The Positive Space Network builds community and creates safer spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24 in Halton Region by creating youth-focused programming, providing mental health support and cultivating community partnerships. We are actively working towards a future in which diverse 2SLGBTQ+ youth, individuals and families live in a welcoming and supportive world.
Danielle’s Place offers groups that promote creative expression using art and other modalities that nurture a positive body image and self-esteem. It is designed for female-identifying and non-binary youth ages 8 to 16 (and their siblings). These groups may also support individuals who have been identified as being at risk of an eating disorder diagnosis and may be struggling with low self-esteem, body image concerns, dieting behaviours, over-exercise, negative self-talk, etc.
The Burlington ROCK Hubs provide integrated virtual and in-person services and supports, increased access to mental health, and early intervention and prevention services, for children birth to 17 years and their families. The ROCK Hubs aim to remove barriers for clients by creating a centre where families can gain access to multiple supports and services in one place. They are home to two main programs – EarlyON and Our Community Cares (OCC). In addition, many community partners help to create a fulsome suite of ROCK Hub program offerings.
For a full view of events, please see the schedule at the bottom.
The Our Community Cares program provides virtual, in-person, and outdoor services to children and youth age 5 to 17 and their parents/caregivers. All OCC programs encourage learning, physical activity, and fun. The goal of the OCC program is to provide children, youth, and families the opportunity to build character, develop social and life skills, connect to community resources, and provide recreational opportunities to improve overall quality of life.
ROCK EarlyON provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all children (ages birth to six years), and their families to participate in programs onsite, virtually, and outdoors. These free high-quality programs encourage children’s social, emotional, and developmental milestones and opportunities for growth. Parenting services also provide parenting supports that will guide a fulsome understanding of infant and child’s developmental and mental health needs.
Click the EarlyON button on the main page to see program offerings.
Danielle’s Place offers numerous groups that promote body confidence with the use of affirming activities that nurture a positive body image and self-esteem. It is designed for female-identifying and non-binary youth ages 8 to 16 (and their siblings). These groups may also support individuals who have been identified as being at risk of an eating disorder diagnosis and may be struggling with low self-esteem, body image concerns, dieting behaviours, over-exercise, negative self-talk, etc.
A virtual walk-in therapy session can be booked by calling on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call our Live Answer number at 289-266-0036.
Virtual walk-in provides quick access to a single-session therapeutic conversation that focuses on immediate issues happening now, in your moment of need. For many, a single session is all that’s needed, but you can call more than once, the decision is yours.
This service is available to children and youth up to their 18th birthday, and their parents, caregivers, or service provider. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years may access this service independently.
Our walk-in services are completely FREE, and an OHIP card is not required for your session.
We see children and their families for a wide range of reasons, including:
Children and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns, including the impact of COVID-19
Strong feelings that are impacting behaviour at home, school, or in the community
Parents/caregivers/guardians struggling with their child/youth behaviours
Children, youth, and families experiencing significant challenges due to a change ,such as a new school, a new relationship, or a new community
Challenges for children and youth that impact how they feel about themselves
Issues for youth and/or their parents/caregivers relating to LGBTQ2S+, including gender identity and sexual orientation
Youth experiencing difficulties at school or with parents
Grief, loss, or the impact of trauma
What to Expect
A ROCK clinician will phone you or send you a video link for your virtual session
Since we only have 1 hour to spend with you, we ask that you identify and focus on one concern per session
The clinician you speak with will provide support and guidance based on the concerns you want to talk about
Youth age 12 and over can request a session on their own
Caregivers of children and youth under the age of 16 can request a virtual session, and it is recommended that the child or youth take part in the session
The service is voluntary and confidential, with the exception of a child/youth under age 17 who is deemed at risk of harm, or any person where there is concern they might hurt themselves or someone else
During the session, we will help you to develop a clear plan of action that recognizes your family’s strengths and abilities
We can provide you with resources that can help with your next steps
Youth centres in Acton and Georgetown are operated by the Town of Halton Hills Youth Services and staffed by a number of participating organizations, including ROCK. They offer various supports, including resources for food security, connections for housing, employment, addictions support, and mental health. Recreation-based activities include video games, arts and crafts, lounge space, computers, wi-fi, cooking, special events, movies, and drop-in gym activities (Georgetown location). All admissions and programs are provided at no charge.