About The Program
Virtual Community Care Hubs (VCCHs) are office spaces located throughout our community where individuals can schedule appointments for mental health, addictions, primary care, peer support, social and vocational programming and health-related services operating within the justice system (e.g., mental health court diversion). The hubs are equipped with video and audio-conferencing technology to enable telehealth services by providing a supportive environment that makes distanced communication feel as personal as in-person care.
CMHA Toronto, in partnership with Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS), Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO), Unison, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC), strives to improve population health and reduce inequities among population groups by leveraging virtual care. The Virtual Community Care Hubs initiative received provincial funding to enhance the pandemic response and recovery plan through appropriate virtual care options, which are vital in ensuring continuity of health services.
Through the VCCHs, we aim to serve populations with limited access to health care sessions due to unstable housing, technology, internet, or access to a private and safe space.
View the programming calendar, here.
Who's It For
Individuals with limited access to health care sessions due to unstable housing, technology, internet, or access to a private and safe space.
How IT Works
- Individuals can drop in to scheduled sessions by accessing the links in our programming calendar.
- Closed groups can be accessed through case manager referrals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are Virtual Community Care Hubs services for?
VCCHs are available for:
- Clients of CMHA Toronto, CICS, ASCO, Unison, BCCHC and SHN, or
- Any member of the community that finds programming relevant
What services do the VCCHs provide?
VCCHs offer virtual group programming. Groups that have been offered include stress management, employment strategies and mindfulness.
The groups that are offered vary monthly. To view the programming calendar, please click here.
Where are VCCH services offered?
The group programs are offered virtually, and are accessible from any device with the video conferencing applications Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Both systems offer a dial-in audio-only option. Please view the monthly programming calendar to participate in the various groups offered. The programming calendar provides links for individuals to join during the scheduled session.
How do you access the VCCHs?
Drop in online during the scheduled meetings through the links provided in the Programming Calendar. Closed groups can be accessed through case manager referrals.