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Services that Maryvale families have found Helpful: Left click on the name of the resource and you will be taken to their webpage.

Children First:  Children First in Essex County partners with families and the community to provide individualized support for children (birth to 6 years) with developmental and/or mental health challenges, helping them reach their full potential through early identification, education, and clinical intervention.  Located at 3295 Quality Way – Suite 102, Windsor, ON N8T 3R9.  Telephone: (519) 250-1850

Family Respite Services Windsor – Essex:  A Windsor-Essex community organization that works with families caring for children under the age of eighteen who have intellectual, physical and mental health disabilities. We facilitate the provision of respite services that contribute to:  The sustaining and enriching of a family’s quality of life and seek the fullest participation of the child in the community.  Located at 3295 Quality Way Unit 101A, Windsor, ON N8T 3R9.  Telephone: (519) 972-9688

Help Link Access Services for Children, Youth, and Families is the central access point for all children’s mental health and associated services for Windsor-Essex. Help Link provides information, referral services, and service coordination to families who have require assistance in navigating local community services for children and youth. Help Link is also involved in the coordination of Community Triple P Parenting, organization of Community Case Conferences, completing Case Resolution processes, and accessing to services outside Windsor-Essex (e.g., CPRI, Regional Mental Health – Adolescent Unit).  Located at 3901 Connaught Street Windsor, ON N9C 4H4.  Telephone:  (519) 257-5288

The Inn of Windsor was established to provide a community based residential care program to serve females 13 up to age of 18 years, as well as an independent living program for males and females 16 up to age 21 years who are in need of community supports.  Located at 1687 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor, ON N8Y 1C8.  Telephone:  (519) 252-7768

The John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC) provides specialized pediatric therapy services to approximately 2,700 children and youth each year from birth to 21 years who reside in Essex County. Services are funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth and are provided free of charge for residents of Ontario.  Services are provided to children who experience difficulty with everyday activities like crawling and walking, feeding, hand function and communicating as well as those with developmental disabilities, orthopedic impairments, and complex chronic illnesses. Difficulties can be due to neurological, developmental, musculoskeletal or other physical or health reasons.  Individuals, parents or legal guardians, physicians and other community agencies can make a referral by completing a referral form on our website or by calling.  Located at the 3945 Matchette Rd, Windsor, ON N9C 4C2.  Telephone:  (519) 252-7281

The Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor – Essex County (LDAWE) is a chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO). The organization was reactivated in 1993 by a small group of concerned parents and professionals in the Windsor – Essex County area, who were committed to improving the quality of life for learning disabled individuals. In 2001, a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant was received to open a resource and support centre. In February 2004, the organization received its Charitable Status from the Canadian government. The local activities of the organization are governed by a volunteer board of directors, who follow the policies of LDAO.  Located at 3945 Matchette Rd, Windsor, Ontario N9C 4C2  Telephone:  (519) 252-7889

Leone Residence:  A 6 bed residential treatment facility for adolescent females (ages 11-17 years) experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or psychiatric disorders.  Intake referrals through Children’s Aid Society.  Located at Kildare Rd. and Brant St. (1 block north of Wyandotte St E).  Telephone:  (519) 256-5274

Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH):  PCMH offers chapters across the Province to provide support groups, and peer to peer assistance with finding resources appropriate for your family. The local chapter of PCMH offers a support group to parents of children, teens and adults with mental health challenges.  Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of most months at the Regional Children’s Centre (Glengarda Building), 3900 Connaught Street, Windsor at 1-2:30 pm (no children please).  For more information about Parents for Children’s Mental Health, please visit www.pcmh.ca.  Contact Windsor Essex Chapter Leader, Karen Wilson at kar4cmh@gmail.com.

The Regional Children’s Centre (RCC) is an accredited children’s mental health centre serving children and adolescents who are dealing with social, emotional, developmental, and/or behavioural issues, and their families. The Centre offers a variety of crisis stabilization, diagnostic, assessment, treatment, and consultative services designed to promote healthy functioning of children, youth, and their families within the home, school, and community. The Centre offers on-site out-patient and residential services and community based programs.  Located at 3896 Connaught Ave, Windsor, ON N9C 4H4.  Telephone: (519) 257-5215

Walk In Clinic at RCC:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Teen Health Centre/Windsor Essex Community Health Centre:  Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit, community-governed organizations that provide primary health care, health promotion and community development services, using interdisciplinary teams of health providers. These teams often include physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, health promoters, counsellors and others who are paid by salary, rather than through a fee-for-service system.  Located at 1585 Ouellette Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 1K5. Telephone:  (519)-253-8481

The Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society (WECAS):  A Children’s Aid Society (CAS) works in each community to provide help and support to children and their families. It is mandated to uphold Child & Family Services Act (CFSA) and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society is responsible for investigating all allegations of child abuse, including neglect, while also providing protection services to children, youth and their families residing in Essex County.  Located at 671 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor, ON N8Y 5B5.  Telephone:  (519) 252-1171

If your child is at immediate risk to harm self or others, please proceed to the Emergency Room at: 

Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus (age 0-15)

Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus (age 16+)

We R Kids and Youth Mental Health website:  http://werkidsmentalhealth.ca/

Naseeha is a Mental Health Youth Hotline, and so much more.

“7 days a week we answer calls from around the world from Muslim and non-muslims. Naseeha Mental Health has been a great bridge for individuals who are going through life’s challenges. Where hope is lost, Naseeha is found. We provide a safe zone for youths and individuals to talk and get the help they need. We provide workshops to youth across North America, web therapy sessions, and offer texting mental health support 7 days a week.”



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