09/30/2013 21:16 EDT | Updated 11/30/2013 05:12 EST

Long-awaited Child & Youth Advocacy Centre opens Tuesday

A long-awaited Child & Youth Advocacy Centre will officially open its doors in Toronto on Tuesday, housing an array of needed support services under the same roof.

The centre is the first of its kind in Ontario. There are about 20 similar centres either in development or currently open in other parts of the country.

The Child & Youth Advocacy Centre 

It will provide services to families in downtown Toronto and part of North York.

In the next five years, it hopes to open offices in other parts of the city if it can get the funding to do so.

Click on the video player above to see a full report from the CBC’s Michelle Cheung.