June 19th, 2020
As we quickly move towards the end of a school year unlike any other, we wanted to reach out to all of you. We have all, in some capacity, become accustomed to connecting with each other distantly via Google Classroom, email, phone calls, etc. We have all done our best to adapt and to connect as a school community.
We are also mindful, however, that as the end of the school year approaches, those connections will also end. For some, the transition to summer may be very natural. For others, though, not having that school connection may be difficult. As such, we wanted to remind you of the community connections that will still be available for you and/or your families.
Be well, take care of yourself and each other and we look forward to reconnecting with you in the 2020-2021 school year.
WRDSB Resources for Parents and Students:
Front Door: Access for Mental Health Services for Children, Youth and Families:
1770 King St. E., Kitchener, 519-749-2932
Carizon Family and Community Services
400 Queen St, S., Kitchener, 519-743-6333
Grand River Hospital
835 King St, W., Kitchener, 519-742-3611
- Visit the Emergency room if safety is at all a concern (thoughts of suicide/self-harm concerns)
- Available 24/7
- Provides phone support including crisis support for individuals. Call them at 1-844-437-3247
If you are not in crisis but are looking for support, local services agencies listed below have adjusted to providing services via telephone or online sessions.
Interfaith Counselling Centre:
(519) 662-3092. Office hours are 9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday
Woolwich Counselling Centre:
65 Memorial Ave, Elmira, 519-669-8651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
480 Charles St. E., Kitchener, 519-884-0000
The Boardwalk, Waterloo, 1-844-380-3228
Shalom Counselling Services:
9 Avondale Ave. S. Waterloo, 519-886-9690
FamilyCompassWR.ca is an online resource that can help find local community supports
*NEW* Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network – A network of licensed psychotherapists facilitating free mental health services via telephone for Ontario COVID-19 healthcare providers on the frontlines. To request support through this network, visit covid19therapists.com and click the ‘request support’ button.