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Organization: Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre  
Phone Numbers: 519-434-6848
Fax: 519-434-6851
1064 Colborne St
London, ON
N6A 4B3
Intersection: Colborne St and Huron St
Location: London (North)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Executives: Ailene Wittstein - Executive Director
Service Description: Support, transition and crisis care for children and families designed to strengthen and support family life and the well-being of children * family support groups * overnight care * supervised access
All Kids Belong - Promotes the inclusion of children with special needs into licensed child care settings * empowers families and professionals so that all children can successfully participate
Children's Groups - Promotes skill development and coping strategies for circumstances children may encounter, such as separation/divorce, family addictions, self-esteem and social skills
Community Outreach - Offers various programs addressing different age groups and issues, including coping with separation, divorce or remarriage and child behavioural problems, self-esteem and social skills * public speaking and training sessions for community groups * programming for local schools and neighbourhoods
Crisis Residential/Respite Program - Temporary care to meet the needs of children during family instability, including emergency and crisis situations
Family and Child Support Program - Provides care to children whose families are experiencing emergency, crisis, stress, disruptive situations and are in need of transitional care
Parenting Groups - Group programs for parents and caregivers * see brochure for more details on groups
Therapeutic Access Program - Program designed to restore the relationship between parents estranged from their children * uses an attachment informed model emphasizing emotional safety of the children and parents

Fees: Set fees for some programs * subsidy available for eligible families
Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children birth up to 13 years and their families * especially those who are experiencing stress and need additional support and resources
Age: 0 - 13 years
Languages: English ; French
Language Note: French reception, service and translation of materials provided
Area(s) Served: London, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford (Map)
See Also: Anger Management
Child Abuse and Welfare
Mental Health for Children and Youth
Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth
Parenting Education
Parenting Groups
Postpartum Depression

This information was last completely updated on September 15, 2016

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About Us
Merrymount is a caring organization committed to providing around the clock support and crisis care for children and families. We deliver responsive and innovative programs to strengthen children and their families in times of transition.

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