The services and resources listed below are available for residents in our region. Don’t forget to visit 211 to find more resources!
- Financial and employment assistance
- Financial assistance includes:
- Support for those caring for a minor child to whom they are not related
- Vision, dental, and other benefits
- Immediate financial assistance is available for those with immediate needs
- Rent supplement or housing allowance
- Funds to help with home repairs
- Funds to aid in constructing a second suite in order to create more affordable housing in the County
- Financial support for those at risk of losing their housing or electricity because they are in arrears
- Short-term overnight shelter for those who are homeless
- Residential care housing for low income, vulnerable seniors and those with special needs
- Shelter for adult men (21+), including services such as food, laundry, showers, and computers
- Collaborates with Barrie Housing Support Services to help find more stable housing
- Three separate shelters for families, males (27+), and male youth (under 27) in Newmarket
- Assists with searching for housing and connecting with landlords.
- Provides counseling and case management
- Emergency shelter for youth ages 16-24, as well as transitional housing
- Option to speak to a youth worker if needed
- Provides necessary items such as clothing, toothbrush, and toothpaste, etc.
- Provides drop-in health care clinic once per week for homeless youth
- Shelter for women and their children, with each family receiving their own room to sleep in, as well as shared spaces
- Collaborates with the Safe Pet Program for those who want to take their pets with them
- Also offers transitional housing, legal assistance, support groups, and a crisis telephone line
- Good resource for women planning to leave abusive situations.
- Shelter for women coming from the legal system, mental health system, homelessness, etc.
- Emergency shelter, transitional housing, drop-in services, and aftercare for women, located in Newmarket
- Detox centre for those 16+ to safely withdrawal from substances
- Methadone and Suboxone treatment for those experiencing opioid addiction
- Allows you to search for addiction treatment in Ontario by type of service, location, targeted population, and targeted gender.
- Provides a variety of mental health services to youth and adults in-person and over the phone
- Assertive Community Treatment Teams provide comprehensive and community-based support
- Bounce Back provides support for depression/anxiety over the phone by working through exercises meant to address specific issues
- Mental Health and Justice programs supporting those with mental illness in the criminal justice system
- Many other programs
CMHA York and South Simcoe-Youth Services
- Choices Program: 10-week program for teens to encourage positive decision-making.
- MOBYSS: Mobile walk-in clinic so youth can access care in different areas of the community; includes nursing assessments, counseling, pregnancy/STI testing, etc.
- Youth Wellness Program: Provides individual and group counseling, as well as psychoeducational groups for youth.
- Provides assistance and training for career changes, returning to work, working with a disability, and searching for a job in general
- Assists with job training and searching
- Drop-in centres for play/social engagement
- Registered programs for specific age groups with activities designed to engage and encourage learning and encourage the development of motor skills
- A variety of parenting programs including nutrition, raising resilient children, discipline, etc.
- Developmental assessment and referral to appropriate services
- Financial support for childcare for low-income families
- Provides a variety of mental health services to youth: walk-in clinics, group counseling, outreach for teens, etc. They also work alongside schools to provide services.
- Provides community-based individual, group, and family counseling
- Works with Ontario Autism Program to provide services for youth with autism
- Works with youth experiencing mental health issues in the criminal justice system
- Provides childcare services
- Locations in: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Barrie, Alliston and more
- Support and programs for children who may be experiencing issues that will affect their development:
- Preschool speech and language
- Occupational therapy
- Infant hearing
- Blind low vision
- Feeding clinic
- Neonatal follow-up clinic
- Programs for children and teens who have experience the loss of a loved one or who have a loved one with a terminal illness
- Programs for parents who have lost a child
- Programs for parents who have lost spouse/life partner and are raising a child under 18