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About Us

With gratitude and appreciation, Starling Community Services acknowledges that we live and work within the traditional territory of the  Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples – land promised to Six Nations.

Who are We?

Serving the community for more than 20 years , Front Door is a great first step for families and young people who have concerns that relate to behavioural or emotional mental health. Front Door supports youth and parents of 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 to your concerns and help you access appropriate community services as necessary. We are your Front Door to service.

To see how we can help you, just call us for more information. If you would like an interpreter to accompany you on your visit to Front Door, please contact us so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Front Door is a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for people of all races, nationalities, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, abilities, and religions.

For youth 18 or over, please contact Here 24/7 for service.

Starling Community Services (formerly Lutherwood) is an accredited not-for-profit mental health organization with more than 50 years of experience providing children’s mental health treatment and other community programs to assist children, youth and families living in communities across Waterloo Region.

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