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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).

Quick Access Closure- Today January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020

Please note, we are closing today at 12pm at the Kitchener location 1770 King St. E. due to the weather. Please stay safe and contact us if there is anything we can do to help you. Take good care.

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Front Door Events

  • Managing Anxiety for Youth

    The workshop is intended for youth aged 12 to 18 wishing to better understand anxiety and how to cope with it. You will learn: -What is anxiety? -How does the fight, flight or freeze response affect us? -What is the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? -Strategies to cope with anxiety -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based […]

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  • Front Door Info Session and Tour- For Community Partners

    Do you work with children and youth?   Are you interested in learning more about Front Door? Join us for an info session and tour.    

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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