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RESOURCES: Youth

Programs and Help Lines

Kids Help Phone

call: 1-800-668-6868

text: 686868

Muskoka Victim Services (MVS) provides emotional and practical support to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.  MVS works with other community organizations to help navigate and connect you with short and long term supports, dependent on your needs. 

1-844-762-9945 

email: mvs@muskokavs.ca

 

Muskoka Women's Shelters and Services/Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group (MWAG) (www.mwag.caOperates two, 24-hour anti-violence crisis shelters for abused women and their children. Both shelters offer court support, accompaniment, education outreach and Children’s Voices; a program that offers children and moms the opportunity to learn about abuse and related topics without violence. Chrysalis also offers supportive transitional housing units for vulnerable women.

Muskoka Interval House Bracebridge, ON

(705) 645-4461

Chrysalis Huntsville, ON

(705)-789-8488

 

Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services provides crisis counselling and long term therapy to all genders 16+ who’ve experienced sexual violence. You can reach us 24/7 through the helpline 1 800 461-2929 or visit www.mpssas.org  to access our online safe support chat. We also provide public education.

text-to-intake: (705) 394-4089

call: (705) 646-2122

 

Elizabeth Fry: Rural and Remote Community Programs offers core Community Programs including: Emotions Management, Grief and Loss, Anti-Theft, Healthy Relationships, and Substance Use and Harm Reduction. Programs are offered to youth and adults 14 years of age and over throughout the Muskoka region. Individuals can be referred from community agencies, courts, parole, probation offices, and health care providers.

call/text: (705) 641-9945

email: randr1@elizabethfrysociety.com

 

Elizabeth Fry: Muskoka Youth Trustee Program supports youth, 16 or 17 years old, who can no longer live with a parent or guardian, apply for financial benefits through Ontario Works,. Worker. While enrolled in the Youth Trustee Program, your Trustee Worker will assist you with program requirements, referrals to other agencies, housing searches, access to the food bank, job readiness, and other resources.

call/text: (705) 644-9748

email: mytw@elizabethfrysociety.com

 

MiND-AID provides free Mental Health Care System Navigation and Support to Young People (and their guardians) who reside in Muskoka.  Staff Navigators help explain and make connections to service providers and resources and can provide a link to funding for private therapeutic services in some cases as well.  

call: 1 844 MINDAID (646 3243)

email: navigator@mindaidmuskoka.com

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions – Children’s Mental Health is an integrated agency providing child protection services and, in the Muskoka region only, Children’s Mental Health Services. We are available to families, children and youth up to the age of 18. Youth 12 years or older can attend on their own and receive service.

https://familyconnexions.ca/cymh-programs

 

call: 705-645-4426 ext. 6270

 

Métis Nation of Ontario: Métis Family Wellbeing Program provides a variety of family specific programming to help address the needs of Métis families who are working to heal from violence, have children who are in the care of family services, or have youth who are involved in the justice system. The MFWB program also offers educational gatherings which are open to the community, the MFWB program supports both Métis and non-Métis/non-indigenous clients.

Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinator: Caitlyn Morris 

call: (705) 394-4103

email: caitlynm@metisnation.org 

 

Muskoka Crown Attorney’s office

call: (705) 645-2411

email: EService.Bracebridge.Crowns@ontario.ca

 

Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) like the Crown Attorney’s office is part of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and responds to the needs of victim/witnesses after criminal charges have been laid. The Program gives priority to those who have been victims of Domestic Violence, Child abuse, Physical and Sexual, Sexual Assault, Criminal Harassment, Elder Abuse, Hate Crime, Human Trafficking, Impaired Causing Death and Homicide. VWAP’s role is to provide practical and emotional support through liaison and submission of victim in put to the crown attorney, provision of information relating to court dates, court preparation and support throughout the criminal court process.

call: (705) 645-3516

 

The Regional Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (SADVTC) & The Regional Centre for Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect (RCSCAN)

  • To provide acute (up to 12 days post assault) and non-acute (after 12 days and up to 30 days) medical forensic services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • To provide follow-up care and counselling.

  • To collaborate with other regional Emergency Departments to ensure survivors are supported regardless of where they seek services.

  • To collaborate with community services to ensure survivors are well supported.

call: 1-877-377-7438 or (705) 327-9155

Canadian Mental Health Association Muskoka-Parry Sound

www.cmhamps.ca

  • Provides mental health and addiction services – variety of different programs

  • Intake staff will assist in determining what services will best meet your needs

 

Muskoka 24/7 crisis number: 1-888-893-8333

call: 1-800-245-5036

 

My plan – safety planning     

 

HOPE – suicide prevention   

 

Mindshift – Healthy Thinking    

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