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GNN Public Resource List

GNN Public Resource List

Angel G Graham, Clinical Social Worker

Individual Grief counselling service for children, adolescents, adults and families.

Cost: Fee for service

Contact: Angel G Graham, 905-246-2261,

(ATTCH) Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing

The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) provides quality trauma and attachment assessment and  treatment, clinical supervision, and evidence-based trauma-informed training. ATTCH staff includes cross-disciplinary services to allow for comprehensive assessment and treatment. Services are available for all ages, including early intervention/ prevention supports for young mothers or individuals who may be at an increased risk for future difficulty.
Cost: Fee for service.

Contact Lori Gill, Certified Trauma Specialist, Trainer, Consultant & Supervisor, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in      Children, 905-684-9333(main) 905-684-6217(fax),

Bereaved Families of Ontario—South Central Region

Bereavement support groups for children, teens and parents in the Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington and Haldimand Norfolk areas.

Contact:  Krista Campure or 905-318-0070

Bereavement Ontario Network

Bereavement Ontario Network is a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout the province that work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning as professionals and volunteers.

Contact, Natalie Proulx, Niagara-Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Representative,

Geoff Straw Psychotherapy

Individual counselling services, including grief and other transitions and end of life.

Cost: Fee for service

Contact: Geoff Straw, 905-685-8605,

Hospice Niagara Support Groups

Bereavement support is available to anyone in the Niagara region regardless of cause of death.  Hospice provides facilitated peer group support for adults, adolescents and children, grief walks, mindfulness hike and peer support for the bereaved. Direct bereavement counseling is not presently provided.  

Contact: Melissa Penner, Bereavement Specialist, 905-984-8766 ext. 233, Dave Tyminski, Bereavement Specialist (South), 905-981-8766 ext. 279

InCommunities /211 

Dial 3 digits-211-24 hours a day, to speak with someone about your specific circumstances and receive information on, and referrals to programs and services that are available to support you. For self-directed searching, you can also search our on-line database of community services.

Contact: 211 or 1-800-263-3695,

Joan Worthington

Stress and Relationships. Forty-five years of registered counselling experience, 25 years in hospitals and home care helping chronically ill people and their families. Offices are in St Catharines and Niagara Falls. Hours are flexible.
Cost: Insurance reimbursable fee for service through most carriers..

Contact Joan Worthington, MSA, RSW, at (905) 937-9706 or

Loving Outreach

A support group for people who are living with loss of a loved one through suicide

Meetings are the second Monday of each month, September—June. Home Visits are available.

Founders: Walt and Lucienne Chemerika, e-mail:

Contact: Peter or Wendy Fisher, 905-371-9767

 Pathstone Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Agency providing a variety of evidence based services to Niagara area residents under 18 years of age and their families.

Cost: Services are at no cost and referrals go through Contact Niagara.

Pathstone Mental Health also has a Crisis Services Line 1-800-263-4944, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact: Contact Niagara 905-684-3407

Victim Services Niagara

Provides 24/7, on scene: emotional and practical assistance and referrals to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.

Contact : Pearl Robinson 905-688-9040 # 5084,

Young Caregivers Association

Serving children, youth and young adults in Niagara and Haldimand Norfolk who are caregivers in their home due to a family member experiencing chronic illness, disability, mental health issues, addiction issues and socioeconomic factors. Offering a variety of programs that act as respite from their caregiving responsibilities while focusing on stress management, reducing isolation and increasing resilience

Contact , Michelle Lewis, 905-397-4201 ext 425 or ,

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