Our information and referral program provides key information about community resources and mental health issues to thousands of callers, visitors and people making e-mail inquiries each year. Calls or internet inquiries are returned promptly and effectively. This service is provided free to everyone in the community.
For an extensive list to find out what’s available within the community visit
Better Beginnings for Kingston Children (BBKC) offers programs and supports for families with children from 0-5 years living in north Kingston. Programs include prenatal education and support, home visiting, parent-child support groups, parenting programs, and school readiness programs. All our services are free; assistance with transportation and childcare are provided when needed. BBKC services are available to those who reside North of Princess Street, East of Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard, South of Highway 401, and west of the Cataraqui River.
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
We can support families with information, services and referrals to other agencies. We work together with other organizations to help address individual family needs and to address community problems.
Raising children is not easy. Even in the best of circumstances it’s a job that takes a lot of time, energy and patience. It’s even harder when you also have to cope with serious problems like poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, inadequate housing, ill health, relationship breakdown or the challenge of caring for children with physical, emotional or developmental difficulties. We do our best to understand where parents come from and the unique challenges they face.
Girls Inc. Limestone provides life-skills education and mentoring programs for girls, and is at the heart of girls’ lives and forefront of the girls’ rights movement. With programs that are grounded in research and tested in the field, our organization celebrates and empowers girls and young women, and advocates for an equitable world. The compelling voices and perspectives of girls and women are woven throughout our work, which includes engaging programs, original research that highlights underlying causes and effective solutions for girls’ issues, and persuasive advocacy at both local and national levels.
The Child Development Centre (CDC) is on of twenty Children’s Treatment Centres in Ontario. The CDC provides services for children and your who have neurological/physical or developmental disabilities or impairments. To learn more about the CDC visit their website.
The Heads Up! Program is an early psychosis intervention program meant to help those who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. We work as a team to assess, treat and educate people with psychosis as soon as possible. We know that if we can catch psychosis early, then people have the best chance of a successful recovery.
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. We provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.
The Kingston Youth Shelter is Kingston & area’s only shelter specifically serving youth. We are open 24 hrs/day to assist all youth – both male and female – between the ages of 16 and 24 who are in need of emergency housing. The referral process is very simple – come to our door! We hold up to 15 youth per night within a safe environment with nutritious food, counselling, support and life skills training.
We parents hope to change people’s perception around ADHD and mental health. This change begins by educating families, in hopes this will create a positive change for our children. Our group will make these positive changes happen by offering Monthly Support Group Meetings, Annual Fall Parent Workshop, the Annual Walk 4 Kids Mental Health Celebration, and the ADHD World Awareness Day event.
The Salvation Army Kingston Community & Family Services seeks to provide assistance to those in need (providing food, housing and assistance) while working towards resolving issues of poverty, homelessness, hunger and other social concerns within our community.
Limestone Advisory for Child Care Programs (LACCP) offers early learning programs that are consistent with the Minister of Education’s policy statement on programming and pedagogy issued under subsection 55 (3) of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.
Our program statement reflects a view of children as being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.
Our program statement describes the goals that guide LACCP’s program for children at The Kids’ Place Early Childhood Centre, Limestone Nursery School, Kids’ Care Network, Holy Name and the Ontario Early Years Centre for Kingston & the Islands.
Pathways is a mental health agency in Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties, dedicated to strengthening and supporting the emotional well-being of children and families. We offer a range of services including counselling, education, advocacy and other interventions in an environment of dignity and respect.
We are also the Regional Autism lead agency and, in partnership with other agencies, offer a range of services for children and youth who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These services are offered across the Southeast region, which includes Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Leeds & Grenville, and Lanark counties.
The Youth Diversion Program is a charitable organization which has offered service to youth in the Kingston area since 1974. The goals of the organization are to allow youth to take responsibility for their behaviour, to reduce the number of youth involved in the young offender system, to reduce the number of people victimized by youth in our community, and, to involve the community in youth corrections.
AMHS-KFLA is the 2015 amalgamation of Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services and Lennox and Addington Addiction & Community Mental Health Services; combined, we have over 60 years of experience serving our community.
