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Youth Wellness Hub Niagara

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) is an initiative that aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and in the right place. YWHO is a critical step toward improving Ontario’s mental health and addiction services for youth and young adults by:

  • Providing rapid access to easily identifiable mental health and substance use services with walk-in, low-barrier services and clear service pathways
  • Providing evidence-based interventions matched to individuals’ level of need, and supported transitions to specialized care services when the severity of need is evident
  • Integrating mental health, substance use, primary care, vocational, housing and other support services into a one-stop-shop model of care offered in a youth-friendly space
  • Reducing transitions between services through co-location and shared services in a single place
  • Establishing common evaluation across sites
  • Co-creating services with youth & families

We are proud to announce the launch of the Youth Wellness Hub Niagara (YWHN), a new partnership between Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara, John Howard Society of Niagara, the Fort Erie Native Friendship Center and Contact Niagara.

  • The goal of the YWHN is to reach a greater number of youth and provide greater accessibility of services in Welland and Fort Erie.  Youth 12-25 years of age can access a wide range of walk-in/drop-in services including mental health and substance use services; housing, education and employment services; health care services with a Nurse Practitioner; and other recreation and cultural activities.
  • If you are a youth 12-25 years of age, take advantage of the available services! Feel free to share this information with your family and friends who may know or care for a youth 12-25 years of age.

For more information, contact

or call one of our three sites:


Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara – 905-734-1141
John Howard Society of Niagara – 905-732-7655


Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre – 905-871-9655