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Child and Youth Counselling & Therapy and Parenting Support

We are still here!

Although our Walk-In Clinic is closed you can still get quick access to mental health and parenting support by calling 24 hours a day / 7 days a week 519-941-1530 or book an appointment on-line. Please let us know in the "reason" box if we can leave a voice message on your phone if necessary.

Note: If this is a mental health crisis please call the number above.

Mental Health Care for Front Line Responders

Health Care Workers and support staff (including kitchen, admin, cleaning, and other staff) in Hospitals, Long-term Care, Retirement Homes, Group Homes, and Shelters.

Our community cares about you!

During this difficult time, we recognize your courage, sacrifice, and the many challenges that you or your family may be facing. We want you to know that we care and truly recognize the demands that you are, and have been, facing.

CMHA, DCAFS, DAFHT, FTP, SHIP, and Hospice Dufferin are collaborating to provide mental health therapists/counsellors - representing our Dufferin community - for you. We would like to help - even in a small way. If you need emotional support, encouragement, or just someone to talk to about your well-being or your concerns.

Please click the 'Book appointment’ button and follow the prompts. A trained Mental Health Professional will call you at the number you provide. This is a confidential service.

You matter, and your well-being matters!

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop – FREE

Do you want to know what is going on behind your child’s behaviour?
Do you ever wonder about the best way to respond? Do you know who to reach out to for help, and what support is available? WE CAN HELP!

Dufferin Child and Family Services is a multi-service agency providing child & youth mental health, child protection and developmental support services.

DCAFS is offering a FREE workshop to support you on your caregiving journey, helping you work towards positive solutions for you and your child.

Caregiver’s Journey Workshop Dates for June

Tuesday June 2, 2020 – REGISTER TODAY!

9:30am – 11:30am A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Thursday June 11, 2020 – REGISTER TODAY!

6:30pm – 8:30pm  A Virtual Meeting – Once you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – REGISTER TODAY!

9:30am – 11:30am A Virtual MeetingOnce you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 – REGISTER TODAY!

6:30pm – 8:30pm A Virtual MeetingOnce you have registered you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.


COVID-19 Update

DCAFS continues to support our community. Our team of trained professionals are here for you 24/7.

During COVID-19 we want you to know we are still here for you! Starting March 30, we have a roster of mental health and parenting support staff available to you by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know these can be challenging times and we encourage you to reach our anytime you feel the need. Just call us at 519-941-1530 and follow the prompts to be connected to a clinician.

We also want to remind you that if you have concerns about the safety of a child or you, our child protection service is here to assist. Call us anytime at 519-941-1530 and press 1 to be connected with child protection staff.

DCAFS has been caring for and supporting our community for over one hundred years. We know that now, more than ever, we need to be here for you – and we are!

Be well and call us if you need us at 519-941-1530.


A Message from the Executive Director

Based on the list provided by the Provincial Government DCAFS is an essential service.

WE ARE STILL OPEN, in the modified way as outlined below.

Out of an abundance of concern for our community and our staff, DCAFS has implemented service delivery changes in order to be proactive and do our part to help address COVID-19.  We know that times such as these can be anxiety provoking and can leave those most vulnerable feeling alone.  We will continue to be here for you.  In alignment with recommendations from public health authorities, we will abide by social distancing recommendations and provide most of our service by phone or through the internet.  We are in the process of connecting with service recipients to plan together accordingly.  At this time, we would ask that unscheduled visitors do not attend our office as we are limiting our in-person service delivery.  Please feel very welcome to call us 519-941-1530 if you could benefit from support or if you have concerns for the well-being of a child/youth – we continue to care for and respond to our community.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time of extraordinary measures



Jennifer Moore

Executive Director

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