Chimo Youth & Family Services Inc.

Site: Lindsay

Record #: VTC0418
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2024


Description (Service) Provides a variety of supports and services to meet the mental health needs of children, youth and their families in the community.


Clinical Services tailored to the individual needs, including:
  • play therapy
  • individual therapy
  • family therapy
Family Skills Building and Support Services including:
  • parenting psycho-education and support group
  • in-home/in-office family suppport
Brief Therapy - a six week service that provides solution-focused support

Day Treatment - 5 day classroom-based treatment program
  • in partnerhip with local school boards
Sexual Abuse Response Program - a 6-week brief therapy addressing immediate presenting concerns and assesses the need for longer-term therapy

Crisis Intervention - designed to provide immediate services to assist in stabilizing the current crisis

School-Based Services including a series of planned sessions designed to address the identified needs and goals

School-Based Services collabortively with local school boards to provide mental health supports to young people in schools

Respite Services provides overnight respite to children and youth up to the age of 18, with a variety of unique and complex needs

Youth Court Support and Mental Health Diversion Program provides support to young people with identified or suspected mental health needs and that involved in the Youth Justice system within the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) involves two main components; fire safety education (provided by the local fire department) and assessment (completed by Chimo)

Live-In Treatment is an intensive service that provides 24-hour care and support to youth residing within program. Chimo has 2 Live-In Treatment programs. Each program serves 8 youth, one for males and one for females from the ages of 12-18.

Single Session Support offered due to the suspension of the Walk-in Clinic to provide timely assistance to individuals to address a single issue related to the social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of the child/youth

Service Details

Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Services and programs vary, call for information
Areas Served Durham Region ; Haliburton ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough
Eligibility Children/youth 18 and under and their families
Application For residential services in the following areas Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburtion please call 705-324-3300 and select 2 to make a referral. 
Families from the Durham Region, please contact Central Intake at 1 888 454-6275 to make a referral.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Kawartha Lakes
Address & Map
107 Lindsay St S
Kawartha Lakes, ON
Canada K9V 2M5
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Entrance, Public Washrooms

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-324-3300
Toll Free Phone 1-877-661-2973
Crisis Phone 1 800-742-1890, 24 hrs
Fax 705-324-3304
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Primary Contact Teresa Rye, Director of Administration; Phone: (705) 324-3300; Email:
Alternate Contact Teresa Rye, Director of Administration; Phone: (705) 324-3300; Email:

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