SOCIAL WORK SERVICES THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS!
This summer the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has hired a number of social workers to respond to student needs. Families and students can complete an online referral form that will result in contact with a summer covering school social worker. Families can also contact the HWCDSB directly by calling 905-525-2930 ext 2880 and ask to speak to a summer social worker. (link attached below)
A student mental health – parent/caregiver newsletter was also created and posted on the board website by our Mental Health Lead Michelle Hayes. There is a great deal of information in there for families around access to summer programming, groups and supports. (link attached below)
Other important resources in which parents may also be interested (can also be found in the parent/caregiver newsletter) which can be found on the Board Web Site.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:
If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room.
If your child or youth is in crisis, call: Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or COAST: 905-972-8338
Contact Hamilton (905-570-8888) is the centralized intake point for all children’s services in the Hamilton area. Leave a voicemail and someone will call you back from a blocked number. An intake appointment will be completed over the phone and options for services will be discussed.
Public Health Services’ Mental Health Services for Children and Youth. Free single session video or phone counselling for children and youth under 18 and their family members/caregivers. No waitlist. Book online or phone 905-546-2424 ext. 3678.
Youth Wellness Centre provides services for youth age 17 to 25. Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 31725
Talk to your Family Doctor
We wish all our students, staff, and their families a healthy, happy, restful, and exciting summer holiday! See you in September!