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Organization: Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services  
Phone Numbers: 705-722-6778
Toll-Free: 1-800-372-2272 * 1-800-372-ACSC
Fax: 705-722-6560
Website: www.acsc.ca
Address:
PO Box 744
Barrie, ON
L4M 4Y5
Street
Address
:
Barrie by the Bay
80 Bradford St, Unit 555 & 562
Barrie
 
Intersection: Bradford St and Simcoe St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, call for an appointment
Executives: Gerry Croteau - Executive Director
705-722-6778 ext 201 * gerryc@gilbertcentre.ca
Colin Green - Program Director
705-722-6778 ext 104 * coling@gilbertcentre.ca
Contacts: Edith Reyes - Manager of Support Services
705-722-6778 ext 101 * edithr@gilbertcentre.ca
Karyn Cooper - Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
705-722-6778 ext 103 * karync@gilbertcentre.ca
Service Description: Provide support through day-to-day challenges of living with HIV * staff and volunteers assist individuals in achieving and maintaining best possible health and quality of life * through education, outreach and strong partnerships across Simcoe County, aim is to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce the impact of the disease and related issues among the populations most impacted by the epidemic

Provide support service through case management, counseling, referral and practical assistance * support programs include:
  • Positive Self-Management Workshop
  • peer support
  • Central Opening Doors Conference
  • Trans Support Group, Gay/Bi Men’s Discussion Group
  • educational workshops and trainings on a range of topics related to HIV to community-specific programs aimed at building stronger social support networks and strengthening the overall health and well-being of individuals

Programs are offered across the region * many services can be tailored to the specific interests and issues of a community

World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1 * National AIDS Walk for Life held in September at Centennial Park in Barrie, for date of walk contact local AIDS committee or see website

Fees: None
Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions
Languages: English ; French ; Spanish
Language Note: French reception * French interpretation available upon request
Area(s) Served: Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
See Also: HIV / AIDS
Sexually Transmitted Infections

This information was last completely updated on 10/6/2015

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