Campus and Community Resources

Counselling Services offers free and confidential counselling to students in accordance with our Scope of Practice Statement. Inquiries and appointment requests can be directed towards our Front Desk.

Email: counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Counselling%20Inquiry)
Phone: 905-575-2211

Counselling Services is available to respond to your inquiries Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.

Below is a list of other resources and programs that are available to students in instances when different or more support is needed. If you would like additional support connecting with any of the resources or programs listed, feel free to counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Connection%20to%20Community%20Resources%20-%20WCC%20Support%20Request) (contact our Front Desk), and ask for one of our Wellness Care Coordinators to assist you.

For a complete list of services in Hamilton, visit Community Information Hamilton


Student Services and Supports

For a full list of student services and supports available at Mohawk College, please visit The Square - Student Services webpage.


Online Mental Health Resources

Virtual Counselling

Empower Me

Student Assistance Program accessible 24/7 offering mental health counselling, nutrition & financial consultation, smoking cessation, and life coaching.

Learn more about Empower Me

Beacon

Customized digital therapy, guided by a registered mental health professional.

Learn more about Beacon

Mental Health Resources and Information

More Feet on the Ground

An online resource intended to be a one-stop shop for any individual looking to understand more about mental health and how to refer someone to relevant mental health programs.

Learn more about More Feet on the Ground

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health

Focused on student mental health, this site provides resources, webinars with experts, and the latest news on mental health.

Learn more about Campus Mental Health

Information on Depression

The Mobilizing Minds research group offers educational resources about depression and offers treatment options for depression.

Learn more about Mobilizing Minds

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton

Educational resources about suicide prevention.

Learn more about the SPCCH


Community Resources

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LGBT Youthline

Offers confidential, non-judgmental, and informed LGBTQQ2SI Peer Support.

Phone: 1-800-268-9688 (6pm to 9pm daily)
Text: 647-694-4275 (4pm to 9:30pm daily)

Learn more about the LGBT Youthline

Trans Lifeline

Provides trans peer support, run by and for trans people.

Phone: 1-877-330-6366

Learn more about the Trans Lifeline

Services for Parents and Children

Children's Aid Society

A non-for-profit charitable organization focusing on the well-being and protection of children, which works to reduce harmful circumstances and address areas of concern.

Phone: 905-522-1121
For service in French: 1-855-550-3571
After-hours emergencies: 905-522-8053
Email: info [at] hamiltoncas.ca

Address: 26 Arrowsmith Road, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about the Children's Aid Society

Hamilton Catholic Children's Aid Society

Working closely with other child- and family-focused community agencies, provides coordinated and complementary child welfare services to children, youth, and families.

Phone: 905-525-2012
For service in French: 1-855-550-3571
After-hours emergencies: 905-522-8053

Address: 735 King Street East, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about the Hamilton Catholic Children's Aid Society

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton/Halton

Offers quality programs for children, youth, adults and families with a focus on learning and skills development.

Phone: 905-549-2814

Learn more about Boys and Girls Club

Early Years and Child Care Services

Access the Hamilton Child Care Registry, Financial Support for Child Care, Early Years Programs and Services, and view licensed Child Care Operators.

Phone: 905-524-4884 (Information line)

Learn more about Early Years and Child Care Services

Crisis - Phone

Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

Serves residents of the City of Hamilton who have serious mental health challenges and are in crisis.

Phone: 905-972-8338
Toll Free: 1-844-972-8338

Learn more about COAST

Good2Talk

Provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario.

Phone: 1-866-925-5454
Text: GOOD@TALKON to 686868

Learn more about Good2Talk

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton (SACHA)

Provides supports to people who have experienced sexualized violence at any point in their lives.

Phone: 905-525-4162 (24/7 Support line)

Address: 75 MacNab Street South - 3rd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about SACHA

Salvation Army - Crisis/Hope Line

Offers practical assistance for children and families, tending to the basic necessities of life; and offers practical supports for people in crisis.

Phone: 905-522-1477 or 1-855-294-4673

Address: 80 Bay Street North, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

Learn more about the Crisis/Hope Line

Food Banks

Mission Services - Good Food Centre

Provides emergency food and hygiene supplies to those with a low income. Bring ID for all family members, proof of address, income statement, rent or mortgage statement, and copies of utility statements (if applicable). 

