Who We Are

A leading community-based organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for women with substance use, mental health, and/or gambling issues.

hope. help. healing

How Can I Help?

By making a financial donation to the Jean Tweed Centre you are making a difference in the lives of women and their families. At JTC, we welcome the support and contribution from corporations, individuals and community members.


The Jean Tweed Centre is a leader in the development and promotion of Best Practices for Women with substance use, mental health, and/or gambling issues. JTC has a tradition of working in collaboration with other services and sectors. We believe we are stronger and more effective when we work together.

Important Notices

The wait list for the 3-week intensive residential program is closed for a temporary period. This is in response to the significant wait time that currently exists for this program, due to the reduced capacity necessary for the adherence to precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The centre’s online version of this program – the Intensive Online Program – continues to accept women interested in the program onto the waitlist.

To ensure fast and low barrier support, the Support and Stabilization group, which is a virtual drop in-group for women with substance use concerns, is available every Tuesday.

Thank you for contacting the Jean Tweed Centre.

The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority as we continue to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19. Protecting everyone’s health and safety will continue to remain our focus as we begin to reopen and expand in-person services over time.

The Ontario government announced the initial phase (Stage 1) of restarting community healthcare services amongst other services across the province as of May 19, 2020. While the Ontario government included the gradual reopening of various services including in-person mental health and addiction services, we want to be clear this reopening will happen gradually over the next few weeks and months. It will not happen all at once.

We are gradually opening the rest of our locations. Before visiting, we ask you call to be screened and to make an appointment. We ask you wear a mask in case physical distancing cannot be maintained.

We continue to provide services to the women and their families via virtual support by our clinical teams and direct support at Palmerston House, Elm Supportive Housing and our outreach programs. As well, our intake department remains open.

In the interim, we will continue to offer virtual and modified services as we have been over the past few weeks. You can continue to connect with us or book an appointment by calling 416-255-7359.

We will keep you informed of our plans to restart in-person services. Please continue to visit our website or call us at 416-255-7359 for up-to-date information about services.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Si vous désirez des services d’ interprétation, veuillez appeler la réception au 416-255-7359. Merci!

Online Support & Stabilization

During COVID-19 the Jean Tweed Centre is offering a weekly support and stabilization group for women seeking help for substance use and/or problem gambling meets on Tuesday evenings at 6pm to 7:30pm via Zoom.

There is no waiting time for this service and you can come as often as you like. In addition to the support you will receive, you will learn about coping, staying safe, assessing your motivation and what your next steps could be. Please contact Diana (Intake Coordinator) at dianalubanski@jeantweed.com or Karina (Intake Counsellor) at karinabiasia@jeantweed.com for more information on how to register for the online groups.