Emergency

If you are in danger or require immediate assistance, please call 911.

Hamilton Police

Women’s Emergency Shelters & Crisis Lines

      
A secure, emergency shelter for women and children who are homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence and abuse.

Resources

Crisis Line (905)523-6277
Business Line (905)523-8895

Good Shepherd Centres

Mary's Place is a secure, 28-bed shelter dedicated to assisting women and children who are fleeing abuse.

 

Resources

Crisis Line  (905)540-8000
Business Line (905)540-8000

Good Shepherd Centres

Interval House will provide a safe place, support for abused women with or without children,community outreach services and practice-based research in our shared quest for freedom from violence.

Resources

Crisis Line (905)387-8881
Business Line (905)387-9959

Interval House/

Inasmuch House is a shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse or violence. It also accommodates women with children of any age — from infants to teenagers.

Resources

Crisis Line (905)529-8600
Business Line (905)529-8149

Mission Services/

The 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 experience crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.

Resources

Crisis Line (888)905-6559
Business Line (905)664-1114

Native Women's Centre


Other Shelters


Emergency overnight accommodation for men, meals, case management and referrals to appropriate community resources.

Resources

Phone (905)528-9109

Good Shepherd Centres - Men

                            
The Family Centre offers temporary emergency accommodation and residential support to as many as 20 families who have become homeless.

Resources

Phone (905)528-9442

Good Shepherd Centres - Family

 

Notre Dame House is a 24-hour emergency shelter and multi-agency resource centre for homeless and street-involved youth 16 to 21 years of age.

Resources

Phone (905)308-8090

Men's Services Opportunity Centre is a 24 hour emergency crisis shelter for men. Professional staff provides the support and services needed daily by the homeless.

Resources

Phone (905)528-7635

Mission Services -Men/

The Booth Centre Men’s Shelter provides short and long term transitional accommodation, food services, enhanced hostelling programme, case management, financial Management (HPI funding) and assessment and referral counselling for spiritual, practical and social needs.

Resources

Phone (905)527-1444

Salvation Army

 

24 Hour Help Lines

 

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse.

Resources

Phone (866)863-0511

AWHL

The Barrett Centre is a mental health crisis program operated by the Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc. that responds to the needs of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis but do not need hospitalization. The goal is to provide a safe place for people to receive support in resolving crisis situations.

Resources

Phone (905)529-7878

Barrett Centre

The COAST program is a program of St. Joseph’s Healthcare and serves the residents of the City of Hamilton who have serious mental health issues and are in crisis. COAST is a multidisciplinary team consisting of child and youth crisis workers, mental health workers, nurses, social workers and plain-clothes police officers.

Resources

Phone (905)972-8338

Coast Hamilton

The Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. Their service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.

Resources

Phone (800)565-8603

Drug & Alcohol Helpline

Fem’Aide is a provincial telephone helpline for Francophone women dealing with violence. Fem’Aide offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information and referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources

Phone (877)336-2433

FemAide

Kids Help Phone offers phone counseling and web counseling for individuals ages 20 & under. The service is free, available 24/7 and is anonymous and confidential.

Resources

Phone (800)668-6868

Kids Help Phone

The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7. The service can provide information about counselling services and supports in your community, listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals and provide basic education about mental illness. The service is free, confidential and anonymous.

Resources

Phone (866)531-2600

Mental Health HelpLine

 

Sexual Assault Counselling & Support Services

Catholic Family Services is a nonprofit, multi-service agency to anyone in need regalrdess of faith, race, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, age, physical and/or intellectual ability.

Resources

Phone (905)527-3823

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

The centre de santé communautaire is a non-profit community organization that provides a range of medical services and health promotion programs to the public.
Le Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara est un organisme communautaire à but non lucratif qui fournit une gamme de services médicaux et des programmes de promotion de la santé à la population.

Resources

Phone (905)528-0163

Centre de santé communautaire

Thrive provides professional assessment and trauma treatment services, as well as prevention and educational programs. Our treatment programs include comprehensive assessment and specialized treatment for children and youth in our community who have been sexually abused, have been involved in intrafamilial sexual abuse (children and youth within the same family), or have problem sexual behaviours. They also offer services to address the unique needs of refugee and immigrant children and youth experiencing trauma symptoms or significant acculturation stress as well as support to their families.

