If you’re struggling with your relationships, your mental wellness, addictions or are in trouble with the law, help is out there and you’re not alone. WAYS is here to give you the information, opportunities and support you need to help make the right choices for yourself in all areas of your life.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario has lots of information for children and youth about mental health and what you can do if you are worried about you or a friend.
Mind Your Mind is an online community of youth and adult allies interested in reducing the stigma of mental illness and providing information and resources to youth, including tools to help maintain your wellness.
Kids Help Phone has tools and resources for kids and youth on topics like suicide, bullying, online safety and more.
Crisis and Intake Team (C-IT)
The Crisis and Intake Team (C-IT) offers crisis support and intake for child and youth mental health services. Services are available to children and youth under 18 in London-Middlesex and their parents. C-IT is the access point for WAYS’ Community Programs (London Middlesex). Call 519-433-0334
“Talk-in” Clinics: Walk-in youth mental health counselling
For youth aged 12 to 17 and/or their families concerned about substance abuse, bullying, anxiety, depression and general well-being
Craigwood Youth Services
520 Hamilton Road, London
Mondays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Last appointment at 5:00 p.m.
Westmount Family Centre
1019 Viscount Road, London
Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Last appointment at 5:00 p.m.
Family Centre Carling Thames
335 Belfield Street, London
Thursdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Last appointment at 5:00 p.m.
Whiteoaks Family Centre
565 Bradley Ave, London
Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Last appointment at 6:00 p.m.
London Mobile Crisis Team
The London Mobile Crisis Team provides in-person crisis response services for mental health emergencies for youth 16 and over.
Sexual Assault Centre of London
The Sexual Assault Centre of London has a 24-hour crisis line for anyone who has ever experienced sexual violence.
Addictions Services of Thames Valley
Addictions Services of Thames Valley provides assessment and treatment for anyone struggling with addiction.
Call 519-673-3242 to book an appointment or attend their Walk-In Intake (see website for locations and times)
Crisis and Community Support Program
WAYS’ Crisis and Community Support Program provides flexible, trauma-informed, individualized support to children and youth up to 18 and their families who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. 519-354-2065
24/7 crisis line for youth and their parents. 519-354-4095
Chatham-Kent Mental Health Crisis Line
The Canadian Mental Health Association in Lambton-Kent has a 24-hour crisis line for anyone in Lambton County and Kent County
Chatham Kent Mental Health Crisis Line: Phone 519-436-6100 or 1-866-299-7447
Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line: Phone 519-336-3445 or 1-800-307-4319
Chatham-Kent Children’s Services
Chatham-Kent Children’s Services (CKCS) offers counselling for all children and youth under 18 at no cost.
465 Grand Avenue
Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
The Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre providers free counselling for survivors of sexual assault.
519-354-8908, Crisis line – 519-354-8688
Chatham Kent Health Alliance Mental Health and Addictions Programs
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance provides individual support for those experiencing or affected by addictions, or experiencing disordered eating
519-351-6144 x 5051
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone offers professional support and information for children and youth 20 & under. Call the Canada-wide 24-hour crisis line or Live Chat online with counsellors.
On Your WAYS Up Fund
The On Your WAYS Up Fund is a scholarship fund available to current and former WAYS clients. If you are a full-time student (defined as 3 or more courses per semester) and registered at a Canadian college, university, trade school, apprenticeship or aesthetics program we encourage you to apply to our scholarship fund. Scholarship amounts can be up to $3,500 per youth, per academic year depending on the number of applications received.
For additional information and to make an application, contact Bob Flemington at 519-432-2209 x 3101
Mission Services of London
Mission Services of London offers 24 hour emergency shelter and meals for men and women aged 16 and over. Open 24 hours.
Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre
459 York Street
Rotholme Women & Family Shelter
42 Stanley Street
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope provides emergency shelter for male and female youth 16 years and up.
281 Wellington Street.
Women’s Community House
Women’s Community House offers emergency short term shelter, counselling and safety planning for women 16 and over experiencing abuse or violence.
