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Four County Crisis

If you are in crisis, please call 705-745-6484 or toll-free 1-866-995-9933. By phoning these numbers, you can access 24-hour, free, confidential crisis support. 

Connex Ontario has the most up to date links to addictions, mental health, and problem gambling supports and services in Ontario. Their information and referral service is live answer 24/7, confidential, and free.

You can search on their page below to get specific information about services available in your County.

Treatment: Substance Use and Mental Health

Is a community based addiction treatment provider.

Office locations are in the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes. They provide support for individuals and family members with alcohol, drug or gambling related problems through a number of programming options. They will work with you to develop a treatment path that is right for you.

For the site nearest you, call 1-800-461-1909 or visit: http://www.fourcast.ca/

Offers mental health services throughout the four county area. In partnership with clients, families and the community, they provide best practice services through education, advocacy, therapeutic supports and assistance with social determinants, to improve mental health recovery and quality of life.

Peterborough – (705) 748-6711 or 1 (866) 990-9956
Kawartha Lakes – (705) 328-2704 or 1 (888) 454-8875
Administrative Office – (705) 748-6687

(see info above)

Green Wood Coalition
Is a radically inclusive, street-level organization that uses a community model of caring to walk alongside people who are hungry, homeless and hurting in Port Hope.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton
The Society is a non-profit, multi service organization with offices located in Lindsay and Minden. Through prevention, education, and interventions JHSCKLH works with at risk youth and adults through a variety of programs and services.

Lakeridge Health
Offers a range of mental health and addictions services in Durham Region and Scarborough from several locations, by over 300 staff and physicians. Their detox service is open to any residents of the three county area.

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics
Offer fast access to quality care on a walk-in basis for people living with alcohol and opioid-related addictions. Services include medical treatment and same-day counselling services without a doctor’s referral.

Located at: 159 King St. Suite 302 K9J 2R8, Peterborough, ON
t: 705-749-9708 f: 705-748-3060
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network)
Provides free harm reduction supplies to people who use injection and inhalation drugs in order to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and other blood-borne infections.

To learn more about their Harm Reduction services, please click the link below or contact them at 705-749-9110 or 1-800-361-2895

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
Offers a cultural space for individuals with mental health and addictions issues to find the help they need in moving towards a healthier lifestyle. The programs offer one-on-one supportive counselling and consultation regarding treatment options and culturally based services and support groups, including holistic healing through medicine wheel teachings on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, and participation in cultural activities such as drumming circles, ceremonies, and feasts.
(705) 775-0387

Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services
Assists individuals who are experiencing mild to severe mental health concerns. Programming is geared to those 16 years and older. Individuals younger than 16 are eligible for selected services in some circumstances. Counselling services are available for those coping with mild to moderate mental health issues. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from family physicians, the Hospital and community agencies.
905-377-9891 or 1-888-294-7579

The Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
Offers methadone treatment in Port Hope, Lindsay and Haliburton.


Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre
A is a community-centred primary health care facility. The Centre continues to accept new clients. Special consideration will be given to our target populations who do not have a family physician. These include:

  • Seniors with more than one chronic disease
  • Youth at risk between the ages of 12 to 21
  • Those struggling with mental health and addictions
  • Those receiving social assistance


The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Port Hope and Cobourg offers supports around housing, food and addictions for those interested.

Victoria and Haliburton Alcoholics Anonymous
At meetings AA members share their recovery experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem, and give individual services or “sponsorship” to the alcoholics coming to AA.

Northumberland Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous
A non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs has become a major problem.



The Boys and Girls Club in Kawartha Lakes
Provides access to many different support services for children, youth and families. Support services include transition, school re-integration, prevention and intervention supports; restorative practices

Chimo Youth and Family Services
Strengthening the ability of children and youth to effectively deal with and/or resolve their mental health challenges, building resiliency for the future. They offer services primarily in Kawartha Lakes but also have some services available in Haliburton and Northumberland.
Tel: 705-324-3300
Toll Free: 1-877-661-2973

Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents
Identifies needs, provides supports, and services enabling residents of Haliburton County to function at their highest potential.
Haliburton 705-457-5345
Minden (by appointment) 705-286-2191
Crisis Line (after 4:30pm) 1-866-995-9933

EarlyON Child and Family Centre
Centres located throughout Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes offer parent and child activities for kids 0-6.

Rebound Child and Youth Services Offering mental health support for youth 4-18 in Northumberland County. These services include literacy and learning supports, youth justice and court diversion, and parenting supports.

