Description (Service) A child protection and children’s mental health agency * promotes, supports and protects the mental, physical, emotional and social well-being of children and youth 
Children's Mental Health offers the following:  
* child and family intervention programs 
* group services 
* intensive service programs 
* preparation for independence program 
* tele-psychiatry  
* therapeutic care 
* no appointment necessary Counselling Walk-in Clinic (CWIC) 
Strengthening Families Programming 
* 14 week family program for families with one child between 7-11 years of age, for parents concerned about issues such as poor performance in school, substance abuse, and other behavioural or mental health issues 
* instruction on parenting skills, and family relations 
* free of cost and childcare and transportation available 
* call for details on schedule of program 
Child welfare is a division of Children's Aid Society (CAS) investigating allegations of neglect and abuse and providing protection for children when necessary 
Programs include: 
* intake and assessment 
* family service 
* children in care 
* adoption 
* foster care 
* volunteer programs 
* after hours programs
Service Details
Public Comments Anyone looking to request services should ask to be connected to Central Intake 
Children's Aid Society of Simcoe County and Family and Youth and Child Services of Muskoka amalgamated in April 2015 and became known as Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services * the name was changed and is now known as Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Hours Office: Sep 16-Jun 14 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Jun 15-Sep 15 Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm

Emergency services: Mon-Sun 24 hours

Walk-in counselling clinic: Thu Sep-Jun, 11 am-7 pm (last appointment at 5:30 pm) * Jul-Aug.Thu 11 am-5 pm (last appointment at 4 pm)
Areas Served Bracebridge ; Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under
Application By phone
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation, Interpretation - formal
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
49 Pine St
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1K8
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Intersection Pine St and Taylor Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-4426
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4236
Crisis Phone Mental Health: 1-844-287-9072
Fax 705-645-1905
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Primary Contact Melanie McLearon, Director of Communications & Community Relations; Phone: 705-726-6587 ext 2214; Email:
Alternate Contact Lynn MacKay, Executive Assistant; Phone: 705-645-4426 ext 6224
Primary Executive Geraldine Dooley-Phillips, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Cyndie Tyrell, Director of Service

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