Drop-in Centres

Are you bored and looking for a fun place to hang out and meet new people? Call one of the places below to find out what they offer and when you and your friends can drop in.

Ontario. Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/index.html

Perth4Youth is a community engagement, collective impact project which focuses on the engagement, attraction, re-attraction and retention of youth to rural Ontario. A pilot of this process is happening in Perth County, Stratford and St Mary’s during 2017. The project will result in local strategic plans to attract youth to Perth County.

Civic Youth Engagement Project is a process for youth to engage with local municipal councils regarding issues or concerns they are facing. Youth take on conversations with their peers – conversations by youth for youth – with coaching assistance from OMAFRA and a local municipal representative youth go to their local council as a delegation to give a voice to these concerns or issues. The project is designed to engage youth in a meaningful way with the local municipal government.

Perth County office: PER0434

Choices for Change
http://choicesforchange.ca/

Drop-In Centre for young adults (16-24 years old) coping with mental illness or who have a family member dealing with mental health issues * safe, drug-free Centre for youth * provides access to internet, video games, lunch, peer support, counselling, parenting group, coping tools and more

Choices for Change
http://choicesforchange.ca/

Drop-In Centre for young adults (16-24 years old) coping with mental illness or who have a family member dealing with mental health issues * safe, drug-free Centre for youth * provides access to internet, video games, lunch, peer support, counselling, parenting group, coping tools and more

Youth for Christ – Youth Unlimited
http://www.yfcmitchell.com

Serving youth in Mitchell. A Christian organization promoting the balanced development of mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual areas in the lives of young people.

A division of Southwestern Ontario Youth for Christ.

Youth for Christ/ Youth Unlimited Stratford
http://www.yfcstratford.com

Christian youth organization focusing on a balanced development of mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects through mentoring, support and advocacy * provide a listening ear, helpful direction, problem solving and fun activities that develop opportunities for growth and mobilize youth through peer to peer initiatives * enable strategic engagement with organizations to take on key leadership roles in the community

Division of Southwestern Ontario Youth for Christ.

Parkview United Church
http://www.parkviewunited.ca

Activities and social events * youth group, for youth up to 16 years * have various fundraisers to cover the costs for the group

Youth groups occasionally go bowling, tobogganing or movie nights.

West Perth Youth Centre
http://www.stratfordperthymca.com/

Provides a safe place for youth to socialize * adult supervision and role modeling * encourage, enable, and provide information on positive living and healthy development * social and recreational activities, informal counselling available

St Marys. Youth Centre
http://www.townofstmarys.com/en/recreation-and-culture/Youth-Services.aspx

A safe, supervised place for youth to socialize with their peers and develop positive, healthy lifestyles * Program includes ping pong, Wii, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, board games, 5 computers,WIFI, dodgeball/noodle hockey etc, youth dances,* specialized programs. Referrals to local agencies when necessary * community service hours * community involvement

YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton
http://www.ymcaswo.ca

In partnership with the Grand Bend Optimist Club, the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario operate a YMCA Youth Centre in Grand Bend with regular programming and activities for youth ages 6 – 16.

YMCA of Goderich-Huron
http://ymcaswo.ca/p/437/l/569/orgid/22853/t/YMCA_Home

Community based recreation programs for adults, children and families * fitness programs * indoor swimming pool and lessons * volunteers

Click here to view program schedules for fitness and wellness programs, youth programs and camps.

Stratford Youth Centre
http://www.stratfordperthymca.com/syc-calendar.html

Multi-service environment that is safe, supportive, fun and informative * pool, Rock Band, XBOX 360 and board games are available daily at no cost * lounge area for watching movies and a computer area with internet access on site * Regular Tournaments and Challenges

Social and art programming available

Many opportunities available to earn high school community service hours working as a group within the community or assisting at YC fundraisers and events * fundraising efforts include Stratford Star and bake sales

Run by the Stratford-Perth YMCA since September 1, 2004.

Youth for Christ – Youth Unlimited
http://yfcnorthperth.com

Youth centre * after school program * drop-In/Internet Café * young mom’s program * lunch programs * impact leadership program