On April 1, 2022, Nelson Youth Centres merged with ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids to improve mental health efficiencies for all children, youth, and families in Halton Region. ROCK assumed the full responsibility for continuing to provide and operate all Nelson Youth Centres programming and services. Nelson Youth Centres’ name is maintained for continued programming and ensure its legacy lives on.
Nelson Youth Centres was initiated by the Outreach Committee of Port Nelson United Church, a youth program was developed in the 1970s. Together with Ron Coupland of the Halton Children’s Aid Society, Judge James Fuller of Halton Family Court, Burlington Regional Councillor David Coon, and others in the community, a project was designated to teach youth responsible behaviour, and to provide individual and group counselling. Since its inception, the Nelson Youth Centres has grown in response to the needs of its community.