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FUNDING

Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant -Local Health Integrated Network


MEMBERSHIPS

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario


INFORMATION

Drug & Alcohol Helpline

Mental Health Helpline

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

211 Information Niagara – Call 24/7


MEETINGS & DETOX

Alcoholics Anonymous of Niagara

Narcotics Anonymous of Niagara

Men’s and Women’s Withdrawal Management Services


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

In addition to our core services, the agency has responded to emerging needs and special populations by offering the following specific programs either alone or through partnership agreements with other agencies.

PANIC ANXIETY DISORDER GROUP

A ten week cognitive-behavioural group for clients suffering from this disorder, many of whom have a co-occurring substance use problem. This program is co-delivered by the Community Mental Health Program, Regional Niagara Public Health Department and COMMUNITY ADDICTION SERVICES OF NIAGARA. Referrals are made to the Community Mental Health Program.

ADULT CUSTODY FACILITIES

A counsellor provides assessment, treatment planning and discharge services for soon to be released incarcerated adults at the Niagara Detention Centre on a bi-weekly basis. This pre-release contact is intended to prepare and facilitate client transition to community-based treatment.

ONTARIO WORKS

CASON and the regional municipality of Niagara have collaborated to establish and provide addiction services to residents of the Niagara region who are receiving social assistance and related services. A CASON counsellor, working on-site at the Ontario Works offices in St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls can provide a range of addiction services to clients referred by OW Intensive Case Managers.

Ontario Works – Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities

School-Based Programs

Service to secondary students is provided on-site at several schools in the Niagara Region on a regular basis. School personnel, family members and youth themselves can request an appointment with the COMMUNITY ADDICTION SERVICES OF NIAGARA youth counsellor. Services are provided in either individual or group contexts. Educational groups for ‘high-risk’ students designed to increase knowledge and induce positive choices through interactive and thought-provoking activities are provided at the request of school personnel.

Freshstart

A counsellor provides on-site services one day/week to the two Freshstart Programs, part of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s effort to assist students with expulsion/suspension issues.

StreetWorks

In partnership with StreetWorks, an AIDS Niagara program, a COMMUNITY ADDICTION SERVICES OF NIAGARA counsellor accompanies a worker on the mobile unit one evening weekly. Collaboration provides health teaching, harm reduction supplies, support and counselling to the drug using and street-involved populations. Office Hours #905-984-8684, Street Works Van #905-328-6715

Positive Living Niagara

Gillian’s Place

The Raft Hostel Shelter

Start Me Up Niagara

The Hope Centre – Welland On

Women’s Place of South Niagara

John Howard/Youth hub

Niagara Region Native Centre

YWCA of Niagara

Niagara Falls CHC

Niagara Health System


COMMUNITY AGENCIES

Distress Centre Niagara 24/7 Line

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP PLEASE CALL THE 24 HOUR LINE:

  • St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Area – 905-688-3711
  • Port Colborne, Wainfleet, and Area – 905-734-1212
  • Fort Erie and Area – 905-382-0689
  • Grimsby, West Lincoln – 905-563-6674

Community Cares of St. Catharines & Thorold – Housing and Food Bank

Community Mental Health Program – Niagara Region

Family & Children’s Services Niagara

Contact Niagara – Children’s & Developmental Services

Pathstone Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Niagara

United Way of St. Catharines

COAST Niagara – 24/7 Line for Mental Health Concerns

Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition

Wayside House of St. Catharines

Arid Group Homes

Design for a New Tomorrow

Segue Clinic (Methadone)

Willow Arts Community

Distress & Crisis Ontario Chat and Text services are for everyone, regardless of your age, issues or concerns. Just text SUPPORT to 258258

SHELTERS

The Raft Hostel Shelter

Southridge Community Church and Emergency Shelter

The Salvation Army St. Catharines

Safe Beds Niagara – Mental Health Shelter


SCHOOLS

District School Board of Niagara

Niagara Catholic District School Board

Niagara College

Brock University