FAQs.

BBYOS is not a medical emergency centre. If you need immediate medical help, go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Room or dial 911.

Or call one of the following Toronto area services:

  • Kids Help Phone 1-800- 668-6868 (www.kidshelpphone.ca)
  • Youthdale Crisis Services 416-363- 9990 (www.youthdale.ca)
  • LGBT Youth Line 1-800- 268-9688 (www.youthline.ca)

Q. What does BBYOS do?

A. BBYOS provides long-term psychotherapy and counselling for high-risk, vulnerable youth and families in Toronto. We help our clients deal with a variety of issues, including: crippling mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; poverty, sexual and physical abuse, interpersonal relationships, healthy sexuality, gender identity, and violent and anti-social behavior.

Q. I need help right away. What should I do?

A. If it’s an emergency, click here for a list of emergency services that can help right away. If it’s not an emergency, call us at 416-924-2100 or contact us.

Q. Where are you located?

A. We’re at 41 Blake Street, a few doors north of Boultbee Street. Blake Street is one block west of Jones Avenue, between Danforth Avenue and Gerrard Street.

Q. Do I have to pay?

A. Our services are free of charge.

Q. How quickly can I see a therapist?

A. The timing depends on how busy we are but we should be able to see you within a week.

Q. What languages do you provide services in?

A. We are a very small agency (two staff) and unfortunately only offer counselling in English.

Q. How can parents best support?

A. BBYOS provides long-term psychotherapy and counselling for high-risk, vulnerable youth and families in Toronto. We help our clients deal with a variety of issues, including: crippling mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; poverty, sexual and physical abuse, interpersonal relationships, healthy sexuality, gender identity, and violent and anti-social behavior.

Q. How can donors support?

A. BBYOS provides long-term psychotherapy and counselling for high-risk, vulnerable youth and families in Toronto. We help our clients deal with a variety of issues, including: crippling mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; poverty, sexual and physical abuse, interpersonal relationships, healthy sexuality, gender identity, and violent and anti-social behavior.