October 2020
33rd Annual General Meeting
Board members, staff and volunteers joined together in-person and online for our 33rd Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 with keynote speaker James Gordon. Visit the website for details and our annual report.
All Programs Running
We are pleased to continue being able to offer all of our programs during COVID. We are accommodating in-person, telephone or video appointments. Our virtual services are offered via a secure platform. We can even offer our groups through virtual means! The following groups are available either in-person and virtually: Violence Against Women, Partner Assault Response and Art Therapy.
Quick Access Psychotherapy Clinics
FCSSGW offers Quick Access Psychotherapy Clinics at the following locations and times:
Guelph - Wednesdays 1-7pm at 20 Shelldale Crescent
Fergus - Thursdays 1-7pm at 900 Tower Street South
Mount Forest - Mondays 9am-5pm. Call 519-824-2431 x12
Harriston - Tuesdays 1-7pm. Call 519-824-2431 x12
Men's Group: Managing Difficult Emotions
Thanks to funding through the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, FCSSGW is pleased to offer a group just for men to better manage emotions and improve their relationships. Learn more.
Harriston: Quick Access Mental Health
FCSSGW is now offering FREE quick access psychotherapy in Harriston through the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin’s Emergency COVID Support Fund. Click on the link for the clinic's location and details.
Affordable Rates
Appointments for those seeking support from a qualified Registered Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist are available with little wait. Our therapists are trained in many modalities of psychotherapy, and our intake team is trained to best match clients with the right therapist! Fees are offered on a sliding scale from $15 to $140 per hour. Clients are welcome to contact Intake at 519-824-2431 x12 or info@familyserviceguelph.on.ca to discuss appointments and availabilities of clinicians.
Couples Counselling
Did you know that FCSSGW is able to offer couples and family counselling? We are proud to have specially trained staff who can provide couples and family counselling to those who may require these services. Clients are welcome to contact Intake for more information regarding the specialized counselling FCSSGW can offer at 519-824-2431 x12 or info@familyserviceguelph.on.ca. 
Employee Assistance Programs
FCSSGW offers counselling services to workplaces called EAP (Employee Assistance Program). We are the only non-profit in Guelph-Wellington offering customized EAPs, which also include critical services and corporate training. Learn more.
Thank you to Edge Mutual in Drayton for the $5,000 donation to FCSSGW! Executive director Joanne Young Evans is seen here accepting the cheque from Thomas Newby. The funds will go toward providing free same-day services at the Harriston mental-health clinic. The clinic runs every Tuesday from 1-7pm.
Trillium Mutual Insurance donated $5,000 to FCSSGW through the ROOTS Community Fund for upgrades to equipment and software used to provide mental-health counselling. The current technology being used is dated and is preventing FCSSGW from delivering mental-health services to as many people as possible. The donation will support the development and increased accessibility of our rural programs and Distress Line. Thank you, Trillium!
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