This story has been updated to reflect that the hub is open from Tuesdays to Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CORNWALL, Ontario – The City of Cornwall’s department of Social and Housing Services has partnered with Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) to offer services at their new Youth Hub in Cornwall.
Located at 212 Pitt St., the hub promises to provide mental health counselling, addiction counselling, employment help, nurse practitioner, library activities, and a nurse clinic.
The Cornwall site is one of two Youth Hubs opening in the Eastern Champlain region. The second Youth Hub opened in Rockland on Jan. 27.
“YWHO sites provide young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with timely access to a constellation of services, including mental health and addiction services, primary care, and various community and social support services. Services are offered using an integrated, stepped care approach that has been co-developed with youth,” reads a statement on the YWHO website.
The Cornwall Youth Hub will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, with staff from Social and Housing Services Cornwall on-site from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m on Thursdays.
Social and Housing Services Cornwall will provide guidance on housing, childcare, Ontario Works, and other services they may need.
“Our hope is to make services more accessible by creating the opportunity for youth to ask questions face to face in a comfortable environment,” said Stacey Ferguson, administrator of Social and Housing Services.