Our crisis line is open 24/7 for anyone to call for help with any situation, emergency or not. Our live crisis chat is also available anytime.
Our service areas include Youth Engagement, Mental Health Services, Community & Housing Services, Employment Services, and Youth Justice Services throughout 21 locations across Ottawa.
We help 3,000 youth every month get from where they are to where they want to be. You can help get them there, too.
Visit our blog to read the latest news from YSB, including updates on events and programs.
We Can Help
Accessing our services during the pandemic:
Our mental health counselors are doing youth and family sessions and the walk-in clinic sessions by phone and video. Call us at 613-562-3004 for more.
Our Employment Services team is working remotely: employment counseling, workshops, job links: visit ysbes.ca for more.
You can reach our Head Office at 613-729-1000, our Mental Health Hub at 613-562-3004, Employment Services at 613-236-8244, Youth Justice at 613-738-2104, and Community Services at 613-241-7788. Please leave a voicemail if we don’t pick up right away.
We have closed physical sites such as our Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic, our Employment Services offices on Bank and Moodie, our Downtown Drop-in on Besserer, and our youth engagement programming. We are offering these services remotely. Our residential services, such as our emergency shelters and Youth Justice programs, will remain open, with extra precautions in place.
Our Crisis Line and Crisis Chat are available 24/7 if you’d like to talk with a mental health counselor. Call us at 613-260-2360 or visit chat.ysb.ca
As we have been doing, we encourage you to follow Ottawa Public Health for direction and updates.
YSB helps thousands of young people address what threatens their physical, sexual, mental, and social well-being. We offer youth programming in five main service areas across multiple locations throughout Ottawa.
May 12, 2020
Leave a Legacy to Change a Young Life
May is Leave a Legacy month in Canada. Leaving a gift in your will to an organization close to your heart is an easy yet deeply profound way to create a legacy that lives on through the people your gift will serve. Donors who support YSB through issuing a legacy gift give vital help through […]
April 30, 2020
Impact doubled, at a most critical time
YSB is proud to announce that $20,000 was raised for YSB’s programs and services for youth recently, thanks to our donors and our extraordinary partner – the Taggart Parkes Foundation. Created by the Taggart Group of Companies, and a long-time partner to YSB, the Taggart Parkes Foundation made a commitment to match donations with its […]
April 29, 2020
Mental Health Services at YSB during COVID-19
Information Line for Child and Youth Mental Health and Youth Addictions Services We heard you! YSB has expanded the role of the crisis line and online chat to provide information about child and youth mental health and youth addiction services in Eastern Ontario. Not sure what mental health and addiction services are open or how […]