Children and Youth

Great resources are available through local Public Libraries, and we encourage you to visit the links below and get involved in your community!

A great way to stay connected with your community is through local communities Facebook Pages and Youth Blogs. If you have questions or need information on services in our community, post a question or comment and they will respond back.

CROW/OEYC of Lanark Playgroup (on-site at the OEYC)

Children's Resources on Wheels (CROW), Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and strengthen child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County. Its two main areas of service are Ontario Earty Years and licensed child care.

The playgroups feature play based learning programs for children from birth to age six. Children can explore and learn through play. Parents can establish networks of support; obtain links to services and get information pertaining to parenting and healthy child development.

Main Contact: Lori Wintle (Facilitator)
Phone: (613) 283-0095 Ext 310 Toll-free # (800) 267-9252
Fax : (613) 283-3324
E-mail: oeyclanark@bellnet.ca
Website: www.crowoeyc.ca
91 Cornelia St., Suite 118 Smiths Falls , ON K7A 5L3

Distress Centre Lanark, Leeds and Grenville

The Distress Centre of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville operates a volunteer based community distress and information line. Sponsored by Developmental Services of Leeds & Grenville, this community-wide service provides telephone support for anyone in need. Lines are open daily from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Phone: 1-800-465-4442

Lanark County Interval House

Lanark County Interval House provides support and shelter for women and their children threatened by abuse and gender-based violence. We have a number of diverse programs and services to help you find the support you need. All our services are free and confidential.

24 hour Crisis Line: 1-800-267-7946 or 613-257-5960
Main business phone: 613-257-3469
Email: info@lcih.com
Website: www.lcih.org

Lanark County Mental Health

Lanark County Mental Health is a community based mental health agency serving Lanark County adults and transitional aged youth who experience moderate or severe mental illness.
Sponsored by the Board of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and supported by an active Community Advisory Board, the agency provides streamlined access to a range of crisis response, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, court diversion and intensive community support services.
Counselling and other clinical services are also available to support adult victims of domestic violence and / or sexual assault. In addition to providing individual assessment and treatment, the agency is available for family and professional consultation regarding trauma.

88 Cornelia St. West, Unit A2
Smiths Falls , ON
K7A 5K9
Phone: 613-283-2170
Fax: 613-283-9018
Email: pkerr@lanarkmentalhealth.com

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is a child and youth mental health agency serving all of Lanark County with three sites, including one in Smiths Falls. The staff at Open Doors consists of child and youth mental health specialists who make it possible for Lanark children and youth with mental health needs to live, learn and thrive. Services at the Smiths Falls site include: Quick Response, Counselling, Family Resource Team, Early Years and access to Specialised Services (Psychology and Psychiatry).

Main Contacts: Nicki Collins (Executive Director)
Amber McCart (Manager of Programs and Services)
88 Cornelia St. West, Unit A1
Smiths Falls , ON
K7A 5K9
Phone: 613-283-8260 Toll-free: 877-232-8260
Fax: 613-283-8757
E-mail: ncollins@opendoors.on.ca
Website: www.opendoors.on.ca

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

Circles of Support Group ~ Perth
Have you or someone you know experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage or the death of a baby up to 12 months of age?

PAIL Network offers free bereavement support to any families in Ontario through either one-on-one services via phone, or at a monthly in person support group.

We are pleased to share that a group is now being offered in our community of Perth. We welcome anyone looking for support to contact PAIL Network at pailnetwork.ca/support-for-families to complete their intake at and join with others who share in that grief. No one should have to go through this alone- we are here to help.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
101A Mary St. West
Whitby, ON
L1N 2R4
Phone Toll-free: 1-888-303-7245(PAIL)
Fax: 1-888-864-3785
E-mail: pailnetwork@sunnybrook.ca
Website: www.pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/support-for-families

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County

Contact person: Gail Logan, Executive Director

Our Vision is to provide every child in Lanark County who needs a mentor with a mentor.

Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County by:

  • Volunteering to mentor a child
  • Volunteer in one of our Jewel's stores or our office
  • Donating money
  • Donating gently used clothing to our Jewel's Gently Used Clothing Store
  • Fundraising for us

If not you, who?
If not now, when?

18 William St. East Smiths Falls , ON K7A 4S4
Phone: 613-283-0570<br /> Email: gail.logan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Web Site: http://www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca/en/Home/default.aspx

Drug Awareness Program

Contact person: Larry Hardy
RR 1
Toledo , ON K0E 1Y0
Phone: 613-275-1621