Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Hope Family Support Group – ADHD

Niagara Region Public Health Department
P.O. Box 1052, Station Main
Thorold, ON L2V 0A2

The HOPE (Helping Others Parent Effectively) group is a support group for parents of children and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The group meets to share what’s working well in their families and to get suggestions for managing challenges. Guest speakers are invited on occasion to share their experiences. For more information visit and search ADHD or email
905-688-8248 ext 7400 or 1-888-505-6074

Contact: Glenda Kerrigan
Phone: 905-688-8248 X 7583

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln

P.O. Box 232, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G3

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leading child and youth serving organization providing mentoring programs across the West Niagara area. We provide support for children that are in need for a quality Mentor through our various programs. Men and women (age 18 or older) give their time to become a member to a young person who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to.

Contact: General Inquires
Phone: 905-945-9353

Family & Children’s Services Niagara

82 Hannover Drive, Box 24028, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7P7

Providing child protection and family support services to Niagara. Call if you or someone you know needs help. Services provided include counseling centre, nursery schools and family resource centres. Become a foster parent, volunteer or donor.

Contact: 905-937-7731 or 1-888-937-7731

Girl Guides of Canada

Fun, friendship and adventure. Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada offer girls and women the opportunity to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and make lasting friendships. Sparks 5 to 6 years old, Brownies 7 to 8 years old, Guides 9 to 11 years old, Pathfinders 12 to 14 years old, Rangers 15 to 17 years old, Adults 18+

Phone: 1-800-565-8111 Recruitment Line

Niagara Child and Youth Services

3340 Schmon Parkway, Thorold ON L2V 4Y6

Niagara Child and Youth Services is a primary provider of children’s mental health treatment in Niagara. We offer a broad spectrum of treatment services and programs, delivered by highly qualified staff to strengthen children and families. We serve all children and youth from birth to their eighteenth birthday.

Contact: Ellis Katsof, Executive Director
Phone: 905-688-6850 or 1-800-563-0122

Ontario Early Years Lincoln Satellite Site

Location Providence Christian Reformed Church 4845 King St, Beamsville ON LOR 1B0

The Ontario Early Years Centre is a place for children newborn to six years of age to play, learn and participate with their parent/caregiver. Drop in anytime with your child to participate in play based activities. Interact with your child and speak to early childhood educators on staff about healthy child development. This service is provide free of charge.

Phone: 905-563-0955 ext 26

The F.O.R.T.

PO Box 3044, ROP East Main Street, Grimsby, ON L3M 0A3
Location: 25 Adelaide, Grimsby, L3M 1X2

The Fort is a Grimsby based resource centre and drop in centre for youth in West Niagara. As an organization the FORT strives to empower youth to make positive and successful life choices through opportunities and guidance. The FORT offers a different program each night for youth between the ages of 12-18 years old.

Contact: Kelly Graszat
Phone: 905-309-3678

Town of Lincoln

Community Services Department

The Town of Lincoln Community Services Department offers a variety of summer programs for children ages 3-12 and youth. Programs include assorted Camps and Aquatics Programs. Please see the Community Services section of this guide for more information. Watch for information in the local papers and through the schools.

Phone: 905-563-8205

Upper Deck Youth Centre

3446 Rittenhouse Road, Vineland, ON, L0R 2C0

The Upper Deck is a safe place for youth to “hang out”. We offer many programs throughout the week which include Sports Night, Girls Only (G.O.) and Drop In on Friday and Saturday nights. All drop-in youth are welcome to play pool, video games, basketball, road hockey, or just hang out. We have a dedicated group of staff and volunteers who are also available to offer a listening ear! Come on out to learn more!

Contact: Stephanie Deries or Becky West
Phone: 905-562-8904

1st Beamsville Scouting

1st Beamsville Scouting offers an exciting, fun filled co-ed program for ages 5-25. Our youth encounter a vast array of new experiences whether it be through cooperative games, crafts, or hiking to more extreme adventures such as survival skills training, winter camping, or rock climbing. Personal growth and development along with healthy lifestyle choices evolve from participation in a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities.

Contact: Cathy Quinlan
Phone: 905-563-8030

1st Vineland Scounts

1st Vineland Scouts offer our co-ed youth ages of 5 – 25 a fun filled challenging program. We participate in outdoor activities such as canoeing, winter camping, rappelling and many other fun filled adventures. We promote team work, personal development and a healthy lifestyle.

Contact: Mike Stevenson
Phone: 905-563-7971
Website: 1st Vineland Scounts

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