Choices for Change

Site: The Phoenix Centre

Description (Service) Drop-In Centre in Stratford offers peer support, leisure activities, events, workshops and outings to adults with mental health issues.  
Also offers: 
* Crossing Bridges - youth program ages 16-24 yrs, see separate entry for details 
* Satellite Group - weekly peer support meeting one evening a week in Mitchell; contact site manager for details
Service Details
Hours Administration Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm  
Drop in Leisure Programs: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. * activities also offered some Mon, evenings and weekends
Dates Year round
Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Adults (16 years and older) who have/had a mental illness, or, have a family member with a mental illness.
Application Self-referral * Referrals from Canadian Mental Health Association, hospital, doctor, psychiatrist or by others such as family, friends
Languages English
Fees None - No fees to become a member
Address and Location
Site Location across the street from Community Living's Eileen Langley Centre
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
Festival Square Building
10 Downie St, 3rd Floor
Stratford, ON N5A 7K4
View MapQuest Map
Intersection Downie St and Ontario St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Drop-In Centre fully accessible ; Not Accessible - Crossing Bridges or satellite group in Mitchell
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-273-7780
Toll Free Phone 1-877-218-0077
Fax 519-271-2746
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Toni Johnson, On Site Manger, The Phoenix Centre; Phone: 519-271-6730 ext 260
Alternate Contact Allan Strong, Program Manager, Choices for Change; Phone: 519-271-6730 ext 304; Email:
Primary Executive Catharine Hardman, Executive Director, Choices for Change; Phone: 519-271-6730; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Choices for Change 
10 Downie St, Unit 300 
Stratford, ON N5A 7K4

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