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Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Launches WEConnectKids

Sunday May 8th, 2022, 9:27am


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Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, along with Children First, HDGH’s Regional Children’s Centre, Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre Youth Addictions Program and Family Respite Services, have launched WEConnectKids. Services offered through WEConnectKids aim to help infants, kids, youth and their families connect with the most appropriate local mental health service based on their unique needs.

“WEConnectKids is a system of care and collaboration to ensure children, youth and their families know where and how to access service no matter where they live in Windsor-Essex,” said Terra Cadeau, Executive Lead, Children and Youth Mental Health Lead Agency, Strategy and Partnerships at HDGH. “A key priority of HDGH’s role as Lead Agency for Child and Youth Mental Health Services is the implementation of coordinated access, which functions as the centralized entry point for children, youth and their families allowing for seamless referrals and clearer pathways through the system,” explained Cadeau.

WEConnectKids is free, confidential, and can be accessed by children and youth themselves up to age 18 or by parents and/or caregivers by:

  • Calling 519-257-KIDS (5437), Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm and Fridaysfrom 8am to 4pm.
  • Or by walk-in at HDGH Regional Children’s Centre (RCC) Counselling Clinic, 3901 Connaught Street, Windsor, Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm and Fridays from 8am to 4pm.

Upon connecting with a WEConnectKids team member, an individual can expect to be asked a series of questions. These questions are designed to help the team decide what type of service and agency can be of the most support. If the person is agreeable, the team will contact the most appropriate agency and they will be followed up with directly.

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