Phone: 905-528-4212

Address: 196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about the Good Food Centre

Neighbour 2 Neighbour - Hamilton Community Food Centre

Welcoming and safe community space offering food-based programs.

Address: 10-310 Lime Ridge Road West, Hamilton

Learn more about the Hamilton Community Food Centre

Neighbour 2 Neighbour - Food Bank

An appointment only, emergency food bank. First-time shoppers must provide ID for all household members, proof of address, and proof of income.

Phone: 905-574-1334 ext. 300

Address: 28 Athens Street, Hamilton

Learn more about the N2N Food Bank

Salvation Army

Provides emergency food, and referral to community programs and resources as necessary.

Phone: 905-540-1888 ext. 101

Address: 80 Bay Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about the Salvation Army

St. Matthew's House Food Bank

Provides emergency food. First time visitors are required to bring 2 pieces of ID for the head of household, 1 piece of ID for all other family members, proof of income, and proof of address.

Phone: 905-523-5546

Address: 785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm

Learn more about St. Matthew's House Food Bank

Housing Support

Access to Housing

Helps with the application process and maintains the central waiting list for subsidized housing for social housing providers in Hamilton.

Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3708
Email: ath [at] hamilton.ca

Address: 350 King Street East - Suite 110, Hamilton

Learn more about Access to Housing

CityHousing Hamilton

Provides homes that are safe, well-maintained and affordable.

Phone: 905-523-8496
Email: cityhousing [at] hamilton.ca

Address: 181 Main Street West - 3rd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about CityHousing

Housing Help Centre of Hamilton

Offers rental listings, access to financial assistance programs, landlord support, and information relating to housing in Hamilton.

Phone: 905-526-8100

Address: 119 Main Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Housing Help Centre

Wesley Urban Ministries

Offers support to individuals experiencing episodic and chronic homelessness, and those who are at risk of homelessness.

Phone: 905-528-5629

Address: 52 Catharine Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Wesley Urban Ministries

Bed Bug Information

Information about bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, and pest control.

Learn more about Bed Bugs

Legal

Crime Stoppers

A citizen program that works to help stop, prevent, and solve crime.

Phone: 1-800-222-8477

Learn more about Crime Stoppers

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Works with low-income residents of Hamilton to improve legal rights and promote access to justice.

Phone: 905-527-4572

Address: 100 Main Street East - Suite 203, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Hamilton Police Services

Serves and protects Hamilton's residents, making Hamilton a safe place to live and work.

Phone: 905-546-4772

Address: 155 King William Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton Police Services

Mental Health

Catholic Family Services (Counselling)

Provides counselling, community connection, and education programs to men, women, young, pregnant and parenting women & their partners, infants, and seniors.

Phone: 905-387-3823 ext. 0
Intake Line: 905-387-3823 ext. 279
Email: intake [at] cfshw.com

Address: 404-460 Main Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Catholic Family Services

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families.

Phone: 905-521-0090
Email: info [at] cmhahamilton.ca

Address: 131 John Street South, Hamilton

Learn more about the Canadian Mental Health Association

Connect Mental Health and Addiction Services

A centralized intake service for 17 adult outpatient mental health and addiction programs at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton.

Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 36499

Address: 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Connect Mental Health and Addiction Services

Multi-Services

City of Hamilton

Information about property taxes, garbage and recycling, tickets and parking, by-law and enforcement, and more.

Phone: 905-546-2489
Email: askcity [at] hamilton.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about City of Hamilton

Home and Community Care Support Services

Delivers local health care services such as home and community care, access to community services and long-term care home placement.

Phone: 905-523-8600
General Inquiries: 1-800-810-0000

Address: 1-211 Pritchard Road, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am to 8:30pm

Learn more about Home and Community Care

Hamilton Urban Core

Offers harm reduction, health and wellness programs, and support and community development.

Phone: 905-522-3233
Email: administration [at] hucchc.com

Address: 181 Main Street West, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton Urban Core

Ontario Works

Provides temporary financial and employment assistance for people who are in financial need.

