FSYR (Family Services York Region)

Site: Newmarket - Head Office, Gorham Street

Service: Counselling Services

Record Details
Alternate Name FSYR
Former Name Family Life Centre, Richmond Hill - Newmarket
Office Phone 905-895-2371 
Language specific lines: 
Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati Line 1-866-780-9927 ext 224 
York Rainbow Support Line 1-888-967-5542
Toll Free Phone 1-888-223-3999
Fax 905-895-2389
E-Mail mking@fsyr.ca
Website www.fsyr.ca
Primary Contact Susan Warren, Program Manager, Family & Schools Together (F&ST) & Group Services, FSYR; Phone: 905-895-2371 ext 230; Fax: 905-895-2389; Email: swarren@fsyr.ca
Alternate Contact Barbara Urman, Clinical Supervisor LGBTTQ service, FSYR; Phone: 905-780-9927 ext 225 * LGBT Information, Referral & Support Line 1-888-967-554; Fax: 905-780-0872; Email: burman@fsyr.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Marie King, Executive Assistant; Phone: 905-895-2371 ext 222; Fax: 905-895-2389; Email: mking@fsyr.ca
Established FSYR Amalgamated March 31, 2005 (formerly Family Life Centres since 1972)
Primary Executive Mr Elisha Laker, Executive Director, 905-895-2371 ext 223; Phone: 905-895-2389; Fax: 905-895 -2389; Email: elaker@fsyr.ca
Alternate Executive Mariana Benitez, Clinical Director, FSYR; Phone: 905-895-2371 ext 229; Fax: 905-895-2389; Email: mbenitez@fsyr.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal - Region of York ; Provincial - Ministry Community and Social Services; Ministry of Children and Youth Services; Youth Justice, Ministry of the Attorney General ; Donations ; United Way - United Way York Region ; Fees - for service ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation
Description (Service) Conducts community/school based outreach programs and group outreach and cultural support services * offers specialized programs to assist individuals in stopping domestic violence * offers child guidance, adolescent/youth counselling, divorce counselling and parent counselling and counselling and/or drop-in services for the LGBTTQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer) * New Rainbow Support Information and referral line – 1-888-967-5542 * new online counselling available – please visit the website for the link at www.fsyr.ca 
Transgender support group is free of charge * group meets in Richmond Hill * for more information call Barb at 905-415-9723, ext 224 or call the Information, Referral and Support Line at 1-888-967-5542 (all calls are confidential and anonymous) 
Online-Counselling: a professional, confidential counselling service available directly through the website * clients 16 and up can log on independently * this is not a "chat" or live interactive process * register online * cost of this service is $65.00 (payable through PayPal) per online session (each session is at least 50 minutes)
Hours Newmarket: Mon 8 am-6 pm, Tue 8 am-8 pm, Wed 8 am-8 pm,Thu 8 am-8 pm and Fri 9 am-3 pm 
Richmond Hill: Mon-Thu 8 am-8 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm  
Markham: Mon 8 am-8 pm, Tue 8 am-6 pm, Wed 8 am-8 pm, Thu 8 am-6 pm, Fri closed 
Georgina: Mon-Thu 8 am-8 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served York Region
Boundaries Available to clients living or working in York Region (Georgina, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Markham locations)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Self-referred or referred by others
Languages English ; Chinese - Cantonese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu ; please call for specific locations
Fees Program ; Service ; Fees are assessed on a sliding scale according to the individual's income and ability to pay * a portion of the fee may be covered by subsidy or insurance (proof of income may be required) * Fee assistance available.
Site Location Newmarket
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
Head Office
1091 Gorham St, Ste 300
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8X7
View Google Map
Intersection Leslie and Gorham St
Accessibility Wheelchair access on public transportation routes
Service Categories Child Guidance ; Domestic Violence Intervention Programs ; Family Counselling Agencies ; Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups ~ Abused Transsexual/Transgender Individuals ; Gender Identity Counselling ; General Counselling Services ; GLBTQ Helplines ; Sexual Orientation Counselling