A playgroup is run every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bridge (old high school), 2 Gould St., in Smiths Falls. Transportation is available.
Main Contacts: Audrey Vansickle, Joane Morin, Kate Ford (Facilitators)
Children's Resources on Wheels (CROW), Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and strengthen child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County. Its two main areas of service are Ontario Earty Years and licensed child care.
In the Smiths Falls area, there is an OEYC playgroup on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the OEYC located at 91 Cornelia Court, Suite 118, Smiths Falls. There is also a playgroup on Monday at Collegiate Court (former Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute), 2 Gould St., Smiths Falls from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday at Rosedale Hall in Montague Township from 9:30 to 11 a.m. As of Sept. 20, another playgroup has been added on Tuesdays at Duncan J. Schoular Public School, 41 McGill Street South, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The playgroups feature play based learning programs for children from birth to age six. Children can explore and learn through play. Parents can establish networks of support; obtain links to services and get information pertaining to parenting and healthy child development.
On Thursdays, there is a Physical Activity playgroup at Collegiate Court from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. On Thursdays and Fridays, a Parent Run Playgroup operates from 9 to 11 a.m. at the OEYC site. The playroom at the Cornelia Street location is available for parents, caregivers and children. OEYC staff are available to answer questions and provide links to other services.
91 Cornelia St., Suite 118
Smiths Falls , ON K7A 5L3
Teen MOPS meets every Tuesday night from October to May at 6:30 p.m. Teen MOPS is geared to teen mothers -- not all the same age -- but all in the same phase of life. They all have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers they can be! It is a no-cost program designed for teens who are pregnant or who have one or more small children from birth to kindergarten age. It provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where teen moms can make connections.
Main Contact: Rosemary Skuce (Director)
Old Smiths Falls High School, 2 Gould St.
Smiths Falls , ON
The Distress Centre of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville operates a volunteer based community distress and information line. Sponsored by Developmental Services of Leeds & Grenville, this community-wide service provides telephone support for anyone in need. Lines are open daily from 5 p.m. until midnight.
Lanark County Interval House provides support and shelter for women and their children threatened by abuse and gender-based violence. We have a number of diverse programs and services to help you find the support you need. All our services are free and confidential.
24 hour Crisis Line: 1-800-267-7946 or 613-257-5960
Main business phone: 613-257-3469
Lanark County Mental Health is a community based mental health agency serving Lanark County adults and transitional aged youth who experience moderate or severe mental illness.
Sponsored by the Board of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and supported by an active Community Advisory Board, the agency provides streamlined access to a range of crisis response, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, court diversion and intensive community support services.
Counselling and other clinical services are also available to support adult victims of domestic violence and / or sexual assault. In addition to providing individual assessment and treatment, the agency is available for family and professional consultation regarding trauma.
88 Cornelia St. West, Unit A2
Smiths Falls , ON K7A 5K9
Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is a child and youth mental health agency serving all of Lanark County with three sites, including one in Smiths Falls. The staff at Open Doors consists of child and youth mental health specialists who make it possible for Lanark children and youth with mental health needs to live, learn and thrive. Services at the Smiths Falls site include: Quick Response, Counselling, Family Resource Team, Early Years and access to Specialised Services (Psychology and Psychiatry).
Main Contacts: Nicki Collins (Executive Director)
Amber McCart (Manager of Programs and Services)
Phone: 613-283-8260 Toll-free: 877-232-8260
88 Cornelia St. West, Unit A1
Smiths Falls , ON K7A 5K9
Contact person: Jennifer Miller, Executive Director
Our Vision is to provide every child in Lanark County who needs a mentor with a mentor.
Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County by:
• Volunteering to mentor a child
• Volunteer in one of our Jewel’s stores or our office
• Donating money
• Donating gently used clothing to our Jewel’s Gently Used Clothing Store
• Fundraising for us
If not you, who?
If not now, when?
18 William St. East
Smiths Falls , ON K7A 4S4
Web Site: http://www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca/en/Home/default.aspx