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COVID-19 Update: Face to face services resumed Jul 28, 2020.

Counselling is offered in person/phone or by video for most programs. Staff continue to be in contact with developmental service clients. Walk-in mental health clinics (Mon in Mount Forest - call for appointment, Tue in Harriston - call for appointment, Wed in Guelph - in-person walk in, and Thu in Fergus - in-person walk in. For appointments, call 519-824-2431.

Distress Line is available 7 days a week, 8 am-10 pm: 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760

Individual, couple, and family counselling:
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): confidential counselling and referral services for employees and their families
  • Service coordination / case management services for people with a developmental disability and autism spectrum disorder across the age continuum
  • Access Information and Referral - AIR- intake for children's developmental services for Guelph and Wellington County

Support Groups

  • Breaking Free - children who have witnessed family violence
  • Child and Youth Sexual Assault Team (CYSAT) - children who have been sexually abused, and youth at risk for sexually offending
  • High Conflict Communication - separating or divorcing families to foster good communication with children and develop a parenting plan

Men and Women:
  • Partner Assault Response Program - for people who perpetrate violence
  • men's and women's groups - people surviving childhood sexual abuse
  • trauma counselling and support groups
  • women who have experienced domestic violence
  • member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Consultation and Training:
Employers and community groups with respect to interpersonal work-related issues, stress, parenting, problem solving, conflict management and other areas where personal issues        impact work and family life. (EAP)

**Satellite offices in Mount Forest, Fergus and Harriston
Closed from Christmas Day through New Years Day
Counselling services: no restrictions
Access Information and Referral for Developmental Services (AIR): children and youth 17 years and younger with developmental disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Application Process
Quick Access Walk-In service for therapeutic counselling. Appointment required for other services.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm, Fri 9 am-5 pm
* alternate Sat 9 am-2 pm

Quick Access Walk-In Counselling Service Wed 1 pm-7 pm
Board meetings bi-monthly, fourth Tue of alternating months for approximately two hours, Sep-Jun
Committee work during months that the Board does not meet
519-824-2431 ext 10
519-824-2431 ext 12
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20 Shelldale Cres
Guelph, ON, N1H 1C8
Intersection: Dawson Rd and Willow Rd;
Guelph-North West
English, Interpretative Services
- Service - Many funded programs at no cost to residents of Guelph and Wellington County who meet admission requirements.- Subsidized rate available for many services as per sliding fee scale based on household income and family size. - Hourly rate for individual, couple, or family counselling is $140 per one hour session.
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(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
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Last Updated On
September 19, 2021