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Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours

During the summer months, Hands’ offices will be following modified hours. Hands’ summer hours start Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and are in effect up to and including Friday, August 30, 2019.

Please see the Summer Hours below for each office location:

  • Parry Sound, 2 May Street
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
      Extended Hours: Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sturgeon Falls, 125 Lisgar Street
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
      Extended Hours: Thursday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sundridge, 37 Main Street
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
      Extended Hours: Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • North Bay, 391 Oak Street East 
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
      Extended Hours: Thursday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bracebridge, 23 Ball’s Drive
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Walk-In Counselling Clinics

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca’s weekly Walk-In Counselling Clinics continue throughout the summer months, with a modified schedule in North Bay only.

Visitors to Hands’ Walk-In Clinics will meet with a Child and Family Therapist for a single session (approximately one hour) to address the child or youth’s mental health concern.

Site Clinic Day Time
 

Parry Sound
2 May Street

Tuesday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm with the last walk-in at 5:30 pm
 

Sturgeon Falls
125 Lisgar Street

Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm with the last walk-in at 5:30 pm
 

Sundridge
37 Main Street

Tuesday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm with the last walk-in at 5:30 pm
North Bay
391 Oak Street East
Tuesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with the last walk-in at 2:30 pm
Thursday

11:00 am to 7:00 pm with the last walk-in at 5:30 pm

Crisis Supports

The Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 throughout the summer. The confidential Mental Health Crisis Line for children and youth, their families, caregivers and service providers, can be reached at 1.844.287.9072.

Hands’ Crisis Services are available daily until 9:00 pm throughout the summer, with the exception of the statutory holidays (July 1st and August 5th). Crisis Services offer immediate, time-limited supports for children and youth who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you are in Crisis, please call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1.844.287.9072.

Autism Virtual Consultations

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca continues to offer free Virtual Autism Consultations for children, youth and families across Northern Ontario throughout the summer.

Hands’ Virtual Autism Consultations are available for free, every Tuesday until August 31st, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (last session at 3:00 pm).

To make arrangements for a same-day virtual session, parents may call Hands at 1.800.668.8555 ext. 1333, starting at 9:00 am the morning of each Clinic. Learn more about Autism Virtual Consultations.