101 Wellington Road and 450 Clarke Road
24-hour crisis line – 519-642-3000
YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) Cornerstone
YOU offers affordable housing to at risk youth in the community as well as other support services.
332 Richmond Street
226-777-0116 x 104
London Food Bank
The London Food Bank distributes food and food-related products to those requiring assistance.
926 Leathorne Street
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except Holidays)
Community Meal Calendar
Find free community meals available daily in London.
London InterCommunity Health Centre
The London InterCommunity Health Centre provides access to doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians and medical secretaries.
659 Dundas Street
1355 Huron Street, Unit 7
Middlesex-London Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic
The Middlesex-London Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic offers services for Sexually Transmitted Infections testing and birth control clinics, counselling and emergency contraception.
50 King Street
Homeless Response Line
The Homeless Response Line is a centralized “after-hours” point of contact for people, in crisis, experiencing emergency homelessness in Chatham-Kent.
Answered daily from 4:30pm to 8:00am Monday to Friday, and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays.
The Salvation Army
The Salavation Army provides assistance with food and housing, as well as a trusteeship program. Sevices are provided from multiple locations.
Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre
The Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre offers emergency shelter for women and support for women leaving abusive situations.
20 Sandys Street, Chatham
24-hour crisis hotline numbers:
Outreach for Hunger
Outreach for Hunger provides access to food and community meals/soup kitchens.
10 Wellington Street W., Chatham
AIDS Support Chatham-Kent
AIDS Support Chatham-Kent provides counseling, LGBT Youth groups, needle exchange programs.
67 Adelaide Street, South, Chatham
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic provides services for Sexually Transmitted Infection testing and low cost birth control.
177 King Street, East, Suite 2, Chatham
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Employment Resource Centre
YOU provides assistance with job seeking, including cover letter and resume writing and access to technology.
141 Dundas Street, London
Fanshawe Community Employment Services (CES)
Anyone who is between the ages of 15 and 29 can contact CES for information about the Youth Employment Fund, which provides funding for job re-training. CES also provides job search assistance.
Citi Plaza (355 Wellington Street) and 155 Clarke Road, London
Goodwill Career Centre
Goodwill offers assistance with job seeking, including groups, cover letter and resume writing, and access to technology.
255 Horton Street E and 1225 Wonderland Road North, London
Chatham-Employment Resource Centres
The Chatham-Employment Resource Centres provide assistance with job seeking, including cover letter and resume writing.
120 Wellington Street W. 1st Floor, Chatham
786 Dufferin Ave. 2nd Floor, Wallaceburg
Goodwill Career Centre, Chatham-Lambton-Kent
Goodwill provides assistance with job seeking, including groups, cover letter and resume writing, and access to technology.
300 Lacroix Street, Chatham
YETeam! – WAYS Youth Empowerment Team
YETeam! is a group of current and past WAYS clients and adult allies who meet biweekly to raise awareness of youth concerns in the agency and the greater community.
Glencairn Community Resource Centre
The Glencairn Community Resource Centre offers a variety of programs for children, youth and families including art, cooking and photography programs as well as volunteer connections.
244 Adelaide Street S., London
519-668-2745 x 241
Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre
The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre offers free drop in activities and organized clubs for youth 11 to 17.
550 Hamilton Road, London
South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre
The South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre offers drop in activities, music lessons, youth council and tutoring programs.
1119 Jalna Blvd., London
Youth Action Centre
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) runs a Youth Action Centre offering many drop-in centre programs to meet basic needs of youth.
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturdays from the 15th until the end of the month
141 Dundas Street, 2nd Floor, London
A.L.L. For Kids Program
The A.L.L. for Kids Program helps with the cost of registration for recreational activities in Chatham-Kent.
Chatham Kent Community Health Centres
The Chatham Kent Community Health Centres offer Youth Group programming including social skills, positive relationship building, drug and alcohol support and self-esteem building groups.
Young & Proud Chatham-Kent
Young & Proud is an open house support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning as well as allied youth ages 14 to 24.