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Mental Health & Addictions Services in Huron and Perth

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Great General Resources

Connect Youth – Perth Huron
Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team

This program provides a 24-hour crisis phone service. Seven day per week crisis assessments, brief crisis therapy, and crisis education available in all eight emergency departments in Huron-Perth.

Phone: 1-888-829-7484

Choices For Change

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre is an incorporated, charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Phone: 519-271-6730
Toll Free: 1-877-218-0077
Jackie Parkin: ext. 206

Children’s Aid Society Huron/Perth (Stratford)

Phone: 519-271-5290
Toll Free: 1-800-668-5094

Huron Perth Centre Mental Health Services

We are a counselling service for children and youth who may be struggling with mental health issues  We see children, youth up to the age of 18 and their families.

Phone: (519) 273-3373 ext. 2221

Kids’ Help Line

  • Phone counselling 1-800-668-6868 
  • Web counselling
  • Free 24/7
  • For ages 20 & under
  • Anonymous & Confidential
  • Non-judgemental


Ontario Mental Health Helpline

The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario.

Phone: 1-866-531-2600

Perth Health Line:

Provides health information for parents, students, school staff and the general public in Perth.  A Public Health Nurse can help answer questions about infectious disease, parenting, child health, pregnancy, immunization, healthy eating, quitting smoking, safe water and food, community resources, and much more!

Available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
All information is confidential and shared only with client consent .

Phone: 1-888-221-2133 ext.3267

Sexual Health Clinic

Birth control, sexual health and pregnancy information.

Phone: 1-877-271-7348 ext. 779

Optimism Place (Women’s Shelter), Stratford

Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services  is a Perth County shelter for women who are suffering abuse of any kind: physical, sexual, emotional or mental.

24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-271-5550
Toll Free Line: 1-800-265-8598
Regular Office Hours: 519-271-5310

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink provides Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, basic needs,
support, community aid and advocacy services.

Phone: (519) 272-2294


CrimeStoppers of Huron Perth seeks to involve the public, the media and the police in the fight against crime.

Phone: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

Other Community Links

Ontario Provincial Police: (519) 393-6123
Partners in Employment: (519) 272-1946 –
Drug and Alcohol Helpline (Connex Ontario): 1-800-565-8603 – Website