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In 2019, our Dragon Boat goal is to raise $5,000 so help local young people gain:
Please support those who support local youth
Our team sponsors are essential in covering the costs associated with participation in this event so all donations can support youth across our region. Thank you all! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to view our sponsorship package
Supporting youth mental health and resilience
CFSSC recognizes the need for preventative mental-health education and professional early-intervention for youth to prevent at-risk symptoms from escalating into crisis.
In 2019, our Community Programs team delivered 47 in-class workshops to 947 students in six high schools across our region. Workshop topics included Social Media & Our Mental Health, Self-care Strategies for Youth, and Female Empowerment & Self-esteem. An additional 609 students attended three mental health symposiums at three different high schools, with 76% (or 463 students) saying their symposium made a positive impact in their lives.
We are working to bring these and other mental-health programs to area youth. While our work this year brought much-needed supports to nine local high schools, we had requests from nine others that we could not accommodate because of limited organizational capacity. Our participation in Barrie’s Dragon Boat Festival is a strategic investment in our youth. Your participation will help us change/save more young lives.
CFSSC celebrates 40 years of community service in 2019
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County (CFSSC) is an accredited registered Canadian charity providing counselling and psychotherapy , and one of 44 Family Service Ontario (FSO) member agencies. Together, FSO agencies serve more than 250,000 Ontarians with mental health, trauma and addiction challenges each year. In Simcoe Muskoka, CFSSC services more than 3,000 individuals annually through our free walk-in counselling clinics in seven locations across the region; and through individual, couple and family counselling.
CFSSC clinicians are professional counsellors and psychotherapists with minimum Master’s-level credentials and multiple years of clinical experience.
Our programs are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe Muskoka. We recognize the importance of the family context and strive to be inclusive of persons of all abilities, religions, cultures, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Michele Lawson, CFSSC Business Development Manager
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UPDATE ON CFSSC SERVICES – Starting April 6, 2020
As always, our highly qualified counsellors are available to our Simcoe Muskoka neighbours and colleagues. Whatever your concern, our team is experienced in providing professional support. Telephone counselling is now available.
(temporarily replacing our Walk-in Counselling Clinics) Just leave a message and your intake team will call back to set up your FREE counselling session.
The clinic line will be monitored 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (holidays excepted).
Active Counselling Clients Your sessions will continue with your clinician. Please call their direct line. Not sure of their number? Please call 1-888-726-2503 for more information.
Your PAR team has been working hard to transition its support services to a new delivery model with social distancing safeguards. Please call to learn more.
We’ll meet you online! Please visit https://cfssc.ca/services/group-counselling/ for upcoming programming.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all move through this public health emergency.