IMPORTANT NOTE: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please contact agenices or programs listed on this page prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on their services (eg. wait times, hours of operation etc…).

Contact Details
E-Mail ywhn.signup@gmail.com
Website www.youthhubs.ca/niagara
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Youth Navigator; Phone: 905-229-9946
Alternate Contact Ali Ahmed, Administrative Coordinator; Phone: 905-736-9946
Primary Executive Thomas Coyne, Project Manager; Phone: 905-979-9946; Email: niagararegion@youthhubs.ca
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Fort Erie
Address & Map
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
796 Buffalo Rd
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5E1
 
View Google Map
Intersection Buffalo Rd and Nigh Rd
Mailing Address c/o Thomas Coyne 
23 Hannover Dr, Unit 8 
St Catharines, ON L2W 1A3
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: No in-person services offered until further notice. Youth are able to connect with a Youth Navigator via phone, text, email or social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter), Mon-Thu 12 noon-8 pm. The following services are currently being offered: clinical services (Mental Health Counsellor, Substance Use Counsellor and Nurse Practitioner); non-clinical services (Mental Health Caseworker, Employment and Education Support (including assistance applying for CERB, EI, etc.); Wellness Activities. Connect with a Youth Navigator to register.  
 
A “one-stop-shop” for youth seeking services related to mental health, substance use, primary care, education, employment, housing and other community and social services. 
 
Services include:  
 
Mental Health Counselling: Speak with a certified mental health counsellor about any mental health concerns. 
 
Substance Use Counselling: A certified counsellor can help youth with reducing or eliminating substance use, setting, and achieving goals, improving relationships and learning life skills. Can also help with mental health concerns. 
 
Peer Counselling and Support: Speak with a peer about any issues one might be experiencing related to mental health, substance use, employment, housing, or other areas of one's life. 
 
Nurse Practitioner: Receive free health care services, referrals and/or discuss current health issues including sexual health, birth control, vaccinations, mental health etc. 
 
Employment Help: Assistance from an employment counsellor with searching for jobs, preparing for work and/or building a resumé. 
 
Mental Health Caseworker: Receive help with finding housing, preparing for employment/volunteering/education opportunities, filling out forms, managing money, setting, and achieving goals, developing a safety plan, accessing services in the community, etc. 
 
Youth Navigator: Offers peer support and help with connecting to appropriate services in the hub or the community. 
 
Wellness Activities: Presentations and/or discussion groups on various health and wellness topics. Examples of topics include harm reduction, safer sex and STI prevention, mindfulness, goal setting, etc. Indigenous cultural activities open to all youth, such as drumming, beading, ribbon skirt making, etc. Wellness drop-in activities such as fitness classes, arts and craft workshops, ping pong club, movie nights, video game nights etc.
Hours Mon-Thu 12 noon-8 pm
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
 
All youth are welcome, including those who identify as Indigenous, Francophone, newcomers, youth of colour, persons with a disability, and/or 2SLGBTQ+
Application Contact a Youth Navigator by phone, social media, or email
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Youth ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Youth ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Health Education Programs ~ Youth ; General Medical Care ~ Youth ; General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education ~ Youth ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Youth ; Mental Health Drop In Centres ~ Youth ; Outreach Programs ~ Youth ; Personal Financial Counselling ~ Youth ; Physical Fitness ~ Youth ; Sexual Health Centres ~ Youth ; Substance Use Disorder Drop In Programs ~ Youth ; Youth Centres ; Youth Employment Programs

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