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Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is providing services—virtually and in person!

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth has resumed delivering mental health services in-person. 

Our offices are open Monday to Friday.

Office, school and community appointments are available Monday to Thursday. 

We continue to offer virtual service delivery via phone or video platforms every day, Monday to Friday.

All offices are open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (Fridays virtual only)


Evening hours have resumed as follows:

Smiths Falls – Monday – 4:30 – 8:00 pm

Perth – Tuesday – 4:30 - 8:00 pm

Carleton Place - Wednesday 4:30 – 8:00 pm

Our services may be accessed by children and youth (aged 0-17) and their families, as well as by parents requiring support. 

You can call for an appointment as often as needed.

However, you must be in Ontario to receive telephone or video sessions.

To arrange for a virtual session, call your local office or call us toll-free at 1-877-232-8260.

Please check our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube 

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

For Emergencies Please Call 911

To get help after hours please call the Kids Help Phone at 




Youth Counseling

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.

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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.

Online Studies

We offer single counselling sessions focusing on your strengths and abilities and helping you develop new strategies to get “un-stuck” from that difficult place. These are available by phone, video and, subject to availability, in person.

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The YIT program provides on going support through things like:

Life Skills Development and Social Connections

Connecting to mental health supports

Peer Mentoring

Personal goal development

Financial Literacy Budgeting

Support with employment, housing, and/or school resources

Connection to Community Agencies

Emotional Support

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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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All of our offices can accommodate accessibility concerns.  

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

For the hearing impaired, we are accessible by email at