Holocaust Resource Program

We offer programs and support for Holocaust survivors and their families.

The Holocaust Resource Program offers consultation, counselling, and educational services for clients, families and survivors in the community, at Baycrest and in other long-term care facilities. Staff with specialized expertise run ongoing support groups for child survivors and children of survivors.

Café Europa

Cafe Europa

Baycrest’s Café Europa is a special, monthly drop-in program for Holocaust survivors living in the community to come and enjoy a social morning. The Café is for people who survived concentration camps, labour camps, exile, were in hiding or members of resistance and partisan groups.

It is a chance to visit with old friends, meet new ones, hear stimulating lectures, join a lively discussion, listen to music and have a good time. The program operates on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and is held in the Freeman Family Day Centre located on Baycrest’s main campus. Kosher refreshments are provided. A social worker coordinates the program and is available to Café Europa participants.

Fee: None
For more information: Call 416-785-2500, ext. 2271 or ext. 2236.

Holocaust Child Survivors and Hidden Children’s Group

This is a support and discussion group for survivors who were 17 years old or younger when the war ended.

Second Generation Support Group for Adult Children of Aging Holocaust Survivors

This is a support and discussion group for children of Holocaust survivors. Participants share their experiences, identify their needs and discuss ideas for helping themselves and their aging parents.

There is no fee for the programs listed above.

For more information on the above programs call the Holocaust Resource Program at 416-785-2500, ext. 2271

Helpful publications for caregivers of Holocaust survivors

If you are caring for a Holocaust survivor, the following two publications may be of interest:

Caring for Aging Survivors of the Holocaust: A Practice Manual

View the online manual

Kavod: Honoring Aging Survivors

Claims Con

Social services for victims of the Holocaust have been supported by a grant from the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany