Links & Resources

The following lists are services in Durham specifically for families going through a separation or divorce. Each is focused on a particular need. Simply click on the title you wish to see for a list of services.

For further information about resources in Durham and Ministry of the Attorney General court-connected Family Mediation and Information Services, contact the Information & Referral Coordinator at the Family Law Information Centre (905) 579-1988, or Toll Free 1-877-294-6529.

Children and Youth Services
Legal and Assessment Resources
Women’s Services
Men’s Services
Family Services
Parenting Programs and Courses
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Children and Youth Services

The following resources are currently available in the Durham Region and offer services specifically for children and youth whose families are going through a separation or divorce.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTER OF CANADA 

Ajax-Pickering 905-831-3777 
Phone: 905-831-3777Website: 
Website: www.bigbrothersandsistersofajaxpickering.com
Email: [email protected]

Clarington
Phone: 905-623-6646
Website:  www.bigbrothersandsisters.ca      
Email:[email protected]

Oshawa-Whitby
Phone: 905-579-2551
Website: [email protected]  
Email: [email protected]

DRIVEN

Access to multiple services at one location for women dealing with abuse and all forms of gender-based violence. 
Located: Oshawa 
Phone: 905-432-7233
Toll Free: 1-877-723-3905
Website: www.durhamdriven.com
Email: [email protected]


FRONTENAC YOUTH SERVICES 


Oshawa
Phone: 905-579-1551
Toll Free: 1-877-455-5527
Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275
Crisis Line: 1-800-742-1890
Website: www.frontenacyouthservices.org
Email: [email protected] 

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF DURHAM

Ajax
Phone: 905-428-8111
Toll Free: 1-887-5795
Website: www.girlsinc-durham.org
Email: [email protected]

KINARK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 

Whitby
Phone: 905-668-2411
Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275 
Toll Free: 1-866-929-0061
Websit: www.kinark.on.ca 
Email: [email protected] 

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

Oshawa
Phone: 905-728-7525
Website: www.simcoehall.com 
Email: [email protected]

THE YOUTH CENTER

Ajax 
Phone: (905) 428-1212
Website: www.theyouthcentre.ca

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Legal and Assessment Resources

ARCH DISABILITY LAW CENTER

phone: 416-482-8255
Toll Free: 1-866-482-2724
TTY: 416-482-1254
Toll Free TTY: 1-866-482-2728
Websie: www.archdisabilitylaw.ca
Email: [email protected]  

DURHAM COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC


Oshawa
Phone: 905-728-7321
Toll Free: 1-888-297-2202
Website: www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca
Email: [email protected]

FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE
For more information, contact your lawyer or the FRO directly at the Family Responsibility Office. A 24-hour automated info line is also available to assist you with your inquiries.
 
Client Services Call Center: 1-800-267-4330 or 416-326-1817 
24-Hour Automated Info Line: 1-800-267-7263 or 416-326-1818
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-545-0083
Website: www.thefrosolution.ca

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA


Phone: 416-947-3300
Toll Free: 1-800-668-7380
Website: www.lsuc.on.ca 
Email: [email protected]

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

Phone: 416-947-3330
Toll Free: 1-800-268-8326
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 416-644-4886
Website: [email protected]
Email: www.lsuc.on.ca

LEGAL AID ONTARIO 

Oshawa
Phone: 905-576-2125 
Toll Free: 1-866-595-0563
TTY Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-866-641-8867
Website: www.legalaid.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S LAWYER

Phone: 416-314-8000
Website: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl

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Women’s Services

 ANISHNAABE KWEWAG GAMIG – ALDERVILE WOMEN’S SHELTER

Phone: 905-352-3898
Toll-free:  1-800-388-5171
Crisis Phone:  905-352-3708
Website:   www.eagle.ca/~akg
Email:  [email protected]

A.P.P.L.E COMMUNITY PROJECT 

Ajax/Pickering  
Phone: 905-619-2556
Crisis Line:  905-576-2997
Website:  http://www.ywcadurham.org/content/view/36/70/
Email:  [email protected]

BETHESDA HOUSE 

Bowmanville
Phone: 905-623-6045 ext. 206 
24 hour support line: 905-623-6050 
Toll Free:  1-800-338-3397
Website:  www.bethesdahouse.ca
Email:  [email protected]

THE DENISE HOUSE

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-728-7311  
Toll Free:  1-800-263-3725
TTY Line:  905-728-4394
Website:  www.thedenisehouse.com
Email:  [email protected]

HERIZON HOUSE

Ajax    
Phone: 905-426-1064 ext. 1
Crisis Line:  1-866-437-4066
Website:  www.herizonhouse.com
Email:  [email protected]

LUKE’S PLACE

Whitby
Phone: 905-728-0978
Website:  www.lukesplace.ca
Email:  [email protected]

MUSLIM WELFARE HOME FOR NEEDY WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Open to all faiths, the centre offers a variety of services free of charge including family counseling, legal advice, medical referrals and translation services. An indoor recreation facility is accessible for children.

Whitby
Phone:  905-665-0424
Website: www.muslimwelfarecentre.com
Email: [email protected]

OUTWARD BOUND- WOMEN OF COURAGE PROGRAM

Phone: 705-382-5454
Toll Free:  1-888-688-9273 x. 224
Website:  www.outwardbound.ca

WOMEN’S MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE & COUNSELING CENTRE OF DURHAM

Pickering         
Phone: 905-427-7849
Toll free: 1-877-454-4035
Website:  www.wmrccdurham.com
Email:  [email protected]

WORK LINKS FOR WOMEN

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-433-9539
Toll free: 1-866-375-9539
Website:  www.northernlightscanada.ca
E-mail:  [email protected]

Y’s WISH SHELTER

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-576-6743
Crisis Phone:  905-576-2997

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Men’s Services

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DURHAM INCORPORATED 

Oshawa       
133 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G8 
Phone: 905-433-0254
Email:  [email protected]

D.A.D.S. OF DURHAM (DADS AIMING FOR DIRECTION AND SUPPORT)

Website: www.jhsdurham.on.ca/dads/

Oshawa

Phone: 905-579-8482

Ajax
Phone: 905-427-8165 

NEW CHOICES PARTNER ASSAULT RESPONSE PROGRAM (P.A.R. PROGRAM)

Whitby
            
Lowe Level
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N6A3 
Phone: 905-668-4113 ext. 3994


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Family Services

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

Website: www.cfsdurham.com
Email: [email protected]
Toll Free: 1-877-282-8932

Oshawa
Phone: 905-725-3513

Ajax
Phone: 905-428-1984

Port Perry
Phone: 905-985-4221

 

 

DISTRESS CENTRE DURHAM

Whitby
Phone: 905-430-3511
Local Helpline: 905-430-2522  
Toll Free:  1-800-452-0688     
Website: www.distresscentredurham.com      
Email: [email protected] 

 

DIVORCE CARE

Whitby
Phone: 905-723-6685
Email: [email protected]

DURHAM CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

Oshawa
Phone: 905-433-1551  
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8140
Website: www.durhamcas.ca
Email: [email protected]

DURHAM REGION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT CARE CENTRE (SACC)

24 Hour Emergency Services: 905-576-8711
Counselling Services    905-721-6128 ext 2787
Website: www.dvsacc.com

DURHAM RAPE CRISIS CENTRE (DRCC)

Whitby            
Phone: 905-444-9672
24 Hour Crisis Line:  905-668-9200
Website:  www.durhamrapecrisiscentre.com
Email:  [email protected]

EQUAL PARENTING OF DURHAM

Bowmanville
Phone: 905-697-1940
Email: [email protected] 

FAMILY SERVICES OF DURHAM 

For intake, please call 1-866-840-6697
Website: www.durham.ca/social.asp?nr=/departments/social/famcounsel.htm

Ajax
Phone: 905-683-3451

Brock
Phone: 705-357-2241

Clarington
Phone: 905-623-9141 or 905-697-3400

Port Perry
Phone: 905-985-7665

Oshawa
Phone: 905-434-5855

Uxbridge
Phone: 905-852-4566

Whitby     
Regional Office Phone: 905-666-6240      
Phone: 905-668-1421 or 905-668-6860           

JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY

Website: www.jhsdurham.on.ca
E-mail: [email protected]

Ajax
Phone 905-427-8165

Bowmanville
Phone 905-623-6814  

Oshawa
Phone: 905-579-8482          
Email: [email protected]                                                   

Whitby
Phone: 905-666-8847
Email: [email protected]

ONE-PARENT FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (OPFA)

Ajax/Pickering
Phone: 905-831-7098
Website:  www.opfa.net

Oshawa/Whitby Chapter
Phone: 905-435-5351
Website: www.oshawa-whitby.co.nr

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY MEDIATION (OAFM)

Toll Free:  1-800-989-3025
Website:  www.oafm.on.ca
Email: [email protected]

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Oshawa
Phone: 905-261-9021
Website:  www.pwposhawa.com
Email:   [email protected]

ROSE OF DURHAM

Toll free: 1-800-241-3534

Oshawa
  
200 Bond Street West
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622

Port Perry        
169 North Street, Unit 2 
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B7 
Phone: 905-985-4221                                                    

SALVATION ARMY – Family Services

Ajax    
37 King's Crescent
Ajax, Ontario L1S 2L8
Phone: 905-427-7123                     
Email: [email protected]

