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) Provides affordable professional counselling to people who are experiencing personal and behavioural difficulties, stressful life situations and/or relationship distress * 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, Suite 300
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8X7
View Google Map
Intersection Leslie and Gorham St
Accessibility Wheelchair access on public transportation routes
Service Categories Adolescent/Youth Counselling ; Child Guidance ; Divorce Counselling ; Domestic Violence Intervention Programs ; Family Counselling ; Family Counselling Agencies ; Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups ~ Abused Transsexual/Transgender Individuals ; Gender Identity Counselling ; General Counselling Services ; GLBTQ Helplines ; Parent Counselling ; Sexual Orientation Counselling