The health and safety of our group participants, volunteers, placement students, and staff continue to be our priority. 

All Gatehouse in person groups are cancelled until further notice.

We continue efforts to respond responsibly to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have moved many of our programs online using virtual group meetings.

An intake is required prior to attending an online group. To schedule an over the phone or virtual video conferencing intake, please contact:

  1. Stephanie Alves at for Phase 1 Evening/Day Groups  
  2. Paula Cordeiro at for Partners Support /Young Adult Groups

There is a form that potential group participants must complete as part of the intake process. Please click on—-> INTAKE FORM_The Gatehouse 2020

If you have completed a phase 1 group and wish to join a phase 2 group online, please contact me directly via email. There is a registration form for phase 2 that is required prior. You may download the PHASE-2- Registration Form here

If you need crisis support, please contact

Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357) offers access to emotional support from the safety and security of the closest telephone. Callers can express their thoughts and feelings in confidence. Callers’ issues can include problems related to domestic violence, social isolation, suicide, addictions, mental and physical health concerns. The Distress Centre offers emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary.

 Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200 provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The service has three aspects; telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence. All three aspects of the service are accessed through the crisis line.

We hope to resume full programs and services in the near future and will update this page with details as they become available to us. We are following Public Health Authorities recommendations.

As a charitable organization, we rely on your support to continue delivering much-needed peer support programs for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 

We need your support! CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

If you have any questions, kindly contact me via email at 

Stay safe and healthy. We are all in this together.

Maria Barcelos, MA[c], B.A. she/her/hers pronouns Executive Director

416-255-5900 x225 |

3101 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8V 3W8

Registered Charity with CRA #869730648 RR 0001

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The Gatehouse, a community based charitable organization that provides much-needed support, resources, and community to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse are in desperate need of our support and services and The Gatehouse relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to fund and expand our creative programs including peer support groups, art therapy, wellness workshops, conferences, and the investigation support program.

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