Community Resources

Child Welfare

Name Phone
Children’s Aid Society 905-522-1121 (intake)
Catholic Children’s Aid Society 905-525-2012 (intake)
Emergency After Hours Phone for both societies 905-522-8053

City of Hamilton: Department of Culture and Recreation

Name Phone Website
City of Hamilton: Department of Culture and Recreation

Subsidy Application

905-546-2489 Link to City of Hamilton: Department of Culture and Recreation
Liberty for Youth

Prevention and intervention mentorship for at risk youth.

905-297-7929 Link to Liberty for Youth

Community Health Services

Name Phone Website
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre 905-522-3233 Link to Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Compass Community Health 905-523-6611 ext.2000 Link to Compass Community Health

Community & Recreation Services

Name Contact
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton & Burlington

Child & youth mentoring programs

Phone: 905-525-3860

Link to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton & Burlington

Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton

Recreation and after school program.

Phone: 905-549-2814

Link to Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton

City Kidz

Programs and supports available for children living in low income communities.

Phone: 905-544-3996

Link to City Kidz

Hamilton Public Library
Books, movies and free Events

Phone 905-546-3200
Link to Hamilton Public Library

YMCA Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford

Community-focused organization offering child care, camps, Immigrant services, health & fitness and more.

Link to YMCA Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford
YWCA Hamilton

Community-focused organization working with women and girls by offering programs and services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

Phone: 905-522-9922

Link to YWCA Hamilton

Counselling & Mental Health Services

Addictions

Name Phone Website
Alternatives for Youth

Free substance abuse counselling available to youth 12-22, as well as their families.

905-527-4469 Link to Alternatives for Youth

Bereavement/Grief

Name Phone Website
Bereaved Families of Ontario

Free grief support programs for children, teens and caregivers.

905-318-0070 Link to Bereaved Families of Ontario
Child and Youth Grief Network

Free grief support and educational opportunities for children and youth.

  Link to C&Y Grief Network

General

Name Phone Website
Banyan Community Services

offer a variety of community services (i.e. court programs, Stop Now And Plan - SNAP, grocery delivery program for Seniors, Camp Maple Leaf)

905-545-0133 Link to Banyan Community Services
Catholic Family Services

Various counselling and support programs available to the Hamilton community (i.e. Credit Counselling, Walk In Counselling, Violence Against Women & Children)

905-527-3823 Link to CFS
Seniors Case Management, and Developmental Services 905-527-3823 Link to Seniors Case Management, and Developmental Services
East Region Mental Health Services

Community mental health program available to individuals 16 and over, located in the east end of Hamilton. Clients are able to self-refer.

905-573-4801 Link to East Region Mental Health Services
John Howard Society

Offers programs and services for youth and adults in conflict with the law, or at risk of involvement.

905-522-4446 Link to John Howard Society
Good Shepherd Services 905-523-8766 Link to Good Shepherd
Mission Services 905-529-8149 Link to Mission Services
Youth Wellness Centre

Mental health and addiction programs and support available to individuals aged 17-25. Clients are able to self-refer.

905-522-1155 x 31725 or email ywcintake [at] stjoes.ca Link to Youth Wellness Centre
CONTACT Hamilton

Single access point for children and youth requiring service for social emotional, behavioural, developmental and/or mental health needs.

905-570-8888 Link to CONTACT Hamilton

Crisis Services

All services below, are free, confidential and offer 24 hour immediate support by phone

Name Phone Website
Barrett Centre

Mental health crisis program that responds to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis but do not need hospitalization; supports individuals 16 and up.

Crisis Line: 905-529-7878 Link to Barrett Centre
BroTalk

free, confidential phone counselling service that supports males 14-18 years old.

1-800-668 6868 Link to BroTalk
COAST Hamilton

Mental health crisis outreach and support for all ages.

Crisis Line: 905-972-8338 Link to COAST Hamilton
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling and information service for young people.

Crisis Line: 1-800-668-6868 Link to Kids Help Phone
Salvation Army Suicide Prevention Line

Provides crisis line and related support to those at risk of suicide

Crisis Line: 905-522-1477

Business Line: 905-522 5244

Link to Salvation Army Suicide Prevention Line
Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton (SACHA)

Supports men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence.

Crisis Line: 905-525-4162;

Business Line: 905-525 4573

Link to Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton (SACHA)
Shelter Crisis Lines

Victims Services – 24/7 support for victims of a crime.

