Exploring the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy

The Resources

The following is a list of resources all aimed at helping individuals access the tools necessary for them to ride for themselves.

As a result of our base in Toronto, Canada many of the suggested services are located in this city, however some larger organizations/institutions have chapters in other regions.

The Ride or Die Project does not endorse any of the services, organizations, products, websites, resources or institutions included on this list. We are simply sharing suggestions on various spaces that may/may not be useful to you in your ongoing journey of riding for and taking care of yourself.

This list was initially created by Keisha-Monique Simpson and Amanda Parris and was later added to by Alicia Bunyan-Sampson and Nylda “Lady Noyz” Gallardo-Lopez.

Please feel free to leave suggestions on additional supports with a comment below.


 

THE RIDE OR DIE PROJECT MIXTAPE

Volume 1:


HEALING AND SELF-CARE

  1. Brown Girls Yoga
  2. Drop the Needle Acupuncture
  3. REIKI with The Real Sun
  4. Seiki Wellness
  5. Sacred Women International
  6. Chelsea Toronto Zumba
  7. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

 

RANDOM CYBER SUPPORTS THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER

  1. Pictures and Videos Of Cute Animals
  2. Get Comfort here
  3. Rain Noises (Because Rain makes everyone feel better)
  4. Guided Relaxation
  5. Someone to talk to
  6. Work through some things
  7. Get Complimented
  8. Plant Flowers!
  9. Tangle Stuff Up

WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE BUT CAN’T MOVE?

  1. http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/
  2. http://www.mapcrunch.com/
  3. https://geoguessr.com/

CUTE CALMING GAMES

  1. http://www.kongregate.com/games/Flashist/higher
  2. http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/
  3. http://squiddershins.com/games/cat-poke/
  4. http://jayisgames.com/games/wrrrmz/
  5. http://armorgames.com/play/5379/sushi-cat
  6. http://www.kongregate.com/games/Flashist/higher

PLAYLISTS

  1. http://8tracks.com/bronzedme/not-today
  2. http://8tracks.com/starhearted/allow-yourself-to-be-sad

USEFUL ON-LINE LINKS

  1. Chronic Illness support blog
  2. Chronic Illness humour
  3. 10 Commandments for Interacting with the Chronically Ill 
  4. Do you feel sad?
  5. Self Injury Recovery MasterPost
  6. Panic & Anxiety Information
  7. The Big LGBTQA Film MasterPost
  8. Emergency Contraceptive

EMERGENCY AND CRISIS SUPPORTS 

  1. Emergency 911
  2. Distress Centre of Toronto: 416 408 4357
  3. Toronto, Gerstein Crisis Centre & Mobile Crisis Program: 416 929 5200
  4. Scarborough Hospital Mobile Crisis Program: 416 289 2434
  5. Saint Elizabeth Mobile Crisis Program: 416 498 0043
  6. Peel Mobile Crisis: 905 278 9036
  7. Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416 597 8808
  8. Warm Line for Mental Health consumers/survivors: 416 960 WARM (8pm-midnight)
  9. Aboriginal Crisis Centre: 416 531 0330
  10. 310 Cope (York Region, Richmond Hill, & New Market): 905 310 2673

ADDICTION SUPPORTS

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous: 416 487 5591
  2. Cocaine Anonymous: 1 866 622 4636
  3. Narcotics Anonymous: 416 236 8956
  4. Telehealth Ontario: 1866 797 0000
  5. Community Information: 211
  6. Detox beds in Toronto: 1866 366 9513
  7. Smoker’s Helpline: 1877 513 5333
  8. Women’s Own Detox Crisis Line: 416 603 1462
  9. Women For Sobriety (Marilyn Mia): 905 780 3824
  10. 416 Addiction Service: 416 928 3334
  11. 416 Community Support for Women (a daytime drop in program for women looking to gain or give support while coping with, isolation, addiction and/or mental health issues and other difficulties): 416 928 2044 and case management 416 964 6936
  12. Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY): 416-535-8501, press 2

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING SUPPORTS

  1. Shelter Referrals for Toronto: 1877 338 3398
  2. Food Bank Referrals: 416 392 6655
  3. Street Helpline (emergency shelters): 416 392 3777
  4. Eva’s Initiatives
  5. Sketch (Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth)

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS

  1. Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: 416 486 8046
  2. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): 416 789 7957
  3. Volunteer Toronto: 416 961 6888
  4. Police Non-Emergency: 416 808 222
  5. Ambulance Non-Emergency: 416 638 7306
  6. Kids Helpline: 1800 668 6868
  7. Parents Helpline: 1 888 603 9100
  8. Mood disorders: 416 486 8046
  9. Divine Divas at Toronto Women’s Hospital (Trauma Therapy): 416 603 5800 x 5302
  10. LGBT Youth Line: 1800 268 9688

SUPPORTS IN SITUATIONS OF VIOLENCE

  1. Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1 866 863 0511
  2. 519 Anti-Violence Program (responds to hate crimes based on sexual or gender orientation and to same-sex or pansexual partner abuse): 416 392 6877 (Bashing Report Line: for victims or witnesses of homophobic assaults)
  3. Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Center (Women’s College): 416 323 6040

SUPPORTS FOR DEALING WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

  1. Breaking the Cycle (gang intervention): 416 364 7373
  2. Redemption Reintegration Services: (416) 613-2920
  3. Community and Legal Aid Services Program
  4. The African Canadian Legal Clinic
  5. John Howard Society of Toronto
  6. Elizabeth Fry Toronto (for women who are, have been or are at risk of being in conflict with the criminal justice system): 1 855 924 3708
  7. Prisoners’ Wives, Girlfriends, Daughters
  8. Project Restore: Families Impacted By Incarceration (Project FIBI)
  9. Cop Watch Video Recorder App

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTS

  1. Transitional Year Program (University of Toronto)
  2. Transitional Year Program (York University)
  3. Lost Lyrics

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

  1. JVS Toronto
  2. Community Empowering Enterprises (CEE)
  3. Youth Employment Services (YES)

8 Responses to “The Resources”

  1. kavita

    hey! can you add the LGBT Youth Line to mental health supports? we’re a peer support service by/for LGBT youth around ontario and we offer active listening over the phone, e-mail, instant messaging, and text!

    Reply
  2. kavita

    also, this resource list post is amazing and super appreciated! thanks for putting it out there

    Reply
  3. Saron Gebresellassi

    Excellent resource list, particularly on self care/healing. I am glad I have a tangible tool to offer clients. I will see what their feedback is on it.

    Reply
    • Administrator

      Wonderful! So glad that you will be using it and thank you for this feedback 🙂

      Reply
  4. John

    This is a great resource list. Would it be possible to add one for relationship help? The name is Clarapy and I believe it to be a great resource because you can chat with licensed relationship experts for free.
    http://www.clarapy.com

    Reply

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