NEWS ADVISORY: CFSSC reallocates resources

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County (CFSSC) is shifting resources to better serve its clientele. As a result, counselling hours will be expanded in Midland to reduce wait times, while services in Alliston, one of two South Simcoe locations, will be temporarily suspended as of May 1st.

“Demand for services in North Simcoe has been rising steadily in recent months, surpassing our ability to provide counselling appointments in a timely manner,” said CFSSC Executive Director Michelle Bergin. “At the same time, we’re experiencing a decline in requests from the Alliston area, so it makes sense to focus our resources where they’re needed most.”

Services at CFSSC’s Bradford office will remain unchanged.

“We expect to re-open the Alliston office as funding permits,” Bergin added. “In the meantime, we will be providing telephone intakes for area residents interested in accessing services, and working with them to make arrangements at a secondary location.”

CFSSC is a locally governed registered charity providing professional and affordable counselling services to individuals (adults and youth from age 12), couples and families regardless of religious affiliation or diagnosis. It operates Walk-In Counselling Clinics, scheduled appointments, as well as group sessions and workshops in communities across Simcoe Muskoka.

For more information and to speak to an intake worker, Alliston residents can call 1-800-726-2503. Details about all CFSSC services can be found at