If you have mental health and/or addiction concerns and want to improve your wellness, independence, and quality of life, we can help.
If you are feeling down, worried, or stressed and are ready to make a positive change, you can talk one-on-one with our friendly, qualified counsellors at our weekly Free Walk-In Counselling service:
Milton: Mondays – The John Howard Society, 191 Main Street East
Burlington: Tuesdays – St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line
Oakville: Wednesdays – CMHA Halton Region Branch, 1540 Cornwall Road
Georgetown: Thursdays – Hillsview Active Living Centre, 318 Guelph Street (back of building)
Hours: 1 pm to 7 pm in all locations (last appointment begins at 7 pm)
No appointment necessary. First come, first served. Ages 16+.
Please note that Free Walk-In Counselling will be closed from Monday, December 25th, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Funded in part by
The Oakville Community Foundation donation is from The Neil L. Smith Memorial Fund and The Woodward/Noble Family Fund and MacDonald Family Foundation and The Lui Family Foundation (funds held within the Oakville Community Foundation).
We can help you manage symptoms in positive ways, get the right care, find a place to live, make healthy choices, and connect to others who can help. We call this Case Management. Our staff can meet with you in the community, in your home, or in our offices. We call this the Community Support Program. We also provide special support if:
- You have both a mental health concern and an addiction concern. We call this the Community Concurrent Disorders Program. It is provided in partnership with ADAPT (Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Program), PAARC (Peel Addiction and Assessment Referral Centre), and Trillium Health Partners.
- You have both a mental health concern and a developmental and/or intellectual disability. We call this the Dual Diagnosis Program.
- You have a mental health and/or addiction concern and are involved in the criminal justice system, we can help you get the services you need and connect you with others who can help. We call this Justice Services.
- You are accused of an offence, we can help you be diverted from the justice system and get the mental health and/or addictions help you need. If it is a more serious charge, we can help you get the mental health and/or addictions support you need while you are in the midst of court proceedings, such as the community treatment court. Our staff can meet with you in the community, in your home, or in our offices. We call this Court Support.
- You are in a correctional facility, we can help you reintegrate back into the community in a safe and supportive manner. We call this Release from Custody.
Do you need more information on mental health, addictions, and services to promote improved health and well-being? Whether you are a person who has mental health and/or addiction concerns, a family member, friend, physician, health care worker, or service provider, we can provide you with current and comprehensive information. We call this Information and Referral.
Would you like to meet others for some social time? We offer a weekly coffee time drop-in in Oakville and Burlington on Mondays. Give us a call for times and locations.
For more information on these free services, please call us at (905) 693-4270.