Nelson Youth Centres

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-681-2611
Fax 905-681-9450
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Jill Shaughnessy, Intake Coordinator; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) An accredited children's mental health centre offering therapeutic treatment programs for children and youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years who are experiencing social, emotional, learning and behavioural difficulties.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1978
Primary Executive Cindy McClure, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Grants - Community ; Fundraising ; Donations - Community ; United Way - Burlington/Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills ; Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Major services: 
Children's Program: After School Therapeutic Program * group therapy based * Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown * focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict. Children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability. They attend once a week for a twelve week session. For children/youth ages 6 to 14 yrs old.  
Family Support Group: family support offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program * focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships 
Individual and Family Counselling: various counselling formats focusing on effective parenting, family functioning and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the child in the home, school and community 
Reconnecting Youth : community based treatment program for youth between the ages of 15 and 17 years * enhances effective community involvement and life skills * addresses teen issues such as self-esteem and anger management * individual and family counselling (as described above) 
Saturday Social Skills Program: for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder * operates four times a year, eight week sessions * teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills * interactive group recreational programming. For ages 8 to 12 years old. 
Intensive Half Day Program: for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school * one half day a week during school year * focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program Mon-Thu (Sep-Jun) 3 pm-8 pm 
Summer Program Mon-Thu (Jul-Aug) 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s)
Application parents and/or professionals can make a referral * call Intake Manager about the program and its benefits
Languages English
Fees Program - fees for both the after school treatment program and Saturday Social Skill Groups. Costs vary. Call for details. ; Fee assistance available.
Site Information
Site Location Longmoor
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
4225 New St
Burlington, ON L7L 1T3
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Intersection Shoreacres Rd and New St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Main Category Child / Family Services ; Mental Health / Addictions
Secondary Category Child Mental Health ; Child Mental Health Resources ; Community Mental Health
Service Categories Child Guidance ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Youth ; Family Counselling ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Mental Health Issues ; Social Skills Training ~ Autism Spectrum Disorders

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