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Affordable housing, shelters, housing subsidies in Hamilton, Ontario.
Good Shepherd Centre - Emergency Shelter

Good Shepherd Centre - Emergency Shelter

Emergency overnight accommodation for up to 60 men, including meals and laundry services, case management and referrals to appropriate community resources, a hot meal program for anyone in need…

Halton Women_s Place

Halton Women’s Place - Emergency Shelter - Burlington

Halton Women’s Place strives to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women (16 years of age and older) and their children fleeing domestic violence. Two short-term emergency shelters are available in the Halton Region, one in Milton and one in Burlington…

Community Living Hamilton

Community Living - Group Home

Group Homes provide a residential setting of 24-hour support for clients with varying levels of independence and support needs. These safe environments allow clients to develop life skills while having assistance with their daily activities…

Bridging the Gap

Bridging The Gap - Bridge House

Bridging the Gap offers Transitional Housing for Youth in Halton between 16 and 24 years of age. Potential residents of the Bridge House program must complete an application and interview process to determine their ability to live cooperatively with peers under minimal supervision…

City Housing Hamilton

First Place Hamilton - Subsidized Living

First Place Hamilton is owned and operated by CityHousing Hamilton (CHH). CHH provides affordable housing that is safe, well maintained, cost-effective and supports the diverse needs of our many communities…

Food Services

Food services in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Bank

Neighbour to Neighbour centre’s emergency food program offers support through our food bank to 1,200 families (3,500 individuals) per month by providing 5 -7 days of essential food – fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and vital non-perishable items. Our welcoming grocery store, located at 28 Athens St., allows our guests to browse and shop for food at no cost once a month…
Environment Hamilton

Environment Hamilton - Good Food Box

Environment Hamilton’s Good Food Box Program works to ease these problems by making affordable fresh local produce accessible to all Hamilton residents, including vulnerable neighbourhoods. Participants sign up and pay for a low-cost selection of local fresh produce available for pickup at select locations across the city once a month…

Hamilton Dream Center

Hamilton Dream Center - The Table

Please come to The Table, in the parking lot of the Dream Center located at 627 Main St E., every Wednesday at 6:30 pm, until the food runs out. Volunteers from Blessings Christian Church serve free hot meals to go…

Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn Community Centre Of Hamilton - Food Bank & Food Literacy Program

Each week as community members come in to pick up groceries at our location at 40 Wood St. E, there is an opportunity to participate in the food literacy program. Cooking demonstrations of low cost, available and easy-to-cook meals are taught…
Carlisle United Church

Flamborough Food Bank

The Flamborough Food Bank is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that supplements individual and family household food and personal care needs through community food donations and resources. It is located in Carlisle United Church…

Domestic Violence

Service listings related to domestic violence in Hamilton, Ontario.
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ON - Assaulted Women’s Helpline

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals…
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CFSHW - Violence Against Women (VAW) Counselling

The Catholic Family Services Violence Against Women (VAW) program promotes wellness and supports women exposed to abuse and violence within a non-judgmental, inclusive environment. They can increase their knowledge and understanding of abuse and explore the options, resources and supports available…


SACHA - Closed Group Program

Our closed group has the same members coming each week from beginning to end. This consistency helps folks to develop trust and safety in the group process. Group members know that they will see familiar faces each week…

Elizabeth Fry Society

Elizabeth Fry Society - Southern Ontario Region - Sex Trade Alternatives And Resource Services (STARS)

The Sex Trade Alternate Resource Services (STARS) program is the only program in the city specifically designed to meet the needs of women involved in sex work. It operates with a harm reduction model…
Halton Women_s Place

Halton Women’s Place - Emergency Shelter - Burlington

Halton Women’s Place strives to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women (16 years of age and older) and their children fleeing domestic violence. Two emergency short-term shelters are available in the Halton Region, one in Milton and one in Burlington…

Mental Health

Service listings and resources related to mental health, addictions, and substance use in Hamilton, Ontario.
Crisis Services Canada

Crisis Services Canada (Suicide Prevention And Support)

Asking for help can be hard. That’s why we offer a safe place to talk – any time, in your own way. If you are thinking about suicide, you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out to our support workers today…

Hamilton Public Health - Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services

Health professionals provide the following free services through ADGS: individual counselling for alcohol and drugs, individual, couple and family counselling for gambling, relapse prevention group for people who have received treatment and want to abstain from alcohol and drugs, referrals to residential treatment, and more…
Government of Canada

Hamilton Urban Core - Supervised Consumption Site

SCSs are an entry point to treatment and social services for people who are ready to stop or reduce their use of substances…

St. Joseph's Healthcare

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton - Youth Wellness Centre

St. Joseph’s Healthcare’s Youth Wellness Centre Hamilton is a unique service that provides expert mental health care by appointment, including counselling, support, and navigation services for young people aged 17 to 25. This service is covered by OHIP and confidential…

Hamilton Mental HEalth Outreach

Hamilton Mental Health Outreach - Education And Support Groups

Skills to enhance community living, understanding of self and others, groups to teach self-management of depression and anxiety and promote well-being…

Training & Education

Training & education programs in Hamilton, Ontario.
march of dimes Canada

March Of Dimes Hamilton - Employment Services Centre

Provides job training and job search services to people with disabilities * connects with employers to get the latest information on job and placement opportunities, market trends, and wage ranges…
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton

Learning Disabilities Association Of Halton

The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton (LDAH) is a charitable, non-profit organization that has been providing information, support and programs to the region of Halton for over 50 years…

St. Charles Adult _ Continuing Education

St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education - Downtown Campus

Offers: High school diploma, academic upgrading, English language instruction, employment training programs…


ASCY - Preschool Speech And Language Program

All Early Words members strive to serve the communication needs of young children and their families in Hamilton…
Immigrants Working CEntre

IWC - Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada

The Immigrants Working Centre provides Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in a welcoming environment, facilitated by certified LINC instructors.


Service and resource listings related to COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Compassion Society of Halton

Mondays & Wednesdays – Fresh food will be served; Fridays – bread, pizza, and ready-to-go grab bags of non-perishable items (while quantities last); ready-to-go frozen cooked dinners, when available…
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Anxiety Canada

Suggestions on what to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19). Anxiety Canada seeks to improve the quality of life of those living with anxiety during the pandemic. Eligibility includes all Canadians…

kids help phone

Kids Help Phone

We know that COVID-19 is on your mind. Kids Help Phone is always here for you; contact us 24/7. Anxious? Stressed? You are not alone. We have teamed up with our friends at Kids Help Phone to provide 24/7 support and promote wellness with Candian youth…

Empower Health (

We have added information about COVID-19 assessment centres. Look for the red icon in your search results. We have launched a national COVID-19 information hub at – visit it for information about confirmed cases and updates across Canada…


Shaw Go Wifi

Stay connected during COVID-19. To support Canadians at this time, we’ve opened up Shaw Go WiFi, Canada’s largest WiFi network, to everyone. Shaw customer or not, we know that, especially in times like this, it is important to stay connected…

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