Services for Youth

Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco & Gambling

AgencyPhone Number
For teens affected by someone else's drinking
905-328-1677 or
Community Addiction Services of Niagara
For assessments, treatment planning, counselling, and referrals
Canadian Cancer Society Smoker's Helpline 1-877-513-5333
For gambling problems

Counselling and Support Services

AgencyPhone Number
Family and Children's Services Niagara
Support & protection for children up to 16
Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
Children up to age 16 who have been abused
Niagara Region Mental Health Early Intervention in Psychosis Program
14-35 years old who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis
ext. 7262
Contact Niagara
Connect to community services for mental health and development for children up to 18
905-684-3407 or
Quest Community Health Centre - Rainbow Youth Niagara
Individual, group support and social activities for sexually and gender diverse youth
ext. 222
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Line
Anonymous, confidential, peer support line
Transgender Niagara
Group meetings and social gatherings for transgendered individuals


AgencyPhone Number
Distress Centre Niagara
24-hour line
St. Catharines/Niagara Falls 905-688-3711
Port Colborne/Wainfleet 905-734-1212
Fort Erie 905-382-0689
Grimsby/West Lincoln 905-563-6674
Pathstone Mental Health
Counselling and crisis services for youth
Mental Health & Addictions Access Line
Mental health and/or addictions support
Kids Help Phone
24-hour help for ages five to 20


Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
24-hour help for ages 16 and up


Food Banks

AgencyPhone Number
Community Care West Niagara 905-563-5822
St. Catharines 905-685-1349
Thorold 905-227-9240
West Lincoln 905-957-5882
Newark Neighbours Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-3519
Salvation Army Community and Family Services Fort Erie 905-871-1592
Niagara Falls 905-358-8394
St. Catharines 905-935-4311
Welland 905-735-5700
Pelham Cares 905-892-5300
The HOPE Centre 905-788-0744
Project SHARE 905-357-5121
Community Outreach Program 905-871-2526
Grimsby Benevolent Fund 905-309-5664
Port Cares Reach Out 905-864-3629
Open Arms Mission 905-788-3800


AgencyPhone Number
Niagara Region Public Health
Connect with a school nurse
905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074
Dental Care
Dental programs and services for children and youth up to 17
905-688-8248 ext. 7399 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7399
Health Bus Outreach
Nurse who provides services at various locations

Jobs & Money

AgencyPhone Number
Ontario Works
Financial support (welfare) for basic needs. Niagara Region Community Services
Job Gym
Employment and career guidance
Fort Erie 905-871-3932
St. Catharines 905-682-8372
Welland 905-732-7655
CERF Niagara
Francophone employment and resource centre
St. Catharines 905-684-1346
Welland 905-714-1480

Legal Issues

AgencyPhone Number
Legal Assistance 1-800-668-8258
Niagara Region Police Service
For emergency, call 911
905-688-4111 or 1-888-668-3911


AgencyPhone Number
Strive Niagara
Supports for young moms and families going to school
Prenatal classes (Public Health)
Supports for young moms and families going to school
905-688-8248 ext. 7237
Young and Pregnant in Niagara 905-688-8248 ext. 7237

Recreation, Drop-in Centres and Shelters

AgencyPhone Number
Drop-in for grades 9-12, after-school program for grades 7-9
Grimsby 905-309-3678
Smithville 905-593-6719
Youth centre and emergency shelter
YWCA Emergency Housing Facilities
Shelter for women 16 years and older and their children; life skills program
St. Catharines 905-988-3528 ext. 3228
Niagara Falls 905-357-9191 ext. 4025
Nightlight Youth Shelter 905-358-3678

Sexual Health

AgencyPhone Number
Sexual Health Centres
Confidential information, counselling and clinic services
Fort Erie 905-871-5320
Niagara Falls 905-358-3636
St. Catharines 905-688-3817
Welland 905-734-1014
Positive Living Niagara
Support for those affected by HIV and AIDS

Self-help Applications

These self-help apps are not a replacement for assessment/treatment but may help you while waiting for appointments or on a wait list.

  • Mind Your Mood
    Track your moods and get a 'mood report'
  • Always There
    Space for youth to share thoughts and feelings to help cope with stress - can connect directly with a counsellor
  • MindShift
    Strategies to deal with anxieties and fears around test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict
  • Smiling Mind
    Modern meditation for young people, a simple tool that puts a smile on your mind anytime
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