Serving more than 18,000 people
in our community each year.

Starling Community Services (formerly Lutherwood) is a progressive, not-for-profit that annually provides children's mental health, employment, and housing services to more than 18,000 people of diverse identities within Waterloo Region and Wellington County.

Our Services

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Please note, if you or a loved one are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or others, please call 911. We do not offer a 24 hour emergency response service.
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Latest Announcements

May 21, 2024

Ontario Connecting Youth to Specialized Mental Health Care in Waterloo Region

$2.5 million investment will help youth with complex needs access care closer to home.

Apr 29, 2024

Lutherwood Changes Name

Today, Lutherwood announced it is changing its name to Starling Community Services as of Monday May 13, 2024.

Aug 14, 2023

2023 Community Report: Believing in Community

Having a sense of community is an essential part of well-being, stability, and how we see success in our lives. In a strong community, people feel safe, heard, understood and a strong sense of belonging. We share ideas, perspectives, and talents which allow for collective problem-solving and growth.

Jul 17, 2023

Successful Fundraiser: Lutherwood’s Steps for Kids Raises $100,000

The Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation is thrilled to announce that our week-long Steps for Kids fundraiser was a success! Thanks to the generous support of our community, we were able to meet our fundraising goal, raising an impressive $100,000.

Jun 7, 2023

Life Launch Expands its Programming: Youth Homelessness Prevention

With the generous donation from our community, more supportive space for youth in crisis and experiencing homelessness in our region will be available as our Life Launch program expands from two to eight beds.

Apr 13, 2023

“Steps for Kids” Returns In Person

Steps for Kids returns to its in-person roots with a kick-off walk on Sunday, May 7, at Lutherwood’s Children's Mental Health Centre in the north end of Waterloo.

We are grateful for recent support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.