Phone: 905-546-4800
Toll Free: 1-855-999-8729
Email: ontarioworks [at] hamilton.ca

Address: 250 Main Street East, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about Ontario Works

Public Health Services

Offers various clinics and services, information about health topics, specialized classes, and more.

Phone: 905-546-2489
Email: publichealth [at] hamilton.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about Public Health

Service Ontario

Get your Driver's License, health card, birth certificates, register a birth, and more.

Phone: 416-326-1234
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8097

Learn more about Service Ontario

Welcome Inn Community Centre

Offers programs for children & youth, seniors, and community, as well as a food bank and thrift store.

Phone: 905-525-5824
Email: info [at] welcomeinn.ca

Address: 40 Wood Street East, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about Welcome Inn Community Centre

Physical Health

Hamilton General Hospital

Phone: 905-521-2100

Address: 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton General Hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences

Care for all ages, from pre-birth to end-of-life.

Phone: 905-521-2100

Learn more about Hamilton Health Sciences

Health Care Connect

A program to help Ontarians without a family health care provider find one. Refers people without a family health care provider to physicians and nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients in their community.

Toll Free: 1-800-445-1822

Learn more about Health Care Connect

Juravinski Hospital

Phone: 905-389-4411

Address: 711 Concession Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Juravinski Hospital

McMaster Children's Hospital

Phone: 905-521-2100

Address: 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton

Learn more about McMaster Children's Hospital

St. Joseph's Healthcare

Phone: 905-522-1155

Address: 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton

Learn more about St. Joseph's Healthcare

Shelter Health Network

Provides primary care to high risk populations without stable housing and who have complex health problems, within shelters and transitional housing programs, drop-in centres, addiction facilities, and mental health facilities.

Phone: 905-526-7137
Email: admin [at] shelterhealthnetwork.ca

Address: 82 Stinson Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Shelter Health Network

St. Joseph's Urgent Care

Serves patients with non-threatening injuries and illnesses. Patients are encouraged to visit Urgent Care only if and when their conditions cannot wait for a scheduled doctor's appointment.

Phone: 905-573-7777

Address: 2757 King Street East, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm

Learn more about St. Joseph's Urgent Care

Health Connect Ontario

Get connected to health care 24/7. Check your symptoms, get health advice, find a health service, or search the medical library.

Toll Free: 1-866-797-0007

Learn more about Health Connect Ontario

Main Street West Urgent Care Clinic

Walk-in medical care for patients with urgent health concerns that cannot wait for a family doctor.

Phone: 905-521-2100

Address: 690 Main Street West, Hamilton

Learn more about Main Street West Urgent Care

Shelters

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support

Provides a safe environment in the community for individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use crisis and who do not require a hospital stay.

Mental Health Crisis Support: 905-529-7878
Toll Free: 1-844-777-3571
Women's Services: 905-523-6277

Learn more about the Barrett Centre

Good Shepherd Family Centre

A housing-focused shelter for families experiencing homelessness in the Hamilton area.

Phone: 905-528-9442

Address: 143 Wentworth Street South, Hamilton

Learn more about Good Shepherd Family Centre

Good Shepherd Men's Centre

Offers emergency overnight accommodation for up to 54 men including meals and laundry services, overflow spaces for up to 10 men, case management and referrals to appropriate community resources.

Phone: 905-528-9109

Address: 135 Mary Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Good Shepherd Men's Centre

Good Shepherd Notre Dame House

Helps youth who are street-involved or homeless due to family violence, conflict, abuse, neglect, poverty, and exposure to mental health and addiction issues.

Phone: 905-308-8090

Address: 14 Cannon Street West, Hamilton

Learn more about Good Shepherd Notre Dame House

Halton Women's Place (North & South)

Provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially, and sexually abused women and their dependent children.

Phone: 905-332-1593
Crisis Line: 905-332-7892
Email: info [at] haltonwomensplace.com

Learn more about Halton Women's Place

Inasmuch House

A shelter for women-identified and non-binary people with or without children in their care who are experiencing abuse and/or homelessness.

Phone: 905-529-8600 (Main line)
Phone: 905-529-8149 ext. 125 (Reception)
Text: 289-212-6399

Learn more about Inasmuch House

Interval House of Hamilton

Provides emergency shelter, safety planning and support services for women with or without children that have experienced abuse or violence.