Head office is located in Kingston, with client service sites located in Napanee and by appointment in Amherstview, Northbrook, Sharbot Lake, Tamworth and Verona.
|Assertive Community Treatment Teams
Supported Independent Living
Family Resource Centre
Addiction/Youth Addiction Services
|Counseling & Treatment
Problem Gambling Program
Case Management Services
Criminal Justice/Court Support Services
Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.
We are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.
Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.
Home Base Housing is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing a range of supportive housing and housing-related services in Kingston since 1987. We offer housing opportunities and support to individuals, aged 16 and over, who are homeless, at-risk of losing their housing or in an unsafe situation. Home Base Housing develops and manages a range of safe, affordable housing, emergency shelters and support services to meet the needs of youth, adults and families at risk of homelessness in the Kingston area. Our staff work to help tenants live independently, and with their approval, we welcome and encourage other professionals and family to become involved in the process.
Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is a multi-service, multi-site Community Health Centre – that means we care for the people in our community, but we also care for and build up our community.
At KCHC, we have many locations, and many different services and programs. While our work is diverse, all of our programs and staff are united by our values and by our mission: To care, to respond, to build community.
The Adult Mental Health Program (AMHP) provides assessment and brief intervention for adults, 18 years of age and older, with
- Mood and Anxiety Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Concurrent Disorder
- Mental Health and the Law
- Women’s Reproductive Psychiatry.
This is a non-urgent, short-term outpatient service. Care process includes individual assessment, psychiatric consultation and pharmacological treatment where prescribed. For those involved in our program, an array of group psychotherapy treatment is available including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoeducation and Mindfulness-Based Treatment.
The Outpatient Forensics Mental Health service offers clinical support to clients with severe mental health illness who come into conflict with the law, and who have community access or who live in the community as registered outpatients.
K3C Community Counselling Centres offer a vast number of services that are geared to help you overcome adversity.
Our Vision is to significantly improve social and emotional well-being.
Our mission is to provide quality counselling and support in order to encourage individual and family strengths.
KGH provides acute inpatient psychiatric assessment and intervention for children and adolescents with acute and severe mental illness.
Our services at KGH include:
- Psychiatry emergency service: a 24-hour service for all psychiatric emergencies.
- Consultation-liaison services: serves inpatients displaying psychiatric symptoms and includes a team specially trained in treating patients aged 65 and over.
- Rapid access to psychiatric assessment service: responds to the needs of the KGH Emergency Department .
- Inpatient services (recently transferred from Hotel Dieu Hospital): includes an adult unit (28 beds, a 7-bed intensive observation area and 2 short-stay beds) and a child and adolescent unit – The Kinsmen Youth Mental Health Unit (8 beds).
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
- financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses
- benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs, dental services and vision care
- help finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career
If you require immediate financial assistance, please contact your local Ontario Works office (you can also still apply for ODSP).
Ongwanada has been a member of the community for more than 60 years. Our name, an Ojibwa term for “our home”, is a fitting symbol for our vision, mission and values.
We support people with developmental disabilities and their families, respecting their rights, increasing their opportunities to make choices and decisions about the quality of their lives and responding to their changing needs.
A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada offers a wide range of individualized services and community supports to approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.
For over 25 years, HIV / AIDS Regional Services has been providing comprehensive HIV / AIDS education and support programs and limited Hepatitis C services.
Based in Kingston Ontario, our catchment area is Belleville to the west, Brockville to the east, and Sharbot Lake to the north.
The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides free, confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence, offers school and public education on issues of sexualized violence and strives toward the prevention of all forms of sexualized violence.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston is mandated to provide practical assistance and support to individuals and families residing in the Kingston area. All services are provided in a compassionate and respectful manner which reflects and reinforces the dignity and humanity of all persons.
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region. We provide programs, services and resources based on a mutual support model to individuals, families, children, groups and communities. We are the bereaved helping the bereaved learn to live with grief. We can help the healing begin.