An essential frontline community service, JACS Toronto has the mandate to provide safety and support to those suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Founded in 2000 by a gr0up of community volunteers who encountered addiction within their families or close circle of friends, it has steadily built a strong reputation assisting the Toronto Jewish community and beyond. The organization provides counselling, parental counselling, outreach and support group work. They work closely with several addiction treatment centres and mental health facilities throughout Canada and internationally. AMDF directs funding towards ongoing program support as well as the organization’s university education program, Courage 2 Change.
“JACS’ Courage 2 Change university program has positively impacted hundreds of university students across Ontario, helping to break the stigma around mental health and addiction issues on campus”