For Youth

If you’re a youth aged 16 or 17 in Oxford County and…

  • You want to learn more about the program – call or text (226) 232-6863.
  • You want to refer yourself or someone else you know – (226) 232-6863.
  • You’re in an emergency/crisis and need to talk with someone – go to the bottom of this page.
  • View the Program Poster

If you’re a parent/guardian, professional or community member click here.

There are two programs to choose from:

Youth Housing Support program

Transition Aged Youth Coordinated Response (TAY-CR) program

How to contact OCCHC staff:

  • Note: There is no OCCHC extension to call youth housing support staff.
  • David’s work cell phone (call or text): (226) 232-6863
  • David’s work email:

Program Hours and Service Delivery:

  • Services and supports are offered 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • There are no services offered after 5:00pm weekdays, or on weekends in general.
  • Due to COVID-19, supports and services are being offered virtually (zoom), by phone (voice call and text), email, or in-person (following public health guidelines for keeping each other safe).

Physical/Mental Health Emergency Resources:

IMPORTANT: The Youth Housing Support and TAY-CR programs are not crisis services/resources.

If you’re experiencing a physical or mental health emergency and need immediate help:

  • Call ‘911’ or go to your local hospital emergency room department (e.g., Woodstock Hospital, Alexandra Hospital (Ingersoll), or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital).
  • Mental Health Engagement and Response Team (MHEART):
    • Website:
    • In Woodstock, call Woodstock Police Services at 519-537-2323 and request MHEART.
    • Outside of Woodstock, you can contact OPP at 911 or *OPP on your cell phone and request MHEART.

Mental Health Crisis Resources:

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk with someone.

Kids Help Phone (Available 24/7)

Talk Line: 1-800-668-6868

Text Line: 686868


Reach Out (Available 24/7)

Local: (519) 433-2023

Toll-free: 1-866-933-2023


Wellkin (Woodstock location)

Available Mon. to Thurs. 8:30am-4:30pm and Fri. 8:30am-4:00pm.

Local: (519) 539-0463

Toll-free: 1-877-539-0463


LGBT youthline

Toll-free: 1-200-268-9688

Text: 647-694-4275


Trans Life Line (Available 24/7)