Youth Orgs Show Up for Kids at the Pen Centre



St. Catharines, ON [January 13, 2023]– On Monday January 16th, Pathstone Mental Health re-opens their in person walk-in clinic at the Pen Centre with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara alongside.

Pathstone’s clinic had such great demand in November that we wanted to find a way to return to the clinic space. For the next year, you will find Pathstone Mental Health operating an in-person walk in clinic on Mondays and Fridays
from 10:00-7:30 and 10:00 until 6:00 respectively. Pathstone will also be welcoming community partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara, to share the space.

Youth today are facing more obstacles and pressures than ever before. Pathstone and Big Brothers Big Sisters are showing up, empowering youth to develop the skills and confidence necessary to overcome life’s challenges.

Both organizations provide critical supports and services for Niagara youth and their families, and this new partnership will allow those services to be offer in one shared location. Community members are encouraged to visit the location to easily receive service information and sign up to access free supports for youth and their families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will have a staff member on site Mondays and Fridays to help enroll youth in life-changing mentorship and sign on adults 18+ to become volunteer mentors.

“We are elated to be joining Pathstone at their Pen Centre location and increasing access for the community to get involved with our agency” says Erin Graybiel, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara. “We look forward to reaching more youth and volunteers, allowing our agency to expanded our services that ignite the power and potential of young people.”

Finding our space is easy, simply come in through the doors near Starbucks, we are just past the customer service desk.
For more info on ALL of Pathstone’s Walk-in clinic locations and hours of operation, visit or call 1-800-263-4944.

About Pathstone Mental Health
A community-based organization with a mission to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. We are the primary accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and a lead agency for the province of Ontario. We have been helping kids for over 50 years in Niagara. Note, Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara
For 85 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth ages 6 to 18 through our mentoring programs in Niagara. For both Big and Little, the mentoring experience becomes a life-changing relationship built on friendship, empowerment, and trust. Support from a caring adult mentor enables youth to experience essential developmental relationships, which help them to develop into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities. Youth with mentors are more likely to graduate from high school, go to university, secure full time employment and have on average higher incomes.