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Breakaway Community Services Hand House
Breakaway Community Services Hand House

Grief, Loss, and Wellness

Breakaway Community Services Hand House

Through Ruff Times

Breakaway Community Services Hand House

Toronto Opiate Support Team

Breakaway Community Services Hand House

Family and Youth Initiatives

Breakaway Community Services People Group Compassion

Harm Reduction Counselling and Supports

Breakaway Community Services Hand Family

Pieces to Pathways

Breakaway Community Services People Hand Heart

Satellite Opioid Treatment


At Breakaway Community Services, we are dedicated to providing support and treatment that includes all aspects of our client’s lives and situations. We have always operated from a social justice and harm reduction approach, which forms the philosophical basis for all our work, in reducing harm and enhancing the health of our clients.


Watch our Through Ruff Times Documentary

On October 18, we were pleased to officially launch a 20 minute documentary about our program, Through Ruff Times. This documentary was made by two very talented friends of our organization, Arlene Moscovitch and David Atkin. The film explores the what, hows, and whys of our program, which is dedicated to supporting and honoring the relationship between people and their pets.

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Through Ruff Times Shorts


We are strongly committed to providing innovative services from a harm reduction, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed approach.


Harm Reduction

Social Justice

Trauma Informed

Land Acknowledgement

Breakaway would like to acknowledge that our services are delivered on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat peoples. This territory is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory. We are also mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.

Anti-Black Racism Statement

As a community services agency, Breakaway, has a responsibility to be an active ally and to make the changes desperately needed to create a just and equitable society. We stand firmly with the Black community and our colleagues to condemn all forms of racism. When we commit to pushing back against anti-black racism, we are also condemning all forms of racism towards all members of the BIPOC community. Read more



Since 1989, Breakaway Community Services has been providing innovative harm reduction based substance use support services to our community. At Breakaway, our clients can find compassionate and respectful support for all aspects of their lives and situations. We pride ourselves on continually adapting to meet the needs of the people we serve.

Throughout the challenges of the past few years, including COVID-19 recovery and the ongoing overdose crisis, our community has shown incredible resilience and strength. With the support of our staff, partners, and donors, we’ve been able to meet these challenges head on, expanding our services to provide more effective and comprehensive programming.

The generosity of our donors allows us to provide vital services in our community. By donating to Breakaway, you are ensuring that we can continue providing high quality and effective programming that supports our clients when they need it the most. Your commitment and generosity makes this work possible.

If you have any questions about donating to Breakaway, please email [email protected]

Gardening at Breakaway

Sprouting from a small collection of earthlings, Breakaway’s backyard garden is rooted in a response to food insecurity, the healing energy of nature and the hopes of growing community. Check out our garden’s page to learn more about our outdoor space and ways you can get involved!

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For information on our programs and services, including intake information, download our program brochure!

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