People You Can Talk To
FREE = This service has been confirmed to be free.
ML = This service is offered in multiple languages.
Please note that the legend is only a guide. If you have any questions about a service, we encourage you to reach out to the organization directly.
Carizon’s Winter 2021 Community Resource Program Groups FREE
Carizon is now offering several virtual child/youth, caregiver, and family groups. These groups will be run through Zoom, are FREE and open to families of the Waterloo Region.
Crisis Text Line FREE
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis—any painful emotion and anytime you need support, providing access to free, 24/7 support via text. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor, or select the link above for more information
EarlyON Child and Family Centres FREE
Parents/guardians can call EarlyOn Child and Family Centres to access evidence-based child development and parenting information and resources; to re-learn the tune or words to a favourite children’s song; or to learn more about the supports and resources available to you and your family throughout Waterloo Region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call them today at 519-741-8585 ext. 3001.
Friendly Voices Program FREE, ML
The Friendly Voices Program is a general wellbeing check-in to enhance social connections and reduce loneliness in our community. Click the link above to view a flyer with more information on how to register.
A phone and texting service that offers confidential support to post-secondary students. Select the link above to learn more or call 1-866-925-5454.
Kids Help Phone FREE
Kids and teens 18 and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health (or anything else!) can call 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868, for 24/7 support. No judgement, totally private, 24/7. Adults can text WELLNESS to 741741.
Parenting Now FREE
Parents/guardians can send an email via the Parenting Now website and an Experienced Parent will message back to arrange a telephone chat about parenting. They welcome your questions and stories.
Talk for Healing FREE
Talk for Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario. Select the link above for more information and/or to live chat, or call 1-855-554-HEAL (4325).
Waterloo Region Family Network FREE, ML
All of their programs are available to families and individuals with exceptional learning and developmental needs. No formal diagnosis is required. For more information, select the link above or call 519-886-9150 ext 1.