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Young Caregivers Association

Service: Powerhouse

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-397-4201
Fax 289-362-2342
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Primary Contact Michelle Lewis, Executive Director; Phone: 905-397-4201 ext 425 * (Cell) 905-932-7628; Email:
Alternate Contact Cayleigh Sexton, Program Manager; Phone: (Cell) 905-708-4347; Email:
Primary Executive Rhiarn Wales, Board Chair; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Haldimand County ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
318 Ontario St, Unit 7A
St Catharines, ON L2R 5L8
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Intersection Ontario St and Carlton St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - Both offices are closed to the public and in-person programs and supports have been suspended until further notice. New families are still being registered and new referrals are being accepted. Service delivery is taking place via telephone and virtual platforms. 
Young caregivers are children, youth and young adults (ages 5 to 25) who have a family member that requires care due to illness (mental, physical), disability (cognitive, physical), or addictions. 
The Powerhouse program offers a variety of services and activities, including counselling, to empower young caregivers and their families to foster resilience, reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support and life skills.
Hours Hours vary
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
Children, youth and young adults, who are in a caregiving role for a family member needing assistance with their daily lived experience due to chronic illness, disability (physical or intellectual), mental health issue, addiction issue, socio-economic factors (ie. language barrier) 
An assessment will be done as part of the intake appointment in order to confirm eligibility.
Application Call to schedule an intake appointment.
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Not Applicable - Programs and events are held at various locations within the community.
Other Details
Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network ; Grants - Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton
Service Categories Caregiver Support Groups