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Organization: Vanier Children's Services  
Phone Numbers: Intake Services: 519-433-0334
Administration: 519-433-3101
Crisis: 519-433-0334 (24 hour)
Fax: 519-433-1302
871 Trafalgar St
London, ON
N5Z 1E6
Intersection: Trafalgar St between Rectory St and Egerton St
Location: London (East)
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-8:30pm * Fri 8:30am-4:30pm * evenings and weekends by appointment
Crisis Telephone: Daily 24 hours
Executives: Joanne Sherin - Executive Director
Service Description: Children's mental health centre offering community-based assessment, counselling and treatment for children and families

Services include:
  • family therapy
  • parenting support
  • psychiatric and psychological assessment and consultation
  • parent, family, child and youth groups
  • in-home parent training
  • residential treatment
Bilingual Intake - Intake available to London residents 5 days a week during regular business hours * after hours calls left on voicemail are returned within 48 hours
Community Services - Family therapy, intensive in-home services and treatment groups for children and families
Crisis Intake Team - 24-hour telephone crisis intervention available in London and Middlesex
Early Years Team - Identification and treatment of emotional, psychological, social and developmental concerns in young children including trauma, behaviour and attachment difficulties
Residential Treatment - Long Term - Specialized program for children who have complex trauma histories and have been in multiple placements, including separation from their family * long term residential treatment available to provide them with the safety and continuity of relationships to deal with their traumatic past in a more stable family-like setting
Residential Treatment - Medium Term - 6-12 month program that specializes in working with children who have complex and multiple needs
Residential Treatment - Short Term - 3-month program designed for children who have a variety of mental health and behavioural issues, offering specialized programming * Child and Youth Counsellors staff the private residence 24 hours a day
Respite Services - Provides family members with a short-term, break from the day-to-day care of a challenging child or youth

Fees: Free
Application: Call * residential programs apply through the Children's Services Coordination Network (CSCN)
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children, youth, families, and guardians who have behavioural, social, emotional difficulties
Languages: English ; French
Language Note: Intake and assessment service, publications, and website offered in French * French interpretation available upon request, contact bilingual intake at ext 228
Area(s) Served: Oxford County, Elgin, Middlesex, and Perth (Map)
See Also: Housing and Residential Care for People with Mental Illness
Learning Disabilities
Mental Health for Children and Youth
Parenting Education
Speech and Language

This information was last completely updated on 7/4/2016

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About Us
Vanier is a leader in helping children and youth age 0 to 14 with emotional and behavioural issues. For over 40 years, we have served London and surrounding communities in southwestern Ontario with compassionate and innovative programs and services.