Justice and Enforcement

Kawartha Haliburton and Northumberland Victim Services
Working closely with Police and Emergency Services to provide emotional and practical support to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. Assistance is provided by staff and trained volunteers over the phone, on-scene, and in our office. Volunteer teams are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton


Elizabeth Fry Society
Programs are available in the Peterborough area to help women engage in community alternatives to incarceration and develop skills to prevent further incarceration. Programming is also provided to women within the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, and follow-up re-integration work with women upon their release.
705-749-6809 Phone
800-820-7384 Toll-Free

The Help and Legal Centre
A legal clinic that provides free and confidential legal advice and help to the residents of Northumberland County, including services in employment law, wrongful dismissal, tax appeals, wills and powers of attorney, forms completion, seniors’ law, consumer and mental health.
905-373-4464 or 1-800-850-7882

The Community Legal Clinic
Provides free legal services to low income persons throughout the counties of Simcoe and Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes, an area of over 12,000 square km.
Orillia: 705-326-6444
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953


A Place Called Home
Assists with shelter, support, outreach, and Youth Trustee Program
Telephone: (705) 328-0905
Toll Free: (866) 520-2689

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Breaking the cycle of family violence by providing immediate shelter, counselling and prevention services throughout Northumberland County.

Get help 24/7 by calling 905.372.0746 or 1.800.263.3757

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Regional Women’s Shelter
Provides a safe, supportive, temporary shelter for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children (16 years and under) who are seeking refuge from abuse.

Located on Alderville First Nation.
24 Hour Crisis Lines
Local: 905-352-3708
Toll Free: 1-800-388-5171

Housing Help
Assising residents of CKL and County of Haliburton with eviction prevention, housing, and homelessness, and finding a home.
Telephone: 705-878-9367
Toll Free: 1-844-878-9367

Haliburton Community Housing Corporation
Provides permanent, affordable, quality accommodation to individuals in the community, and encourages a partnership role for the residents and to provide housing for special needs individuals.

Funding for both operating and rent subsidies is provided by ratepayers of Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes through the Service Manager (City of Kawartha Lakes).
Phone: 705-457-9119; 705-457-3973

Northumberland, Housing Services
Provides information about affordable housing options in Northumberland County. Housing Services administers and funds subsidized housing (also known as Rent-Geared-to-Income or RGI assistance) for people with low to moderate incomes, seniors and/or people with special needs.

Tel: 905-372-6846
Toll Free: 1-800-354-7051

Women’s Resources in Kawartha Lakes
Provides a safe 18 bed, short-term shelter for women and their children who are seeking help and safety from abuse or domestic violence.  The shelter operates 24 hours, 7 days a week including a crisis support line. Individual and group support is provided to all women while at the shelter and children’s counsellors offer recreational programs and support.  Safety, security and confidentiality of all women at the shelter is very important.

24-hour support line at: (705) 878-3662 – or – 1 (800) 565-5350

Prevention and Education

The Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge health Unit
Provides a variety of prevention and education programs and services including harm reduction supplies, testing for blood borne infections, sexual health testing, education programs and mobile outreach services. Please contact them at:

Culturally-Specific Resources

Alderville First Nation
Offers mental health and substance use supports for their community members.

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwag Services Circle (NASC)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and delivery of healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families who have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused. Healing work is conducted through the use of traditional Anishnaabe spirituality, blended with other appropriate methods of healing. Serving the HKPR region.

NASC provides services to the following geographic areas of this great and sacred Turtle Island:
Main Line: 705-741-0900
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2696

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services
Offers a Child & Youth Mental Health and Addictions program in Alderville First Nation. The program provides culturally appropriate support services to children, youth (up to age 24) and their families experiencing mental health and addictions difficulties.
The Native Youth Justice program services First Nation/Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 – 17 who are in conflict with the law, using culturally-based healing supports to help youths reach rehabilitation and reintegration.

The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre 
Offers a Court Worker Program offered to people living in the HKPR region. The goal of the Court Worker Program is to assist in reducing the over representation of Aboriginal people in the justice system, by assisting Aboriginal individuals to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities when appearing before the courts. The program can assist adults and youth charged with a criminal offense; separating couples; and parents involved in child welfare matters.

Cultural Competency training opportunities in HKPR:

  • The Safe Guards Training Program offers training locally on topics related to intergenerational trauma, as well as custom, in-service training with agencies
  • Trainings are also offered to HKPR service providers through the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre in Peterborough
  • The Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program is offered Ontario-wide and administered by the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
  • Training is also offered through the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres http://www.ofifc.org