If you are a parent/guardian of a child between the ages of 0 to 18 or a youth living in the City of Kawartha Lakes area, you can call our central line at 705-324-3300 and select intake to leave a voice mail message making a referral.

Residential Referrals

For residential services in the following areas Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburtion please call 705-324-3300 and select 2 to make a referral.

Families from the Durham Region, please contact Central Intake at 1 888 454-6275 to make a referral.


If you are in a crisis situation please contact 705-324-3300 ext. 500

Our crisis worker will respond to your call within an hour between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

If you live within the Durham Region and are experiencing a crisis, please call the 24hr Durham Crisis Line at toll free 1-800-742-1890

Further Inquiries

For any other inquiries please feel free to contact us at

Chimo Youth & Family Services
107 Lindsay St. S
Lindsay, ON
K9V 2M5

Tel: 705-324-3300

Toll Free: 1-877-661-2973


Fax:  705-324-3304

Wintergreen (Respite Service)

Wintergreen provides respite to children and youth from 7 different regions (York, Simcoe, Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Peterborough and Northumberland.)

Referrals for this program are not made directly through Chimo, but rather go through a unique regional process.  For more information on how to referrals can be made, please contact Supervisor Cheryn Jones at (705-488-2052).