Help and Support Services

Do you need some extra support or immediate help? The guidance office has information on many kinds of community support available to you.

As well, take a look at the following:

* Not sure what kind of help you need? Start here: Dial 2-1-1 to speak to a real person who will listen to your situation and help connect you to people who are willing to help.

* AIDS / Sexual Health Infoline: 1-800-686-7544 (anonymous information on safe sex, birth control options, etc.)

* Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-706-9833 (meetings for people coping with alcoholism) www.aa.org

* Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-888-364-1210 (emotional support, counselling, information and referrals)

* Centre for Employment and Learning: 519-357-4995 (walk-in job search centre, information about employment counselling and skills upgrading) www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

* Community Psychiatric Services: 519-357-1614 or  1-877-695-2524 (outpatient mental health programs that include therapy groups, individual counselling, eating disorder program) www.amgh.ca

* Crime Stoppers Hotline: 1-800-222-8477 (make an anonymous call if you have information about a crime that has been committed or is being planned. If the information you provide results in an arrest you could receive a reward of up to $1000)

* Huron County Health Unit: 1-877-837-6143 (dental services for children and youth who require urgent or essential dental treatment, programs to help you quit smoking, information about sexuality, pregnancy and birth control, access to pap testing, HPV vaccine, birth control, STI testing, pre-natal classes) www.huroncounty.ca/health/

* Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society: 1-800-265-5198 (free counselling for youth 16 and under and their parents) www.h-pas.ca

* Huron-Perth Crisis Intervention: 1-888-829-7484 (24 hour crisis counselling for people with emotional distress and / or mental illness) www.hpha.ca  http://hpcentre.on.ca/

* Huron Safe Homes for Youth: 1-800-361-1640 (confidential services for youth between the ages of 16-18, including temporary shelter, counselling, crisis intervention and support for pregant teens) www.huronsafehomes.com

* Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

* Legal Aid Ontario — Huron County: 519-524- 9612 (free information and advice on all types of legal matters)

*Mental Health and High School: (explore some of the issues related to being a teen and experiencing mental health problems and mental illness) http://www.cmha.ca/highschool/studentsH.htm

* Mental Health Services Information: 1-866-531-2600 (24 hour hotline for free, confidential, anonymous information and referral to local mental health services)

* Mind Your Mind: (a place for youth and emerging adults to access info, resources and tools during tough times) http://www.mindyourmind.ca

* Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-573-0920 www.na.org

* North Huron Community Food Share: 519-357-2277

* Ontario Provincial Police: 1-888-310-1122

* PFLAG Canada: 1-888-530-6777 (LGBTQ individuals, parents, friends and family members can get free confidential help and information) www.pflagcanada.ca

* Rural Abuse Helpline: 1-800-668-5094

* Salvation Army: 519-357-1387 (emergency accommodation)

* Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (a registered nurse will answer your call 24 hours a day for health advice and referrals to clinics and other resources)

* Victim Services: 1-866-863-4108 (trained crisis volunteers available anytime to offer assistance and emotional support to family members and victims of tragic circumstances including suicide, homicide, sudden death and accidents) www.victimservicesontario.ca

* Wes For Youth Online: 1-855-577-3737 (online private and confidential counselling for anyone who is being bullied, abused, neglected, has an addiction, or is struggling / feeling stressed) www.wesforyouthonline.ca

* Wingham Police: 519-357-1212

* www.youthspark.ca — a Huron County Health Unit website with information about sex, healthy eating and emotional health. It also features ‘Ask a Pro’ which lets you ask questions anonymously to a health care professional.

* www.unitedwayperthhuron.ca — Links to local information that will help you make the best decisions.

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