Fred Victor is the lead agency in this agency referral network for people with both mental illness and substance addiction in the City of Toronto. Concurrent Disorders Support Services (CDSS) offers a high-degree of support to its clients by helping them fast-track and navigate the system.
Eligibility for CDSS is by referral from a medical practitioner or community-based agency that is working with an individual. Although CDSS encourages referrals through clients’ pre-existing service providers, CDSS also works with people who are new to the system.
The CDSS partnership serves clients who are concurrent:
And who are experiencing at least three of the following further complexities:
The client must also be inadequately served by their current support services.
Once accepted into the program, individuals are referred to a partner or external agency for a range of services, including case management, addiction medicine, psychiatric consultation, addiction stabilization, mental health counselling, housing access help and much more.
However, CDSS is not an emergency service. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How do I apply?
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 364-8228 ext. 3365.