We know Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth services are important to those who are participating in them. 

We are concerned with the health and wellness of everyone in the community and vow to be part of the process to reduce the spread of Corona virus through the use of social distancing.

As a responsible member of the community and health and social service care provider, we have made the decision to suspend service delivery in our three offices, schools and homes. 

Until there is news that we have “turned the corner” our service will be provided by telephone.

Our workers are available through telephone to offer support. 

In addition, if you believe you might, or as a parent your child would benefit from mental health services we continue to encourage you to call our closest office at:

Smiths Falls              613-283-8260

 Perth                        613-264-1415

Carleton Place         613-283-8260

to arrange a conversation with one of our workers. 

If your call is not answered immediately, please leave a message so we can get in touch with you. 

We can all pitch in to make a difference for each other through this challenging time. 

We encourage you to follow recommendations of

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Public Health



We make it possible for Lanark children and youth with mental health needs to live, learn and thrive.

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Carleton Place
Smiths Falls
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All of our offices can accommodate accessibility concerns.  

If you are visually impaired, please contact any of our offices by phone  

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When families, children or youth need help to address mental health worries or concerns, an Open Doors Counsellor can help.

When families, children or youth need help to address mental health worries or concerns, an Open Doors Counsellor can help.

When youth are struggling, and those who care for them are worried that the youth are at risk, the youth program provides an alternative to the traditional path into counselling services.

The Family Resource Team is an intensive service that works with parents to help identify and respond to the unique challenges faced by their family.

A specialized counselling service available for families with infants and children through to their seventh birthday.

The Quick Response Service is offered to families and youth in crisis. A Quick Response counselor is available for support and guidance by phone or in person, if required.

 We will be offering single counselling sessions focusing on your strengths and abilities and helping you develop new strategies to get “un-stuck” from that difficult place. 

Children and youth have a right to grow up free of violence in a safe, healthy and nurturing community. The Lanark Child and Youth Advocacy Centre delivers a service that promotes strength, healing, and resiliency in children, youth, and their families who have been affected by serious crime, violence, or abuse, and is sensitive to their unique needs by providing comprehensive seamless service and support.



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We are an accredited C&YMH Centre under CCA accreditation standards.