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Nelson Youth Centres

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-681-2611
Fax 905-681-9450
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Primary Contact Jill Shaughnessy, Quality Assurance Manager; Phone: 289-795-5360; Email:
Alternate Contact Jeanette Hambrook, Officer Manager; Email:
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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 Julia Ross, Director of Clinical Services; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Grants - Community/Corporations ; Fundraising ; Donations - Community ; United Way - United Way of Halton and Hamilton ; Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Major services, which utilize a variety of strengths-based approaches and resources depending on the unique needs of the child/youth and/or their family: 
Group Therapy: Treatment and Counselling for ages 6-13 
* provides group therapy to children/youth experiencing social/emotional difficulties at home, school, and/or in the community 
* groups operate out of the Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Georgetown locations 
* the child/youth attends one day a week, from 3 pm-7 pm 
Reconnecting Youth: Individual and Family Therapy for ages 8-18 
* a community-based program that provides services for youth struggling with social/emotional challenges including trauma, anxiety and depression, which impact their relationships; academic performance and social connections 
* provides individual and family therapy, youth mentorship, and trusteeship for youth ages 16-17 on Ontario Works 
Group Therapy: School Focused Treatment and Therapy for ages 7-13 
* group therapy program for children/youth who are experiencing significant emotional, social or behavioral needs that are impacting the school setting and may put them at risk of losing their school placement 
* works in partnership with the family and the school 
* groups operate out of the Burlington and Georgetown locations 
* the child/youth attend, one afternoon a week, from 12 noon-3 pm 
The Family Support Program 
* provides support to parents/caregivers in partnership with the Group Therapy: Treatment and Counselling and Group Therapy: School Focused Treatment and Counselling 
* engages families in their children/youth’s mental health 
* operates out of the Burlington, Milton and Georgetown locations 
Summer Group Treatment Program 
* provides group therapy for children/youth who have attended previous programs in the Centre 
* builds on the gains that the children/youth have already made with an emphasis on self-esteem, communication skills and emotional regulation 
* divided into two components: centre-based activities and community outings 
* operates 3, two-week sessions in July and August, Mon-Fri, from 9 am-3:30 pm out of the Burlington and Georgetown locations 
NYC Autism Program for children ages 8-12 
* a group based program for children who are diagnosed with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (must be able to function independently within a group setting) 
* designed to teach practical day to day social skills to children and youth in a group environment 
* activities that include collaborative games, activities, crafts, cooking and community outings 
* offered four times a year (fall, winter, spring and summer): consists of 8 Saturdays from 9 am-3pm
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program Mon-Thu (Sep-Jun) 12 noon-8 pm 
Summer Program Mon-Thu (Jul-Aug) 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s)
Application Parents and/or professionals can make a referral * call for more information about the program and its benefits
Languages English
Fees Group Therapy * School Focused Treatment and Therapy * Therapeutic Summer Program * NYC Autism Group Programs
Site Information
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
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading 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 Disorder

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