Compass Community Services
Because everyone needs a little help now and then.
Our specialized psychotherapy services include a range of programs for individuals, couples, families and children, youths, and more.
Our team provides service coordination and support for individuals with developmental disabilities or Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD).
The only non-profit in Guelph-Wellington offering a customized Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to improve workplace wellness.
About Compass Community Services
Since 1964, Compass Community Services has been a premier provider of exceptional, affordable support services to the local community. With locations in Guelph, Fergus, and Mount Forest, we are committed to strengthening individual, couple, and family life. We assist those dealing with physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; trauma; financial problems; and developmental challenges.
“I chose to volunteer with Compass Community Services because it is a reputable NGO whose (sic) practiced inclusivity and the solution-focused care I admired. I saw the volunteer opportunity as a great way to give back to the community, as well as to learn effective support skills…my experience volunteering has been very positive!”
“I choose to volunteer for Compass Community Services…because I am passionate about working with people…Whether (callers) need assistance getting to a calm state, a confidence boost, or just a person to talk to, it feels good to give people those little moments of positivity…Building a trusting, judgement free relationship with each client is important to me as I want each individual to feel comfortable…This was the best volunteer experience I have had, so I thank you for this opportunity and will continue to do my very best working as a Distress Line Operator.”
“…I have experienced how the teleconnect service is a source of regular social support for many elderly people who live alone, as well as other people, who struggle with long-term depression, anxiety, and addiction. After the Teleconnect phone check ins, I feel a sense of satisfaction that I was able to make someone feel validated, and maybe even less worried or distressed…Many callers…have other mental health supports in their lives, but this service fills in the gap during times where they are unable to receive support…these (services) have helped many people feel a sense of personal security, validation and direct empathy from another (when) they are alone and vulnerable…”
“Volunteering at Compass Community Services’s Telephone Support centre has proven to be very rewarding…Crises do not discriminate. They can impact all of us at any given time…I aspire to be the voice that I would want to hear on the other end of the phone…A common connection we all share is that of humanness…During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic…(p)eople were afraid…What emerged however, time and time again, were the themes of hope and resilience. It became evident that many of our callers just needed a venue to ‘talk it out’ in order to solve their own problems, others required more support, but all were thankful for the service.”
Quick Access Walk In Therapy Services in Guelph
Compass Community Services offers quick-access walk-in counselling service for those wishing to stop in and speak with a therapist, without making an appointment. Click here to see clinic days and times.
Visit Guelph Location
Compass Community Services (Guelph Office)
20 Shelldale Crescent
Route 11 Willow West. Dawson/Shelldale NB stop
Visit Fergus Location
Compass Community Services (Fergus Office)
900 Tower St S Unit 101,
Phone: 1-800-307-7078 toll free
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What Our Clients Say
I really needed to see what was coming in and what was going out. I have been separated for 2 years and managing my own money has been one of the biggest adjustments. I had no idea what money was going out or how much was in the bank. Being on my own on one paycheck has been a huge eye opener for me. Going to the counselling sessions has really helped me to feel in control.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing me with the opportunity to participate in the one-on-one credit counselling program for abused women. The tools and techniques I have learned throughout our sessions have been and will continue to be invaluable to my future as an independent woman. I am leaving our sessions with a completely positive outlook on my financial future. I now have a strong understanding of budgeting, credit management and balancing debt repayment and saving for the future.