Breaking the Cycle

Record #: CDR0106
Last Modified: 16 May 2019
Last Full Update: 16 May 2019

Record Details

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Description & Services

Alternate Name BTC
Description Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is an early identification and prevention program designed to reduce risk and to enhance the development for substance-exposed children (prenatal - 6 years) by providing services which address maternal addiction problems and the mother-child relationship through a community based cross-systemic model. 
Families receive integrated addictions counselling, health/medical services, parenting support, development screening and assessment, early childhood interventions, child care, access to FASD Diagnostic Clinic, and basic needs support in a single access setting in downtown Toronto, with home visitation and street outreach components. 
Offers a one-stop service for substance-using women who are pregnant and/or parenting young children (under 6yrs). Services offered include: 
* BTC Pregnancy Outreach Program 
* Addictions 
* Developmental Clinic 
* Parenting programs 
* Child care 
* FASD Diagnostic Clinic 
* Health/Medical services 
* Mental health services 
* Basic Needs support (including food, clothing and transportation) 
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Women who have substance use problems and who are pregnant and/or have children under 6 yrs
Fees None
Languages English

Contact Information

Address & Map
860 Richmond St W, Ste 100
Toronto, ON M6J 1C9
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Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-364-7373
Fax 416-364-8008
Primary Contact Lisa Howarth, Project Coordinator, Mothercraft; Phone: ext 218; Email:
Alternate Contact Gina DeMarchi, Program Manager; Phone: ext 203; Email:

Other Details

Service Level (50) Non Profit

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