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Welcome to Front Door

We are your starting point for accessing child and youth mental health services and supports in Waterloo Region.

Since you are here, you are likely experiencing a difficult, confusing and challenging time. We can help. We work with parents/caregivers, children and youth (up to their 18th birthday) who are struggling with life’s challenges such as emotions, behaviours, relationships and mental health. We listen, offer support and can help you identify next steps including access to other services. To see how we can help you, click on one of the options below or just walk in during our walk-in times (first come first serve).

Zero2Six Consultations for 2019

December 20, 2018 Is your child age six or younger and experiencing or at risk of developing social, emotional, behavioural and/or mental health challenges? We offer a one-hour confidential consultation service. The focus of the parent consultation may include sleep, toileting, social and emotional development, behavioural challenges, and /or parenting strategies. Click here for more information.

Front Door Events

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    Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop Part 2

    Part 2 provides parents and caregivers with more hands-on activities and practice in the implementation of strategies to support children and youth from a trauma-informed perspective.

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  • What's Up Wilmot Feb workshop
    Raising Your LGBTQ+ Child/Teen, What’s Up Wilmot

    This workshop is designed to address the unique challenges that may face the LGBTQ2+ family.

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About Front Door

Carizon Family and Community Services and Lutherwood have combined resources to offer Front Door – a great first step for families and young people who have concerns that relate to behavioural or emotional mental health concerns.

"I wish I had come sooner. This was very helpful as we came up with a plan that will help. The staff were very kind, listened to me and created a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. Thank you." Parent