Santé Montréal

Family crisis

Are you going through a family crisis or are you concerned about your family? 

No matter how big the problem is, you can get help.

There are many organizations and programmes that work to overcome and prevent communication problems between parents and children and behavioural problems in young people through support, information and counselling.

Where can I get help or ask questions?

  • Programme Crise - Ado - Famille - Enfance (CAFE)
    Immediate and intensive intervention programme for families and young people in crisis. For more information, call your CLSC.
    Free, anonymous professional telephone consultation service for family members, including minors and their friends, to help them understand and overcome problems with school and parent-child relationships.
  • La ligne Parents
    Telephone, referral and intervention service specialized in parent-child relationships. For parents only. Available 24/7. 
  • Alateen
    Alateen is a support group for young people whose lives have been affected by the problem drinking of a family member or close friend.
  • Centre jeunesse de Montréal - Institut universitaire
    Provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to children and young people with a difficult upbringing, as well as support for parents.
  • Batshaw Youth and Family Centres
    Psychosocial, rehabilitation and social integration services available in English
  • Director of Youth Protection

Health problem? Make the right choice!

  1. 1


    Call 8-1-1 to talk
    to a nurse

  2. 2


    Call your doctor
    or a walk-in clinic

  3. 3


    Go to the hospital
    or call 9-1-1