WHO WE ARE
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.
We are strongly committed to providing innovative services from a harm reduction, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed approach.
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
The Gould family and Breakaway Community Services present
The Daniel Gould Memorial
Thanks to your support, Breakaway raised over $29K to help our clients attend educational programs!
This year, nine recipients received between 2 and 5K, depending on their ask. This money went towards application fees, tuition, and computers.
If you would like to support this work, please donate to the Daniel Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations for 2023 are now open.
The Daniel Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Daniel Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund is launching this Fall to afford eligible entrant(s) the opportunity to fulfill this dream for themselves. Whether it be traditional post-secondary or vocational training, this scholarship fund will allow a Breakaway client the support needed to undertake further education. Click here to read more.
Breakaway is committed to making sure our community is not struggling alone with the challenges of the new coronavirus as we all face an unprecedented global crisis. People who rely on our services need your help now more than ever.
Although we’ve had to suspend all our group services, we continue to provide one-on-one therapy sessions online and over the phone. We may be far apart but we’ll never let our clients feel that help is not close.
We can’t do it without you. Please give today to make sure individuals and families impacted by increased isolation always have a place to turn to.
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