Centre de santé communautaire

Phone (905)523-1020

Child Abuse Council


SACHA is a feminist, non-profit, community-based organization of women guided by anti-racist and anti-oppressive values. Understanding the dynamics of gender and power in sexual violence, our programmes will provide services to people who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives; work to end violence and oppression through education, advocacy, coalition-building, community partnerships and activism and work towards the equitable inclusion of all women.

Resources

Phone (905)525-4573

Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton Area

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre provides specialized healthcare for children, adolescents, women, transgendered persons, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence.  Our mission is to ensure comprehensive health care is provided with sensitivity and privacy for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Resources

Phone (905)521-2100 ext.73557

Hamilton Health Sciences


Youth Counselling & Support Services


The LEAF program helps youth who have witnessed abuse talk about their experience in a safe setting. Mothers also participate with their children to discuss safety plans, anger management, and how to recognize abuse.

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Good Shepherd Women’s Services

(905)523-8766
Mission Services – Inasmuch House (905)529-8149     
Catholic Family Services (905)527-3823

Notre Dame House is a 24-hour emergency shelter and multi-agency resource centre for homeless and street-involved youth 16 to 21 years of age.

Resources

Phone (905)308-8090

Notre Dame House

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area is a Not-for-Profit organization that works with at risk individuals and is committed to providing a continuum of evidence based and impact driven prevention and intervention services supporting individuals and families to develop the skills and assets necessary to make positive and long lasting life changes, enabling them to become fully contributing members of the community.

Resources

Phone (905)522-4446

John Howard Society Of Hamilton

Men’s Counselling & Support Services

Hamilton Urban Core is non-profit, charitable and community-governed and provides multi-disciplinary interprofessional health care framed by the social determinants of health.

Resources

Phone (905)522-3233

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area is a Not-for-Profit organization that works with at risk individuals and is committed to providing a continuum of evidence based and impact driven prevention and intervention services supporting individuals and families to develop the skills and assets necessary to make positive and long lasting life changes, enabling them to become fully contributing members of the community.

Resources

Phone (905)522-4446

John Howard Society Of Hamilton

 

Immigration, Settlement and Newcomer Support Services

Immigrant Women’s Centre is an equality seeking, anti-racist, charitable organization dedicated to the social, political and economic inclusion of refugee and immigrant women in a just and supportive Canadian society. The Centre is committed to enabling refugee and immigrant women to discover and build their new futures through skills development and settlement support.

Resources

Phone (905)529-5209

IWC


Family Law Services

The Family Law Information Centre provides information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources and court processes.

Resources

Phone (905)645-5252

Family Law Information Centre

The Good Shepherd Woman’s Services provides a place of sanctuary, safety and support for women (and their children) dealing with issues such as: woman abuse, violence, homelessness, mental health, and poverty. We are privileged to offer programs that provide support, give hope and restore dignity.

 

Resources

Legal Advocate (905)523-8766 ext.4237
Family Court Support Worker (905)523-8766 ext.4333

Good Shepherd Women’s Services

Jared’s Place assists women who have experienced violence by providing information, referrals, and support as they navigate through complicated legal systems  (family, criminal, immigration, child welfare) and will work towards systemic and policy change through research and advocacy.

Phone (905)522-0127

Jared’s Place: Legal Advocacy

Resources

Criminal Law & Victim Support Services

The Crown Attorneys’ offices are responsible for prosecuting the vast majority of criminal offences in the Province of Ontario, from summary conviction offences in the Ontario Court of Justice to the most serious indictable offences in the Superior Court of Justice.

Resources

Phone (905)645-5262

Crown Attorney’s Office

The Elizabeth Fry Society works with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized.

Resources

Phone (905)527-3097

Elizabeth Fry Society of Hamilton

The Victim Support Line is a province-wide, multilingual, toll-free information line providing a range of services to victims of crime.

Resources

Phone (888)579-2888

Victim Support Line

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program works to enhance victim/witness understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process; assist the victim/witness to regain a sense of well-being; and ensure coordination of services with community agencies that support victims of crime.

Resources

Phone

(905)645-5272

Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a non-profit community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing 'traditional' poverty law services including legal advice and referrals and legal representation, the Clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.

Resources

Phone (905)527-4572

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Other Community Support Services

Access to Housing is the point of access for people who want to apply for subsidized housing in the Hamilton area.

Resources

Phone (905)524-2228

City Housing

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For more information on immigrant serivces , please visit : YMCA Immigrant Services