905-546-4904 Link to Shelter Crisis Lines

Dental

Name Phone Website
Dental Health Bus

Mobile dental clinic providing free dental services to children as well as adults

905-546-2489 (call for schedule) Link to Dental Health Bus
Public Health Dental Services

Children & adults can be screened & directed to appropriate free/low cost dental options available in the city (i.e. urgent dental care as well as preventative services)

905-546-2424 x 3566 Link to Public Health Dental Services

Find a Family Doctor

Name Phone Website
Hamilton Academy of Medicine

Provides an up-to-date list of physicians accepting new patients

905-528-1611 Link to Hamilton Academy of Medicine
Health Care Connect

Provincial service that helps connect individuals with family doctors

1-800-445-1822 Link to Health Care Connect
Health Insurance (OHIP)

To sign up for an OHIP card go to 119 King St W, 10th Floor, Hamilton (8:30am-5:00pm) Or Contact via Phone, Website

1-866-532-3161 Link to OHIP

Medication

Name Details
Trillium Drug Program

Provides financial assistance to cover medication costs, to those eligible.

Call 1-800-575-5386 or ask your local pharmacist for an application form.

Telehealth

Description Phone
Free confidential health/medical support from a registered nurse 24 hours a day. 1-866-797-0000
Health: Sexual Clinical health and counselling services for youth 14-24 905-528-3009 (call for more information and dates and times)

Need Help Now

Website that helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides practical support and resources to those impacted : Link to NeedHelpNow

Sexual Health Clinics, Public Health

Various clinics around the community providing free and confidential sexual health information and support. Confidential phone counselling available. Information Line 905-528-5894

Food Banks

Name Phone Website
Hamilton Food Share   Link to Hamilton Food Share
Good Shepherd Centres

Services for children, youth, and adults living in poverty.

905-528-9109 Link to Good Shepherd Centres

Francophone Services

Name Phone Website
Briser Le Silence

24-hour French speaking crisis line for women aged 16+ who have experienced any form of domestic violence.

Crisis Line: 1-877-336-2433 Link to Briser Le Silence
Centre de Sante Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara

Francophone community health centre.

905-528-0163 Link to CSCHN

Housing Services

Name Phone Website
Access to Housing

Supports clients in applying and accessing subsidized housing.

905-524 -2228 Link to Access to Housing
Housing Help Centre

Provides free information, assistance, advocacy and support to individuals in need of housing.

905-526-8100 Link to Housing Help Centre

Indigenous Resources

Name Phone  Website
Aboriginal Health Centre

Health and wellness supports available to Aboriginal individuals.

905-544-4320 Link to Aboriginal Health Centre
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Various supports and programs available to Urban Aboriginal People.

905-548-9593 Link to Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

 

Hamilton Resources

Name Address Contact
Canadian Metis Council 198 Queen Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 3S7 Phone: 905-528-7777

Email: robertsmetis [at] aol.ca

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre 34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton ON L8H 3Y7 Phone: 905 548-9593

Fax: 905 545-4077

Email: adavis [at] hric.ca

De dwa da dehs nye>s - Hamilton Location 678 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1K2 Phone: 905-544-4320

Fax: 905-544-4247

Email: info [at] dahac.ca

Metis Nation of Ontario Training Initiatives 445 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L9A 1C1 Phone: 905-318-2336
MNO - Clear Waters Metis Council (Council President - Jerry Clarke) 443 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L9A 1C1 Email: president [at] metishamilton.org
MNO - Clear Waters Metis Council (Women's Representative) 443 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L9A 1C1 Phone: 519-717-0481

Email: tobias.clarke [at] live.ca


Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Name Address Phone
Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office P.O. Box 339, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 519-445-2219
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Education Department R. R. # 6, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0 905-768-7107

Brantford Resources

Name Address Contact
Brantford Native Housing 319 1/2 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON N3S 3M9 Phone: 519-756-2205
De dwa da dehs nyes - Brantford Location 36 King Street, Brantford, ON N3T 3C5 Phone: 519-752-4340

Fax: 519-752-6096

Email: info [at] dahac.ca

Website Resources

  • Six Nations Polytechnic

    Six Nations Polytechnic is an Aboriginal community-controlled, community-based human resource development centre addressing issues and needs from an Aboriginal perspective.
    Contact: 519-445-0023

  • Good Minds

    Educational resources for Native American studies, Indigenous studies, and Aboriginal studies.

  • Ohwejagehka

    Ohwejagehka: Ha'dagaenage is a non-profit organization based on Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, Canada that was established to help preserve and nurture the Iroquoian languages and songs.

  • Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office

    Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, Six of the Grand River Territory. Post-Secondary Education Assistance is provided to eligible Six Nations post-secondary students enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs of study within the limits of funds voted by Parliament

  • Indspire

    Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada

  • Southern First Nations Secretariat

    Southern First Nations Secretariat: Southern First Nations Aboriginal Post- Secondary Education Assistance

  • Bloorstreet

    Bill's Aboriginal Links. Links to Aboriginal resources for Canada, U.S., New Zealand, Australia, etc

Laundry Facilities - (free)

Name Phone
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre 905-522-3233
Notre Dame House 905-308-8090
Wesley Centre 905-528-5640

Legal Services

A family support program for those who have a friend or loved one in jail offered by the John Howard Society. Groups run on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm (biweekly).

