Community Health Services

LOFT is proud to offer a wide range of community health programs supporting both youth and adults.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Programs

LOFT Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Programs offer services to youth up to the age of 26 who face challenges with mental health, physical health and/or substance use. We serve young people from a wide range of gender, racial and cultural communities. We strive to provide an equitable, non-judgmental environment for youth to receive the support they need to recover.

We believe when youth are given trust and responsibility, they can transform their lives. At LOFT, our goal is to develop an empathetic and hopeful relationship with each client. We seek to engage and support our youth and to build upon each individual’s personal strengths to encourage independence. We take a holistic approach, embracing mind, body and soul to ensure each client receives services appropriate to his or her unique needs. We also work closely with other needed support services and caregivers, as directed by the client.

We provide individual and group counselling, social drop-ins, case management, community support, supportive housing models and 24-hour phone and text support.

Our youth programs include:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy Informed Recovery Groups
  • Community Evening and Weekend Treatment Program
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Groups
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Employment Services
  • Saturday Social Groups
  • Youth Case Management and Coordinated Care Services
  • Youth Supportive Housing in a range of housing models, including Beverley Lodge for young men ages 14 to 18 and Ingles House for young women ages 16 to 24

Adult Services

LOFT Adult Services offer a range of housing and support services for men and women ages 16 to 64 who are facing challenges with mental health, substance abuse and/or homelessness.

Our services for adults are recovery-oriented and responsive to the needs of each individual. We believe each person deserves the opportunity to grow and change, and we respect each individual’s right to control the course of their own life. Participation in LOFT programs is always voluntary.

Each of our programs offers services tailored to clients’ distinct needs. These services may include case management, system navigation, referrals to additional health care and social services and assistance with daily living activities.

Our mental health and addiction housing programs and other supports for adults include:

  • Case Management and Support Services
  • Crosslinks Housing and Support Services in York Region
  • Crosslinks mental health and Justice Housing and community support programs
  • Mental Health and Justice Initiative
  • Sherbourne High Support Site
  • St. George House
  • Stouffville Community Reintegration Program
  • Support Housing Services – South Simcoe Hub in South Simcoe County
  • Wilkinson Housing and Support Services

Specialized Community Services

LOFT Specialized Community Services offer unique and innovative programs to meet the diverse needs of our community. We welcome people from every race, religion, ethnicity, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

  • 416 Community Support for Women
  • BLOOM – an innovative program for people 18 years of age and older who wish to engage in hormonal and/or surgical gender transition
  • McEwan Housing and Support Services
  • McEwan’s Positive Care Coordination Project – intensive one-on-one case management services to people who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and addiction, and have experienced a physical or mental health crisis.
  • Outreach Services – assisting clients in finding suitable temporary or permanent housing, and seniors experiencing mental health or additions crises.