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Organization: Afghan Women's Organization - Scarborough Program Site  
Phone Numbers: 416-266-1777
Email: awo@afghanwomen.org
Website: www.afghanwomen.org
Address:
2555 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 211
Toronto, ON
M1K 5J1
Intersection: Midland Ave and Eglinton Ave E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * some evening and weekend programs
Contacts: Fahima Fatah - Manager Language Program (LINC)
Anisa Sharifi - Settlement Counsellor
Service Description: Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program -- needs assessment * information and referral * advocacy * orientation * sponsorship of refugees * translation and interpretation * escort * assistance in finding housing * health workshops * heritage language classes * skills upgrading * seniors program * youth program * Homework Club with individual assistance and group work * citizenship test preparation classes

English as a Second Language / LINC -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry * childminding available * day or evening, full-time and part-time classes

Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Financial Literacy Project -- one month certificate course * individual counselling and orientation sessions

Family Support and mental health services -- parenting sessions * mental health -- support groups, counselling, crisis intervention * Women’s Circle

Community development including Afghan Women's Catering Group * Afghan Sewing Circle * media and overseas projects

Fees: None
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Newcomers with a focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution
Languages: English ; Dari ; Pashto ; Urdu ; Uzbek
Language Note: translation available
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

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