Alternatives for Youth


How we work

Intake Process

The first step to becoming involved with AY is to meet with a counsellor and participate in an intake session. An intake session is completed in person and takes approximately one hour. The purpose of an intake session is for our counsellor to gather information about the youth’s past and current health and substance use as well as readiness for change. In addition, our services will be described in detail. Parents or caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend the first session with the youth.

Assessment

Over a period of several appointments, an initial assessment will be completed with the youth which will include gathering of information, monitoring of youth’s substance use, provision of feedback on the impact of substance use on the youth’s life and development of a treatment plan.

  • Looking for someone to listen to?
    Need to talk?

    Worried about someone's drug and alcohol use? Worried about your own?

    Call us today at

    905-527-4469


    Being responsive and flexible is important to us, so we will consider your needs to try to find a time that works for you.

Our Funders

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network  United Way of Halton and Hamilton  Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services  The City of Hamilton
Our Partners

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board  Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Catholic family Services of Hamilton  St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton  Street Youth Planning Collaborative

Main Office
38 James Street South, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4W6
Phone: 905-527-4469
Fax: 905-527-8291

Hours
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Pour des services en français, contactez
le Centre de santé Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara au (905) 528-0163 ou
le Ligne d’aide sur la drogue at l’alcool
au 1-800-565-8603.

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