Name Contact
BridgingtheGap

A family support program for those who have a friend or loved one in jail offered by the John Howard Society. Groups run on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm (biweekly).

Link to BridgingtheGap
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Non-profit community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton

Phone: 905-527-4572

Link to Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Family Law information Centre

A drop-in service that provides legal and non-legal information, regarding family law issues, such as separation and divorce. Family Court 55 Main Street West. Open Monday-Friday, between 9 am - 4 pm.

Link to Family Law information Centre
Legal Aid Ontario Office

Service for low income residents of Hamilton who may require duty counsel, information, referral and legal advice, and representation by a lawyer. 110 King Street West, Suite #780.

Phone: 905-528-0134

Link to Legal Aid Ontario Office

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Services

Name Phone Website
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

Free service provided for youth by youth.

1-800-268-9688 Link to Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
The Well

Offer groups for LGBTQ youth and adults. Check the website for upcoming groups and programs:

  Link to The Well

Low Income Services

Name Phone Website
The Salvation Army Thrift Store 905-540-1888 Link to The Salvation Army Thrift Store
St. Vincent de Paul Stores 905-549-3902 Link to St. Vincent de Paul Stores
Good Shepherd Centres 905-528-9109  
Hamilton Dream Centre

Free income tax services, food bank, prom closet, Christmas aid for working families.

905-527-8605 Link to Hamilton Dream Centre
Living Rock Ministries

Clothing for ages 13-25.

905-528-7625  

Newcomer Services

Name Phone Website
Immigrants Working Centre

Provides services to newcomers to Canada, recognizing immigrants as essential partners in the growth and prosperity of our city. Services include, orientation and settlement, English language learning, employment and community connections.

905-529-5209 Link to Immigrants Working Centre
Outreach, Assessment and Specialized Intervention Services (OASIS Program)

This program offers specialized mental health services to immigrant and refugee children, youth, and their families who have experienced trauma in another country, while on their journey to Canada, or while in Canada.

905-523-1020 Link to OASIS Program
Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health

Provides barrier free primary health care services to new immigrants including refugees.

905-526-2000 Link to Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health
Settlement Workers in School (SWIS) Program

Workers help orient you and your child to the Hamilton school system including school and community referrals.

905-526-8452 Link to SWIS Program

Shelters and Related Services

Name Contact
For Families - Family Centre

Emergency shelter for homeless or transient families.

905-528 9442
For Men -Booth Centre

Emergency shelter for homeless or transient men

905-527-1444
Emergency shelter for homeless or transient men

Mission Services

905-528-7635
For Women and Children - Inasmuch House

Shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse or violence. It also accommodates women with children.

905-529-8600
Interval House

Shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse or violence. It also accommodates women with children.

905-387-8881
Martha House

Shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse or violence. It also accommodates women with children.

905-523-6277
Mary’s Place

Shelter for women over 18 who are dealing with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and/or violence.

905-523- 6722
Native Women’s Centre

Shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse or violence. It also accommodates women with children.

905-664-1114
For Youth --Notre Dame House

An emergency shelter for homeless or street- involved youth between the ages of 16-21.

905-308-8090
Living Rock

Community outreach programs for homeless or street-involved youth.

Call 905-528-7625 or 

Link to Living Rock

Support Services

Name Phone Website
Ontario Disability Services Program

Provides financial and employment assistance to individuals living with a disability.

905-521-7280 Link to Ontario Disability Services Program
Ontario Works

Provides temporary financial and employment assistance.

905-546-4800 Link to Ontario Works
Wesley Urban Ministries

Services for children, youth, and adults living in poverty.

905-528-5629 Link to Wesley Urban Ministries

Parent Support Services

Name Phone Website
Health Connections

Public Health Nurses provide information to assist expectant parents and families who have children under 6 years of age.

905-546-3550  
Health Connections

A website for parents providing support, knowledge, resources and help in navigating mental health services. Local chapters have meetings, check website for more information

1-855-254-7264 Link to Parents for Children's Mental Health

Young Parent Services

Name Contact
Grace Haven

Residential and community-based programming for pregnant and parenting young women and their children.

Call 905-522-7336 or info [at] gracehavenhamilton.org
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)

For parents attending high school, under 25 years of age and receiving Ontario Works (OW).

905-546-3088
St. Martin’s Manor

Residential and community-based programming for pregnant and parenting young women and children.

905-575-7500