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Please contact Maryvale at 519-258-0484 and ask for intake if you are interested in any of our services.

Call in line: 519-419-1397  – We offer single session phone services to youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old and their families in Windsor and Essex County. The service will operate from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekly. One of our therapists will respond.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, are not feeling safe, or experiencing suicidal thoughts, please seek crisis services as follows:

Crisis Services

For youth up to 15 years of age, please go to Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus – Emergency Department – 1995 Lens Avenue.

For youth 16+ years of age, please go to Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus – Emergency Department – 1030 Ouellette Avenue.

In Leamington: For youth up to 18 years, please go to Erie Shores Healthcare – 194 Talbot Street West

Additional resources:

Indigenous Youth (24/7) 1-855-242-3310

Black Youth Helpline (9-10 pm) 1-416-285-9444

LGBT Youth-line (Sunday to Friday: 4 pm to 9:30 pm) 1-800-266-9688

Trans Lifeline (24/7) 1-877-330-6366

Kids Help Phone (24/7) 1-800-668-6868


School Information Update – The Government of Ontario has made an announcement that Ontario students are to resume in person learning on Monday January 17th 2022

Land Acknowledgement

PREFACE – A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on and a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial

We acknowledge that we are on land and surrounded by water, originally inhabited by Indigenous Peoples who have travelled this area since time immemorial.  This territory is within the lands honoured by the Wampum Treaties; agreements between the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Lenni , Lenape and allied Nations to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.  Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the presence of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi and Huron/Wendat) Peoples.  We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture while remaining committed to moving forward respectfully with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Nous tenons à reconnaître l’histoire de ces terres ou notre village est situé.  Elles font partie depuis des milliers d’années du territoire traditionnel  de la Confédération des Trois Feux, formée des nations Ojibwé, Odawa et Potawatomi.  Nous sommes reconnaissants de pouvoir travailler, apprendre, et vivre sur ce territoire.

Welcome to Maryvale

Mother and Daughter

Who We Are

Maryvale is a Children’s Mental Health treatment centre where children and teens experiencing very serious emotional and psychological distress can receive therapy and assistance from a team of experts.

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Our Mission

Maryvale improves the quality of life for youth and families experiencing mental health distress in Windsor/Essex and Chatham/Kent.

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Our History

Maryvale began in 1929 when five sisters of the Roman Catholic Order of the Good Shepherd established a home in Windsor for young women and girls in social and spiritual need.

At Maryvale, we help young people and their families who, for a variety of reasons, are in serious emotional or psychological distress and are not doing well emotionally and mentally in their thinking about themselves and others. They may be highly anxious, depressed, suicidal, feeling worthless and hopeless, or they have lost their willingness to care about others. They may be dealing with debilitating learning disabilities.

Some students attend Maryvale during the day for school while others attend for counselling only to sort out some areas of distress they are facing.

We will make every effort to provide services in French . Des services en français sont disponibles.

Bienvenue à Maryvale

À Maryvale, nous aidons les jeunes gens et leur famille qui, pour diverses raisons, traversent une période de détresse émotionnelle ou psychologique et de perturbation affective et mentale en ce qui concerne la perception qu’ils ont d’eux-mêmes et des autres. Ils peuvent être très anxieux, déprimés, suicidaires; se sentir inutiles et sans espoir ou avoir renoncé à toute forme d’empathie envers leur entourage. Ils peuvent être affectés de troubles d’apprentissage débilitants

Certains étudiants fréquentent l’école à Maryvale durant le jour alors que d’autres participent aux programmes parascolaires ou de week-end. D’autres assistent uniquement aux sessions de counseling dans le but de démêler certaines zones conflictuelles auxquelles ils sont confrontés.

Leamington Office

Walk In Clinic and Outpatient Services located at:
Office of the South Essex Community Council
Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre (formerly known as the Sherk Centre)

249 Sherk Street, Leamington, Ontario
Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Belle River Office

Outpatient by appointment only services are located at:
Atlas Tube Centre
447 Renaud Line Road, Belle River, Ontario
Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Essex Office

Outpatient by appointment only services are located at:
Essex Centre Sports Complex
60 Fairview Avenue W., Essex, Ontario
Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Please contact Maryvale at 519-258-0484 and ask for intake if you are interested in any of our services in Leamington, Belle River and Essex.




HDGH and Maryvale Adolescent Services introduce the Family Navigation Program

As Windsor-Essex’s Lead Agency of Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) is charged with local system planning in collaboration with its five core service provider agencies, Children First, HDGH’s Regional Children’s Centre, Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, Family Respite Services and Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre (WeCHC) that serve children and youth under 18 years of age.

Together, our teams have been focused on improving outcomes through building system capacity, quality initiatives that improve access and navigation along with ensuring a common experience for all children, young people and their families when it comes to mental health and addiction services in our region.

Today, we are happy to announce partners HDGH’s Regional Children’s Centre (RCC) and Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services have co-developed the Family Navigation Program, a system resource helping underserved youth and their families connect and navigate the often complex local mental health system. The Family Navigation team is made up of a Navigators, one from each organization, working with youth and families who have historically experienced barriers to accessing mental health care.

As one of the most culturally diverse regions in Canada, our Navigators will work directly with community agencies like yours, getting to know your teams as well as the members of the community you serve.  They will act as problem solvers and guides helping underserved youth and their families overcome their perceived barriers through establishing trust, communication, and relationship building while liaising with other providers to assists in identifying appropriate referrals and next steps.

If you haven’t already met our Family Navigators Lisa LaRocque and Daniel Nehmetallah, they will be connecting through community outreach meeting our children, youth and their families where they are, in trusted locations familiar to them. If you would like to have Lisa and/or Daniel visit your agency, please call RCC at 519-257-5437 (KIDS) or Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services at 519-258-0484 during hours of operation.

Together, we continue to make progress towards a more connected, accessible, inclusive and equitable Child and Youth Mental Health System in Windsor Essex and recognize the increased need to make a difference across the lifespan in the lives of our community’s young people by not only intervening early but also in trusted and understood environments.  By means of establishing this trust, building relationships and forming connections, our teams are excited and honoured to work with our partner agencies, understanding the unique needs, values, beliefs and traditions of your community directly by your community.

You can learn more about Lisa, Daniel and the Family Navigation program by visiting www.hdgh.org/FamilyNavigation