magazine takes a look at a few of the most popular groups quietly taking place throughout the year, online these days, at Abrigo.

    Each year, hundreds of clients get the support they need, listening to peers and sharing experiences that prove that they are not alone. Read more here:

  • Abrigo Closed for Holiday Season Break

    27 December 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Annual Closing Between Christmas and New Years

    Abrigo will be closed this holiday season between Christmas Day and New Years Day 2022. Our agency will reopen virtually on Tuesday, January 4 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you and please have a safe and Happy Holiday Season.

    If you are in physical or medical danger and require immediate assistance, please call 911.

    If you are experiencing gender-based violence or domestic abuse, please contact the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at: 416-863-0511

    If you are a youth in crisis, please contact the Kids Help Phone at: 1-800-668-6868

    For all other crisis, please contact the Distress Centre of Greater Toronto at: 416-408-4357.

  • December 22 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is Fully Booked

    20 December 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Watch for Additional Clinics in the New Year

    The COVID-19 vaccination clinic set for Wednesday, December 22 at Casa das Beiras Community Centre is completely booked and we will no longer be facilitating appointments at this time. As a result of this fact, there will be no walk-ins allowed for this event. You must have an appointment to get your shot. Thank you.

    Abrigo will be continuing our vaccination efforts in the New Year. Watch for additional details in January 2022.

  • How to Avoid Stress During the Holiday Season

    20 December 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo Counsellor Cidalia Pereira provides some simple principles to follow

    This month's Abrigo submission to Discover Magazine focuses on how we can help eliminate some of the common stresses that go along with the holiday season. Whether it's with family or friends, Abrigo Violence Against Women Team Lead Cidalia Pereira provides some common sense tips and remedies to help you stay calm and relaxed this holiday season. Read more here:

  • Rent Geared to Income Housing

    07 December 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    How New Regulations are Impacting Abrigo Clients

    New provincial regulations around rent geared to income housing, often called subsidized housing, is changing the landscape of this critical social safety net.

    Abrigo counsellor Cidalia Pereira looks at this important issue in Abrigo's latest submission to Discover Magazine. Please take a look at the full article here:

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