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Youth Community Connectors

The Community Connector supports youth ages 11-24 and their families in accessing community and mental health support by working collaboratively with community stakeholders, social service agencies, and health care providers. The Community Connector acts as a living library of information regarding health and wellness resources that are available within the community, provincially, and virtually. Rather than calling 811 or searching the internet, the Community Connector can provide information to meet the individualized needs of youth.

spruce grove stony plain parkland county community connector art, recreation Child intervention systems Counselling, psychology Crisis, emergency intervention Cultural supports Family resource networks Food supports Housing, finance supports LGBTQ2S+ supports Mental health supports Other community supports Parenting education/supports Primary health care Sexual health/reproductive supports Social work Specialized medical/psychiatric supports (**connection to a healthcare provider may be needed) Substance use disorder counselling and support 

Community Connectors can provide resource navigation support in the following areas:

 

  • Art, recreation
  • Child intervention systems
  • Counselling, psychology
  • Crisis, emergency intervention
  • Cultural supports
  • Family resource networks
  • Food supports
  • Housing, finance supports
  • LGBTQ2S+ supports
  • Mental health supports
  • Other community supports
  • Parenting education/supports
  • Primary health care
  • Sexual health/reproductive supports
  • Social work
  • Specialized medical/psychiatric supports (**connection to a healthcare provider may be needed)
  • Substance use disorder counselling and support

 

How to Refer

Referrals can be made to the Community Connector by local physicians, school administration, or any community agency. Speak to your school/child’s school regarding school referrals. Students and families may also self-refer by contacting the Community Connector directly. To make a referral or self-referral to a Community Connector please email the youth’s first and last name, contact information, and areas where support is needed.

 

Community Connectors 

 

Connect with us on Instagram @TriRegionYouthHub.

Important Note

Please remember that Community Connectors are NOT crisis workers. Community Connectors can direct you to the appropriate crisis resources. If there is a youth in crisis, please connect with the following crisis support:

 

Children and Youth 17 & Under 

  • Kids Help Phone: To Access, Call 780-668-6868 or Toll-Free: 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, get support from a crisis responder through the Facebook messenger of Kids Help Phone page, or visit their website. 
  • Stollery Crisis Team: To access, call 780-407-1000.

 

Adults 18+

  • CMHA Distress Line: To access, call 780-482-HELP(4357), or outside of Edmonton Area, call 1-800-232-7288 or via the online chat.
  • Adult Crisis Team: To access, call 780-424-2424, option 2.

  

Resources

Visit our Resources page for a list of trusted health and wellness resources.

Also, check out Togetherall for 24/7 access to mental health support and resources.