Youth and Teens

We offer single peer support sessions for youth ages 15 to 24, and their parents, whose needs are more immediate. Often, one of the most difficult steps can be gathering enough courage to ask for help. Getting help sooner can make all the difference.

Reasons for Attending Drop-in

Here are some reasons why children, youth and/or their families attend the Open Doors Drop-in Centre:

  • Not getting along with friends or family
  • Having difficulty making or keeping relationships
  • Feeling lonely, sad, anxious or worried
  • Bullying/Cyberbullying
  • Difficulty with managing anger
  • Getting in trouble frequently at school, home or in the community
  • Difficulty or an inability to focus on or complete tasks
  • Sexuality and gender identity exploration
  • Experiences of abuse
  • Thoughts of hurting oneself or suicide