Mental Health and Addictions Service
Supporting Transitions and Recovery (STAR) Learning Centre
The STAR Learning Centre is the first initiative of St. Michael’s new Louis L. Odette Family Urban Angel Fund for Homeless People. The program has been established to help people transition from homelessness to housing in as smooth a manner as possible.
This program provides a safe and welcoming environment that helps people discover or rediscover activities that are meaningful to them. It also provides opportunities for people to develop the skills they need to secure or maintain stable housing.
STAR has partnered with community organizations to offer a range of free classes from skills training to arts-based recreation. The classes are designed to support people as they make the transition to housing and work to recover their mental health. STAR is located within the CRC at 40 Oak St.
At STAR, people are participants in their recovery, not patients.
- STAR program description (144 kb pdf)
- Winter 2017 calendar of courses and workshops (359 kb pdf file)
- STAR registration package (872 kb pdf)
- STAR Winter/Spring Prospectus 2017 (1.1 MB pdf)
Urban Angel Fund Annual Lecture 2016
No Direction Home? Addiction, Mental illness and Homelessness from a social perspective.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabor Maté
Author, professor, co-founder of Compassion for Addiction
If you or someone you know is currently homeless, or making the transition from homelessness to housing and is interested in recovery-focused learning opportunities, please email us at STAR@smh.ca or call 647-302-STAR (7827) or toll-free at 1-855-592-STAR (7827).