Services for Youth

Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco & Gambling

AgencyPhone Number
Alateen/Al-Anon
For teens affected by someone else's drinking
905-328-1677 or
1-888-425-2666
Community Addiction Services of Niagara
For assessments, treatment planning, counselling, and referrals
905-684-1183
Canadian Cancer Society Smoker's Helpline 1-877-513-5333
Youthbet
For gambling problems
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Counselling and Support Services

AgencyPhone Number
Family and Children's Services Niagara
Support & protection for children up to 16
905-937-7731
Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
Children up to age 16 who have been abused
905-937-5435
Niagara Region Mental Health Early Intervention in Psychosis Program
14-35 years old who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis
905-688-2854
ext. 7262
Contact Niagara
Connect to community services for mental health and development for children up to 18
905-684-3407 or
1-800-933-3617
Quest Community Health Centre - Rainbow Youth Niagara
Individual, group support and social activities for sexually and gender diverse youth
905-688-2558
ext. 222
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Line
Anonymous, confidential, peer support line
1-800-268-9688
Transgender Niagara
Group meetings and social gatherings for transgendered individuals
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Crisis

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
1-800-263-4944
Mental Health & Addictions Access Line
Mental health and/or addictions support
1-866-550-5205
Kids Help Phone
24-hour help for ages five to 20
1-800-668-6868
Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
24-hour help for ages 16 and up
905-682-4584

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

Health

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
905-401-4074

Jobs & Money

AgencyPhone Number
Ontario Works
Financial support (welfare) for basic needs. Niagara Region Community Services
905-641-9230
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

Pregnancy

AgencyPhone Number
Strive Niagara
Supports for young moms and families going to school
905-735-2566
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
The FORT
Drop-in for grades 9-12, after-school program for grades 7-9
Grimsby 905-309-3678
Smithville 905-593-6719
The RAFT
Youth centre and emergency shelter
905-984-4365
YMCA -
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
905-984-8684

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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