Our programs are based on our core values and built around the needs and care of the community that we serve. By creating a place of belonging, by giving hope for the future, and through advocating for the rights of our clients, our programs cover a range of issues and needs. We are proud to provide programs in four main areas; Case Management, Outreach, Pastoral Care, and Self-Defence
The case management program is primarily meant to serve those who are or have been involved in the sex trade and are looking for support around exiting. It can also be offered as a preventative program for high-risk youth or for those in recovery who might need some stability. The case management program can take up to five participants at a time in four months of weekly one-on-one meetings and goal setting. Each week during the case management meeting a topic would be discussed and weekly goals would be set.
The structure of this program is:
A one-on-one case management meeting on a weekly basis that involves goal setting and prevention and awareness training
Approximately four hours of follow-up based on the week’s goals divided into the categories of opportunity development, personal growth and connecting with community
The program runs for approximately 16 weeks with a different topic being covered each week, based on the participants’ needs and goals
The program offers a monthly incentive to eligible participants
The case manager provides additional support to participants through referrals, advocacy, and accompaniment
ARISE Ministry provides street outreach to women on Thursday nights from 11:30 pm. Through outreach, we seek to build relationships and provide support to those involved in the sex trade. Our outreach partners are Yonge Street Mission and Salvation Army Corps 614.
ARISE offers chaplaincy and spiritual care to the community through accompaniment, advocacy, hospital and jail visits. ARISE offers many pastoral services to community members including participating in Public Worship, Funeral and Memorial Services, and offering the sacraments.
We participate in the Seana Rossi Self-Defence Program offered in partnership with Toronto BJJ every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This class is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based, and training is done wearing a Gi, which is a traditional martial arts kimono loaned to participants by Toronto BJJ. The class is ongoing, completely FREE, and newcomers are welcome at any time.
For more information, or to register for the class please contact us at email@example.com or call us on 647.497.7312. For program updates and announcements, please visit the Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/seanaselfdefence
For more information on any of our programs, or eligibility to participate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 647.497.7312