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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 at Langs- We have moved!

September 4, 2019

Coming to see us at the Langs location?

You can now find us in the Youth Wellness Hub located on the 2nd floor- North side of the building. This is left at the top of the stairs.

We are excited to be a part of this space and look forward to seeing you there!

Front Door Events

  • Self Esteem for Youth

    In this workshop for youth you will learn about: – Body image – Positive/negative self talk – Role of the media – Resiliency & strategies to use – Group participation in activities, games and discussions In a relaxing, safe and inclusive environment

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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