YWHO (Youth Wellness Hub Ontario) – Renfrew County
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) is an initiative that aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and in the right place. YWHO is a critical step toward improving Ontario’s mental health and addiction services for youth and young adults.
The Renfrew County Youth Wellness Hub officially opened on October 21, 2022. It is located in a renovated house that allows for a home-away-from-home feel. The site was selected by local youth, and they have designed the décor to make it feel as cozy and comfortable as a real home.
The sprawling facility includes a therapy room, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, craft room, music room, and supply room stocked with clothing, towels, hygiene products and more.
Many partners from local communities came together to make the site possible, along with support from the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, YWHO and Renfrew Victoria Hospital.
- Mental health and substance use services integrated with a range of other youth services.
- Mental health services
- Addictions services
- Physical health/primary care
- Employment services
- Youth shelter
- Family support
- Peer support
- Life skills
Sample monthly calendar offering skills and well-being activities that youth can attend.
Current calendars are available on YWHO social media:
Youth can make an appointment by calling 613-570-8953, or by emailing email@example.com
In addition to walk-in/call-in at 278 Nelson Street in Pembroke, virtual services are also available to youth every Monday and Wednesday via electronic options such as video conference or secure messaging (text), or by phone.