Parental Support Programs
Residential & Community Programs & Services
Below are the following links:
- Community Services Coordination Network (CSCN)
- Western Area Youth Services (W.A.Y.S)
- Craigwood Youth Services
- Learning Disabilities Association
- LIFE*SPIN Back Pack Program
- Madame Vanier Children's Services
- Child & Parent Resource Institute
For a child or youth with complex needs to access support services in London, a parent, guardian or case manager must call:
- The key function of CSCN is to coordinate access to various services and supports for adults with a developmental disability, and for children and adolescents with complex needs that may require a response from more than one service provider. CSCN does not provide direct services.
750-171 Queens Ave
London, ON N6A 5J7
Toll free: 1-877-480-2726/ Fax:1-877-462-1509
- WAYS helps children, youth, and families discover their unique strengths and reach their full potential. Our mandate includes residential, non-residential, and justice programs supporting all age groups, including adults, in London, Chatham, and other communities in Southwestern Ontario.
714 York St.
24 hr. Crisis: 519-433-0334
- Craigwood provides both residential and community programs for youth ages 12-18, dealing with issues pertaining to emotional/mental health, drugs and alcohol, anger management, etc. Early intervention services, and family counseling, also available. Entry into residential programs are arranged through CSCN. Tel: 519-438-4783.
520 Hamilton Rd
CRISIS LINE: 519-433-0334
- This organization offers a resource centre and tutoring for children with learning disabilities. There is usually a waiting list for tutors. Costs include membership and tutoring fees. The membership fee must be paid; however, the tutoring fees can be waived.
303 Richmond Street Unit 205,
London, ON N6B 2H8
Tel: 519-438-6213 x21
Open: Monday-Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday by appointment
- Works with emotionally disturbed children and youth 0-14 years old. Referrals are taken from parents, doctors, court, CAS, etc.
871 Trafalgar St.
- They provide specialized, trauma-responsive mental health and developmental services to achieve best possible outcomes for Ontario’s children and youth.
- Services include Assessment, Consultation, Treatment, Research and Education
- The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) provides a variety of highly specialized services to children and youth 0 – 18 years of age (and families) with complex mental health and/or developmental challenges. Services include assessment, treatment, consultation, education and research. They provide outpatient services to clients who come for scheduled appointments here at CPRI. They also provide service to clients in their own community. Community services are scheduled similar to scheduled appointments but do occur in the client's community.
They also have 7 residential units on site where they provide residential services. Residential units vary by bed capacity (from 6 to 12), age, sex and needs of clients served on the unit. They provide residential services on a short term basis so children/youth are out of their home community for the least amount of time possible.There are no costs for programs. However, live-in programs are arranged through CSCN.
600 Sanitorium Road
Toll Free: 1-877-494-2774
- Education, support and outreach offered to children and their families. Child Reach offers a variety of workshops to help parents. Call or look online to find out what is currently available. There is a fee for workshops, however, subsidies are sometimes available for low-income families---just let them know that you need one.
- Child Reach also runs a toy library http://childreach.on.ca/toy-library/
Parent/Child Resource Centre
265 Maitland St.