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Supports for Abused Children - KW Resources

If your life is in danger, please call 911 right away or go to your nearest emergency department. If you have reason to believe that a child or youth is in need of protection or is at risk of harm, or you are looking for support for your family, call Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region at 519-576-0540.

Carizon - Child/Youth Quick Response Program - fully funded and confidential single-session counselling and therapeutic conversations in person, virtually or by phone.

By appointment only. Call: 519-743-6333 ext 1. This service is available to:

  • Young people under the age of 12 years with their parents/caregivers

  • Young people between 12 years old and their 18th birthday – they can attend on their own or with a parent/caregiver/support person

Carizon’s Trauma Treatment Services - provides a variety of therapeutic interventions designed to help children and youth (ages 5 – 18) and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events

Front Door - supports youth (up to their 18th birthday) who are struggling with life’s challenges such as emotions, behaviours, relationships and mental health.

Good2Talk - 24/7 counselling for post-secondary students (17-25 yrs.)


Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Kids Help Phone Call 1-800-668-6868 (24/7)

Text CONNECT to 686868

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region - 24/7 support line for anyone who has experienced sexual violence.


Talk Suicide - If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis or has suicide-related concerns

1-833-456-4566 (24/7)

The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region - connect with a number of essential services in a caring, supportive, and victim-centered environment. Located at 400 Queen Street South in Kitchener.

  • Police trained to deal with family violence

  • Personal counselling for adults and children

  • Assistance with developing safety plans

  • Shelters

  • Crisis/medical support for sexual assault

  • Children’s services

  • Support groups

  • Legal services


If you know of a service to help abused children in the KW area that is missing on our resource page, we invite you to connect with us at to have your organization and service added to our listing.

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