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Sometimes it can be difficult to know what you need; it can be hard to know where to start looking or to know what’s available. When you dial 2-1-1, a real person will listen to your situation and help connect you to people who are willing to help. Dialing 2-1-1 makes it easy to find information and learn about your options. 211 is a free call to make and it is available 24/7.
Great General Resources
Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team
This program provides a 24-hour crisis phone service. Seven day per week crisis assessments, brief crisis therapy, and crisis education available in all eight emergency departments in Huron-Perth.
Choices For Change
Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre is an incorporated, charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Toll Free: 1-877-218-0077
Jackie Parkin: ext. 206
Children’s Aid Society Huron/Perth (Stratford)
Toll Free: 1-800-668-5094
Huron Perth Centre Mental Health Services
We are a counselling service for children and youth who may be struggling with mental health issues We see children, youth up to the age of 18 and their families.
Phone: (519) 273-3373 ext. 2221
Kids’ Help Line
- Phone counselling 1-800-668-6868
- Web counselling https://www.kidshelpphone.ca
- Free 24/7
- For ages 20 & under
- Anonymous & Confidential
Ontario Mental Health Helpline
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario.
Perth Health Line:
Provides health information for parents, students, school staff and the general public in Perth. A Public Health Nurse can help answer questions about infectious disease, parenting, child health, pregnancy, immunization, healthy eating, quitting smoking, safe water and food, community resources, and much more!
Available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
All information is confidential and shared only with client consent .
Phone: (519) 271-7600
Toll Free: 1-877-271-7348 ext.267
Sexual Health Clinic
Birth control, sexual health and pregnancy information.
Phone: 1-877-271-7348 ext. 779
Optimism Place (Women’s Shelter), Stratford
Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services is a Perth County shelter for women who are suffering abuse of any kind: physical, sexual, emotional or mental.
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-271-5550
Toll Free Line: 1-800-265-8598
Regular Office Hours: 519-271-5310
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink provides Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, basic needs,
support, community aid and advocacy services.
Phone: (519) 272-2294
Crime Stoppers of Perth County seeks to involve the public, the media and the police in the fight against crime.
Other Community Links