Bowmanville
75 Liberty Street South
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2N8
Phone: 905-623-2185
Email: [email protected]

Oshawa
45 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B2  
Phone: 905-723-7422  
Email: [email protected]      

Uxbridge
35 Toronto Street North
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E6
Phone: 905-852-0090
Email: [email protected]

Whitby
607 Palace Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6S5
Phone: 905-430-3454
Email: [email protected]

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-728-7525
Website:  www.simcoehall.com
Email:  [email protected]

SUPERVISED ACCESS SERVICES OF DURHAM

Ajax    
75 Centennial Road
Ajax, Ontario L1S 4S4
Phone: 905-619-4565 ext. 305

VICTIM SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION

480 Taunton Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5R5
Phone: 905-579-1520 ext. 1846
Toll-Free: 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1846
Website: www.drps.ca/internet_explorer/our_organization/unit.asp?Scope=Unit&ID=72
Email: [victimservices@drps.ca]

                                                      

 

VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VWAP)

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-430-4170
419 King Street West, Suite 520
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2K5
Website:  www.drps.ca/internet_explorer/over_the_counter/index.asp?Do_What=fetch&ID=29&Category_ID=13&Page=1

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Parenting Programs and Courses

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES 

  • Offers programs including “Parenting After Violence” and “Families Forever”, a group for parents who are separated or divorced.  For information and registration, call the Oshawa office at 905-725-3513 and ask for the Intake Coordinator.

DURHAM REGION HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • Through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program, parenting groups including “INFORMATION BABYVILLE”, for parents of infants as well as young parents’ and mothers’ support groups are available in various locations throughout Durham Region.  Please call the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program at 905-668-7711 or toll-free 1-800-372-1102. 

JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY

  • Parenting programs includes “D.A.D.S”, a parenting group for fathers and the “Active Parenting Program” Call the Oshawa office at 905-579-8482 for additional information and registration.

ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRES

  • Centres are located throughout Durham Region and provide a variety of services and programs for parents and their young children (ages 0-6).  Call the Durham Region office at 905-697-3171 or visit www.ontarioearlyyears.ca for additional information and to locate a centre in your area.

ROSE OF DURHAM

  • Offers parent education programs including “Back to Basics” and “Nobody is Perfect” please call the Rose of Durham’s Oshawa office at 905-432-3622 for information and registration.

SIMCOE HALL SETTLEMENT HOUSE

  • Offers a variety of programs for parents and children who are coping with the effects of separation and divorce.  For more information and registration, please call 905-728-7525

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Oshawa          
Phone:  905-728-1020
Toll Free: 1-800-921-3555
Website: www.aaoshawa.org

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Oshawa
Phone: 905-436-8760
Crisis Phone: 1-800-742-1890
Website: www.durham.cmha.ca
Email: [email protected] 

THE CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH (CAMH)

 

Phone: 705-745-4248
Toll free: 1-800-463-6273
Website :  www.camh.net

COPE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

Website: www.communitycaredurham.on.ca
General Email: [email protected]

 

 

Ajax/Pickering 
Phone: 905-837-0017 ext. 229          
Email: [email protected]                           

Brock 
Phone: 705-432-3044
Email: [email protected]

 

Clarington
Phone: 905-623-4123         
Email [email protected]                        

Oshawa
Phone: 905-434-1693
Email: [email protected]

Scugog
Phone: 905-985-8461
              
[email protected]     

Uxbridge
Phone: 905-852-9560
Email: [email protected]           

Whitby
Phone: 905-668-6223
Email: [email protected]

DESTINY MANOR ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN

Whitby
Phone: 905-668-1858
Toll Free:  1-800-825-6325
Website:  www.pinewoodcentre.org
Email:  [email protected]

DURHAM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Toll Free:  1-800-742-1890
Crisis Line:  905-666-0483
Website:  www.dmhs.ca
Email:  [email protected]

Ajax
Phone: 905-683-9124

Whitby Branch
Phone: 905-448-0453

Whitby Main
Phone: 905-666-0831                                             

FIRST STEP MEDICAL CLINIC

Oshawa
32 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G2
Phone: 905-720-0506

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Central Lake Ontario Area

Oshawa
Phone: 905-434-2020
Toll-free: 1-888-724-3861
Website: www.cloana.org
Email: [email protected]

PINEWOOD CENTRE

Oshawa          
Phone: 905-723-8195
Toll Free:  1-888-881-8878
After Hours:  905-723-8195
Website:  www.pinewoodcentre.org
Email:  [email protected]

ROUGE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Ajax
Phone: 905-683-2320 ext 3203
Website:  www.rougevalley.ca

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