Phone: 905-387-9959
Crisis Line: 905-387-8881
Email: info [at] intervalhousehamilton.org

Learn more about Interval House

Martha House

An accessible 40-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who are homeless and fleeing violence and abuse. Also provides referrals and advocacy for legal, medical, financial, employment, housing, and community services.

Phone: 905-523-8895
Crisis Line: 905-523-6277

Address: 25 Ray Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Martha House

Mary's Place

A 20-bed emergency shelter for women 18 years and older, who are dealing with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and/or violence. Also provides safety planning and advocacy for medical, legal, and other community services, as well as assistance in establishing permanent housing.

Phone: 905-540-8000
Crisis Line: 905-523-6277

Address: 20 Pearl Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Mary's Place

Mission Services - Men Shelter

Emergency shelter for men-identifying people over the age of 18 years old.

Phone: 905-528-7635

Address: 325 James Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Mission Services - Men Shelter

Native Women's Centre

Provides safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.

Phone: 905-664-1114 or 1-888-308-6559

Address: 1900 King Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Native Women's Centre

Salvation Army - Booth Centre

Emergency shelter for homeless or transient men. Provides short and long term transitional accommodation, an enhanced hosteling program with case management, financial management, and referral to counselling.

Phone: 905-527-1444

Address: 94 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Willow's Place and Emma's Place

A safe, low-barrier space for all women-identifying folks experiencing homelessness, precarious housing, and social isolation. Emma's Place offers 15 low-barrier beds to women and non-binary people from 9pm to 9am.

Phone: 905-528-5100 ext. 1200

Address: 196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Willow's Place and Emma's Place

Sexual Health

Hamilton AIDS Network

Offers services and education to people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant.

Phone: 905-528-0854
Toll Free: 1-866-563-0563

Address: 140 King Street East - Suite 101, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton AIDS Network

Anonymous HIV Testing

Anonymous and rapid HIV tests. No health card or appointment needed.

Phone: 905-528-5894

Learn more about Anonymous HIV Testing

Sexual Health Clinics

Provides testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, low-cost birth control, and free condoms.

Phone: 905-528-5894

Learn more about Sexual Health Clinics

Maternity Centre of Hamilton

Provides expert care to pregnant women at any or all stages of having a baby.

Phone: 905-528-5553

Address: 100 Main Street West - 3rd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about Maternity Centre of Hamilton

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton (SACHA)

Provides supports to people who have experienced sexualized violence at any point in their lives.

Phone: 905-525-4162 (24/7 Support line)

Address: 75 MacNab Street South - 3rd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about SACHA

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Provides compassionate, confidential health care for children, adolescents, women, trans persons, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73557

Learn more about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Substance Use

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

A fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Phone: 905-522-8392 (Hamilton)
Phone: 905-631-8784 (Burlington/Oakville)

Learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous

Al-Anon

Strength and hope for friends and families of those dealing with problematic drinking.

Phone: 905-522-1733

Learn more about Al-Anon

Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Services (ADGS)

Provides information, counselling, group programs, methadone case management, referral to residential treatment, and more.

Phone: 905-546-3606

Address: 21 Hunter Street East - 3rd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about ADGS

Alternatives for Youth

Provides community-based substance use and addition treatment services that engage and mobilize youth ages 12-25 and their families.

Phone: 905-527-4469
Email: admin [at] ay.on.ca

Address: 38 James Street South - 2nd Floor, Hamilton

Learn more about Alternatives for Youth

Men's Addiction Service Hamilton (MASH)

A safe place that welcomes men who are struggling with substance use problems.

Phone: 905-527-9264

Address: 595 Main Street East, Hamilton
Hours: Available 24/7

Learn more about MASH

Mission Services - Suntrac

Suntrac Wellness & Addiction Treatment Program incorporates best practices in the treatment of substance use. Serves individuals of all genders aged 19 and older.

Phone: 905-528-0389

Learn more about Suntrac

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

An international, community-based association of individuals recovering from drug addiction.

Phone: 1-888-811-3887 (English)
Phone: 1-888-385-7247 (French)
Phone: 1-888-377-7881 (Farsi)

Learn more about Narcotics Anonymous

Smoker's Helpline

Work one-on-one with a Smokers' Helpline Quit Coach to create a quit plan that works for you.

