Community Outreach

For Substance Use Disorder


We help youth (12-20) and their families, with a non-judgmental strength-based approach to wellness.

We serve youth and their families impacted by substance use disorder and mental health concerns.

Portage connects with schools, hospitals and community partners to help youth and their families.

We provide:

  • Group or individual meetings
  • Family groups
  • Afterschool programs

Our goal is to meet youth, wherever they are in their journey, and address substance use while working at resiliency, self-awareness and self-esteem.

Self-referral or community-referral

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Portage was a great experience overall, it definitely change my life, I am never going to forget that.

Jack, 17 years old


In person
group meeting

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One on one


Parent and family


Phone call, text
and Zoom chat

In the Community, for the Youth

We collaborates closely with local community partners to offer vital support to both youth and families living with substance use disorders and mental health challenges.

Operating as an integral part of the community's response, we address the rise of substance use disorders and its consequences on the mental well-being of young individuals and their families. Portage Outreach Treatment actively engages with educational institutions, medical facilities, healthcare providers, harm reduction partners, youth justice programs, and more. By doing so, we guide youth and their families through intricate systems, delivering timely interventions, prevention initiatives, and educational resources.

Recognizing that addiction and mental health treatment cannot be universally standardized, we emphasize collaboration, education, intervention, and resilience-building for youth and their families within their local context.

Beyond providing direct client services, Portage Outreach Treatment plays a pivotal role in regional committees like the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy. Through active participation, we ensure ongoing, up-to-date education and heightens social awareness regarding the spectrum of support services available within Wellington County and the Waterloo Region.


Community Outreach Calendar


Get With The Grove

Episode 9 - Starting the Conversation About Addiction and Recovery with Portage

Join Valentina and special guests : Grace and Aurora, two Portage graduates that completed the program in 2021, and Helen Watkinson, aftercare and outreach counsellor.

They each talk aout their involvement and experience at Portage.

Contact us

Guelph Office

85 Norfolk Street, #201
Guelph (Ontario) N1H 4J4
519 780-4299

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit Here 24/7

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