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Youth Directory

Anishnabek Child & Youth Prevention Services - Southampton - 797-5000
Provides Saugeen First Nation members with prevention services for children, youth and families.  Provide Programs addressing life skills for children and youth, as well as other services related to child abuse, substance abuse, and child care issues.  Information, resources and referrals are available for families and community members.

Community Mental Health Teams - 1-877-888-5855

Bruce Shoreline Team (Southampton and area)
Central Grey Bruce Team (Hanover and area)
North Bruce Team (Wiarton and area)
North Grey Team (Owen Sound and area)
South Grey Team (Markdale and area)

Mental Health Teams provide free services to youth 16 years of age and older.  Services provided include: information, referrals, mental health counseling, housing and outreach community support, intensive case management, social and leisure activities and support services.  Information and education is also provided to the communities of Grey and Bruce.

Bruce Grey Child & Family Services - Owen Sound, Walkerton & Wiarton - 519-371-4453 or 1-855-322-4453
The society investigates complaints of children alleged to be at risk while providing protection services for children.  They provide free services to children and youth up to 18 years of age.  Services include: working with families towards more effective parenting, recruiting and training for foster care and adoptive parents and placing children for adoption.     
CHOICES: Drug and Alcohol Counseling for Youth - Owen Sound - 519-371-5487 or 1-800-265-3133
Services are free and available to youth 14 to 20 years of age.  Provide assessment and counseling for youth who are affected by their own alcohol/drug abuse or someone else’s.  Outreach is available to area high schools throughout Grey and Bruce as well as support for parents on how to deal with issues related to alcohol and drugs.

Community Network Support Team - Owen Sound - 519-371-4551
Mental Health and Addiction website:
Provides information, education and consultation to individuals, families, organizations, and survivors who share an interest in mental health.  The goal is to contribute to the knowledge, resources and service coordination of the mental health services in Grey Bruce.  Services are free and provided to those 16 years of age and older.

Crisis Intervention Team - Owen Sound Hospital - 519-376-2121 ext. 2450 or 1-888-525-0552
Multi-disciplinary team provides assessment, consultation and referral for psychosocial and psychiatric emergencies. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Grey Bruce Health Unit -        Owen Sound 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456
                                                Walkerton 519-881-1920 or 1-800-821-7714
Working with the communities of Grey and Bruce to protect and promote health and prevent disease.  This is achieved through programs in: Tobacco and Tobacco Bylaw, Reproductive and Child Health, Healthy Babies, Healthy Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Injury Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youth Initiatives, Chronic Disease Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer, Food Safety, Health Hazard, Emergency Planning, Safe Water, Dental Program, Control of Communicable and Infectious Disease, Pandemic Planning, Vaccine Preventable Disease and Rabies Control.

PFLAG Grey Bruce - 888-530-6777 ext. 570, and leave a message
A support group for friends and family of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, providing an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.  PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society, and education, to enlighten an ill-informed public in order to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

Jennifer Moser - Child and Family Support ProgramsSouthampton - 519-385-2572
A private practice counseling service, which provides individual and family support in their home and/or school.  Working with children, youth and their families, specializing in adolescent issues and relationships.  Services are covered under some employee assistance programs.

Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services - Owen Sound - 519-371-4773 or 1-800-567-2384
A child, youth and family service agency providing a range of individual, family and group programs at no charge for residents of Bruce and Grey Counties, covering the areas from Tobermory to Walkerton and Kincardine to Flesherton.  Provide services for children and youth under 18 years of age.

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868
A confidential, toll-free 24 hour helpline for troubled and abused young people from 4 to 23 years of age.  The service is completely anonymous and confidential.  Services include: counseling, referrals and Internet services for children and youth. Professional counselors provide immediate and caring support.

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youthline - 1-800-268-YOUTH
Provides services for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario.  Support is provided in a queer positive and non-judgmental atmosphere through telephone listening, information and referral services, and through complementary outreach.

M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource CentreOwen Sound - 1-866-202-2068
The centre provides services to the Owen Sound Urban Aboriginal population to promote mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well being.  Services for aboriginal and community youth are provided at the Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre.  Services promoting cultural and health programs focus on reclamation and understanding aboriginal cultures and practices to identify and attain positive life goals.  Services are free.

Pride and Prejudice Youth Group - Contact Joan Beecroft at 519-376-9420 ext. 1530
A support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.  The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 7-9 pm at the the Ginger Press in Owen Sound. 

Sexual Assault & Partner Abuse Care Centre - Owen Sound - 519-376-2121 ext. 2458
Service for people 12 years of age and older.  Services are based out of the Owen Sound Hospital with a team of nurses available 24/7 for sexual assault assessment.  Provides consultation and/or counseling to men and women who have been sexually assaulted/abused, or who are in an abusive relationship and to their families.  Counseling services are available in the community as well as the hospital.  Provide information/education to the public and non-profit organizations.

The Women’s Centre of Grey and Bruce Inc. - Crisis: 371-1600 (24h) - Admin: 376-0755
Provide support services to women in crisis and who have experienced sexual assault including safer shelter, short term affordable housing, 24 hour crisis line, counseling, information, advocacy, teen group program and community kitchen.  Services are free and confidential.  The centre promotes and supports an equal position for women in society.

Victim Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound Inc
Admin: 1-888-577-3111
Crisis: 376-9852
Hanover: 364-7817
Port Elgin: 389-5000
Owen Sound: 376-9317
Provides services for victims of crime and tragic circumstance including emotional support, practical assistance, and referrals for long term support.  Services are free and confidential.

Y Community & Employment Services - 1-800-265-3711
Hanover: 519-364-3163
Walkerton: 519-881-4606
Owen Sound: 519-371-9222
A non-profit organization that provides employment counseling, career exploration, assistance in finding a job, training opportunities and non-emergency housing support for youth and adults.

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey - Kincardine - 396-9814
Crisis: 1-800-265-3026 or 396-9655
Web Site:
A non-profit organization which assists women affected by abuse and provides free services including: safe, supportive shelter, for women and their children, 24 hour crisis line, peer support groups, children’s program, public speaking and community education.  Community counselling services are available in Chesley, Hanover, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Walkerton, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Markdale, Meaford and Durham.  Advocacy and referrals also available.

Cape Croker First Nation Addiction Awareness Centre - Cape Croker - 519-534-3710
Provides Cape Croker First Nation and community with youth activities/programs about addiction and prevention of alcohol and drugs. Some activities include: outings, evening programs, mentoring programs and summer camp programs.
Saugeen Drug and Alcohol - Southampton - 519-797-2882
Provides Saugeen First Nation with services to give up drinking and drug dependency.  Work to create awareness, acceptance and treatment of alcoholism.  Services include: self help groups, emergency transportation for detoxification purposes and referrals.  A youth worker is available on the reserve for youth 12 to 19 years of age.  Services are free.

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Last Modified: Mar 06, 2018
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