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Organization: Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County  
Phone Numbers: 519-824-2410
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-8300
Fax: 519-763-9628 * Shelldale 519-766-4537
Email: info@fcsgw.org
Website: www.fcsgw.org
Address:
Box 1088
Guelph, ON
N1H 6N3
Street
Address
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Family and Children's Services Head Office
275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph
 
Intersection: Metcalfe St and Eramosa Rd
Location: Guelph-North East
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Sheila Markle - Executive Director
Contacts: Colleen Reardon - Executive Assistant
519-824-2410 ext 4112
Service Description: Works to protect children from physical and emotional abuse and neglect to ensure their safety and well-being.

Support services include:
  • child protection services: investigation of suspected child abuse or neglect; strengthening of family support networks
  • foster care: foster parents work with social workers to develop a plan for each child in their care; agency provides ongoing support and training for foster families
  • family support program: immediate, intensive, time limited in-home support to families in crisis
  • adoption services: trained staff assist individuals / families wishing to adopt and birth parents who wish to make an adoption plan for their child(ren), including an unborn child; places children for adoption; support provided for adopted persons/birth families who request information about the adoption
  • pregnancy counselling: helps women examine available options; facilitates decision making

Children First Fund provides financial assistance to programs not currently funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Programs supported through the Fund include:
  • Education Support Program
  • Enrichment Program
  • Prevention and Early Help Program
  • Permanency Pilot Partnerships

Services and Programs:

Fees: None
Application: Call or visit website for information
Age: 0.00 - 16.00 years
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Interpretive Services ; Vietnamese
Area(s) Served:
Guelph ; Wellington County  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare

This information was last completely updated on April 7, 2017

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