Learn about supports available locally
for the Sarnia-Lambton region
Children’s Aid Society
Address: 161 Kendall St. Point Edward, Ontario N7V 4G6
Our services are varied and depend on the needs of the children, youth and families. We work closely together with families, community partners and First Nations to provide children and youth with safe, nurturing environments.
St Clair Child & Youth Services
Address: 129 Kendall St., Point Edward
A progressive Children’s Mental Health Centre dedicated to helping children, youth and families with coping and adapting to life’s challenges. Services delivery philosophy incorporates values for the people we serve, as well as the recognition of the rights and responsibilities of each client while participating in any of our services.
John Howard Society
The John Howard Society Sarnia-Lambton is an organization of citizens who accept responsibility for understanding and dealing with the problem of crime and the criminal justice system. This not-for-profit, charitable organization providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services in Sarnia Lambton. The organization has a strong history of helping individuals and families who are at risk of, or who have come into conflict with the law. The society provides a number of unique programs and services to the community, including individual, couple and family counselling, bail supervision services, institutional visits, youth outreach, Indigenous probation services, community education, court mandated programs, housing support, group for parolees, women, teens and children’s groups.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Bluewater Health Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment
Phone: 519-464-4400 ext 4522
Offers safe, timely and supportive response to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The specially trained team of doctors and nurses are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients who have experienced a recent sexual or domestic assault, 24/7. This service is available to all individuals.
Family Counselling Centre
We help create a strong and supportive community by assisting, educating and strengthening individuals and families. Family Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit, community-based agency providing a variety of professional counselling, support, prevention and coordination services to Sarnia-Lambton resident
Provincial crisis & referral for male survivors
Sexual Assault Outreach Program
The Sexual Assault Outreach Program provides counselling services to women 50 years of age and older in Lambton Country who have experienced sexual abuse at some time in their life. There is no charge for this service. Funding is provided through the Community Mental Health Programs Branch of the Ministry of Health.
Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre
A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to: Assisting victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse; ensuring that a comprehensive range of crisis, support, counselling, information and advocacy services is available to those who have been sexually assaulted and sexually abused; and working towards the prevention and elimination of coercive sexual behavior.
Violence Against Women
The VAW program provides counselling to women who have experience physical and/or sexual abuse in an intimate relationship. There is no free for this services, funding is provided by the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services
Women’s Interval Home Sarnia Lambton
Women’s Interval Home
Staff receive specialized training in order to assist women with their housing, legal, financial, and safety planning needs. Provides emergency shelter to women and children 24 hours a day, 24-hour crisis/support line, Transitional Support and Housing Program, Support Groups, Child Witness individual and group counselling.
Three Fires Ezhignowenmindwaa Women’s Shelter
The facility has accommodations for as many as 16 women and children. Besides temporary emergency shelter for battered women and children, the centre offers crisis intervention counselling, individual counselling, advocacy children’s services and community education. The shelter will provide support services for native and non-native battered women and children in Southwestern Ontario.
Engaging Men – Family Counselling Centre
Partner Assault Response (PAR) program
This local PAR program offers individual assessments and groups men/women who have abused their partner. The program is designed to help individuals stop the abuse and accept responsibility for their actions. This program is primarily offered on a fee-for-service basis, with some funding support from the Ministry of the Attorney General Partners of the PAR program participants also receive concurrent services such as: follow-up telephone contact; Individual counselling; group counselling.
Francophone Women’s Services – Carrefour des Femmes du Sud l’Ontario
Provides services for French-speaking women in Southwestern Ontario who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, Services include individual and group supports for women 16 years and over, family court support, legal consultations, and information and referrals.
Reseau-femmes du sud-oust de l’Ontario
Services for Francophone women in southwestern Ontario. Offers group activities & individuals intervention services as well as accompaniment, referrals and access to Francophone resources. Prevention, awareness and education are part of our work to improve the status of Francophone women and to end violence against women.
County of Lambton, Housing Access Centre
Address: 150 Christina St. N. Sarnia
The Housing Services Department provides housing assistance to over 2,000 residents of County of Lambton. In addition to administering the non-profit, co-operative, rent supplements and affordable housing programs. The Housing Services Department provides property management for 830 units owned by the Corporation.
Sarnia Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children
A volunteer-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated and committed to raising awareness of human trafficking locally, nationally and globally. The committee as a whole does not work directly with victims of human trafficking (although some of its member organizations do) but works to educate the community on the issue through presentations and events.
Free Legal Support for Victims of Human Trafficking https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/human_trafficking.php
Aamjiwnaang First Nation Health Centre
Bkejwanong Walpole Island
Kettle & Stoney Point
Interpretation and Translation Services
Across Languages provides professional interpreters and translators in more than 200 languages and dialects to support community partners. We are part of the RIO network (Remote Interpretations Ontario) and as such provide services across the province.
Family Court Support Worker
Address: 1086 Modeland Rd. 2nd floor, Building 1030 Sarnia, ON
Funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General this program provides assistance and support for victims of domestic violence who are involved in the Family Court process. It aids in obtaining access to services and supports and also assists with safety planning and risk assessments.
Free Legal Support for Victims of Human Trafficking
Mental Health & Addiction
Canadian Mental Health Association Sarnia Lambton 24/7:
Phone: 1-800-307-4319 or 519-337-5411
CMHA offers recovery-focused, mental health services for people of all ages and their families. 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.
Reach Out Crisis Line for Mental Health & Addiction
Phone: 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023
Supportive Listening Line
Phone: 519-601-8055 or 1-844-360-8055
Lambton Mental Wellness Centre
Southwestern Ontario Military Family Resources Centre (SWOMFRC)
Address: Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford St. E. London, ON N5Y 4T7
Provide information and resources including individual support and counselling services to Canadian Armed Forces members and their families across Southwestern Ontario. The broad range of services address the unique lifestyle and challenges which include relocation, deployment and assisting families should emergencies arise. Where appropriate, referrals to relevant community resources are facilitated. Programming and workshops are offered and geared to the needs of military families. Services are available to all phases of military life, including serving members, releasing members or those who have retired.
Emergency crisis intervention, collision reporting, record checks and safety planning and audits.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Maintains services for crime prevention, detection and apprehension and traffic safety, police and emergency services.
Sarnia Lambton Public Health
Health agency that provides public health services programs, information and support in Sarnia Lambton including programs and drop-in clinics for immunization, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, mental health, harm reduction supplies Also offers Healthy Babies Healthy Children, and families with children from until ready for school.
Lambton College Health and Wellness Services
Victim Services Sarnia Lambton
Phone: 519-344-8861 ext 5238
VCAO Program provides crisis intervention services to victims of crime tragic circumstances after an incident 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the request of the police.
Victim Quick Response Program
Phone: 519-344-8861 ext 5238
VQRP+ provides short-term financial support toward essential expenses for victims, their immediate family members and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime to help reduce the impact of the crime, enhance safety and meet immediate practical needs that are a result of the crime. VQRP+ is available to individuals who have no other financial means (e.g.) private insurance) where there is no publicly-funded program available.
Victim Witness Assistance Program
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process. Services are provided on a priority basis to the most vulnerable victims and witnesses of violent crime, such as domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homicide and hate crime. Families of traffic fatality victims, are also eligible. Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over.
Unifor Women’s Advocate Program
Women’s advocates are specially trained workplace representative who assist women who are facing harassment, violence or abuse in relationships or experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace or personal life. They listen, believe, validate and support women and help them access workplace or community services and support. If you’re in need of this kind of support, check with your union representative.