Phone: 1-866-797-0000
Text: Text iQuit to 123456

Learn more about Smoker's Helpline

WomanKind - Addiction Services

Offers a range of gender responsive programming and supports to women seeking change with their substance use.

Phone: 905-545-9100
Email: womankindinquiries [at] st.joes.ca

Address: 431 Whitney Avenue, Hamilton

Learn more about WomanKind

The Van - Needle Exchange Program

A confidential service that travels anywhere in Hamilton and is available at a requested meeting spot. Delivers new needles and harm reduction supplies, and offers safe disposal of any used harm reduction supplies.

Phone: 905-317-9966
Text: 905-317-9966

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 11pm

Learn more about The Van

 


Indigenous Resources

Housing

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Provides safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit, and Metis people living off-Reserve in Ontario.

Toll Free: 1-866-391-1061
Email: info [at] oahssc.ca

Address: 42 Mary Street, Hamilton

Learn more about Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing

Provider of housing units for low to moderate income Indigenous families and individuals. Offers referrals to services to help tenants with their individual needs.

Phone: 905-544-3406

Address: 370 Main Street East - Unit 200, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Multi-Services

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Provides Urban Aboriginal People with the tools to achieve a balanced, holistic lifestyle.

Phone: 905-548-9593
Email: adavis [at] hric.ca

Address: 34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Learn more about Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Metis Women's Circle

Circle of Metis women who support, educate, and empower women who share Aboriginal heritage.

Email: info [at] metiswomenscircle.ca

Address: 44 Park Street East, Dundas

Learn more about Metis Women's Circle

Six Nations Social Services

Provides assistance in a non-adversarial, cooperative manner, which draws upon, supports, and strengthens the family.

Phone: 519-445-2071

Address: 15 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken

Learn more about Six Nations Social Services

Ganohkwasra - Family Assault Support Services

Offers residential services, counselling, programs and services, and community education.

Phone: 519-445-4324 (24/7 Support)

Address: 1781 Chiefswood Road, Ohswekend

Learn more about Ganohkwasra

De Dwa Da Dehs Nye's Aboriginal Health Centre

Provides primary care and health promotion programs in the urban centres of Brantford and Hamilton.

Phone: 905-544-4320 (Hamilton)
Phone: 519-752-4340 (Brantford)
Email: info [at] dahac.ca

Address: 678 Main Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about De Dwa Da Dehs Nye's Aboriginal Health Centre

International Resources

Multi-Services

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion

Civic resource centre to create an inclusive and welcoming city through respecting diversity, practicing equity, and speaking out against discrimination.

Phone: 905-297-4694
Email: info [at] hcci.ca

Address: 423 King Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion

Circle of Friends for Newcomers

Provides English classes for newcomers to Canada. Also provides support with finding ESL credit programs, obtaining high school diplomas, and locating bridging programs in the city.

Phone: 905-529-1840

Address: 155 Queen Street North, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm

Learn more about Circle of Friends

Centre de santé communautaire

Les services et programmes du CSCHN sont offerts à toute personne francophone qui habite dans les régions de Hamilton ou du Niagara.

Phone: 905-528-0163 or 1-866-437-7606

Address: 1320 Barton Street East, Hamilton

Learn more about Centre de santé communautaire

Guard Me

Provider of international health insurance, offering health and wellness programs and services designed to mitigate risk, manage crisis events, and improve health and wellness.

Phone: 905-752-6200
Toll Free: 1-877-873-8447
Email: admin [at] guard.me (Administration)
Email: claims [at] guard.me (Claims)

Learn more about Guard Me

Compass Community Health (Compass CH)

Offers client resources, primary care, mental wellness, community health promotion, and more.

Phone: 905-523-6611 ext. 2000

Address: 438 Hughson Street North, Hamilton

Learn more about Compass Community Health

Immigrant Working Centre

Offers settlement services, employment services, English classes, and volunteer opportunities.

Phone: 905-529-5209
Email: communications [at] iwchamilton.ca

Address: 8 Main Street East - Suite 101, Hamilton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Learn more about Immigrant Working Centre