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Public Health Information Learn More

Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) is taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community by working with our health system partners and Ministry of Health colleagues to ensure they’re prepared to respond to this situation as it evolves.

Financial Support Learn More

Many types of financial support are being given to help individuals and families experiencing challenges due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Business Continuity & Recovery Information Learn More

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

As business owners, employers, employees, and citizens, they recognize that this rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 is causing worry and concern.  To support you through this uncertainty, they have gathered and prepared several resources.

Government of Canada Financial Assistance Learn More

If you’re facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, there is support available for individuals and businesses.

Community Resources

SACHA - Sexual Assault and Violence Support Learn More

SACHA Staff are working remotely and are available to provide support 24/7 through their support line: 905-525-4162.

Hamilton Council on Aging Learn More

Information and resources for older adults to stay connected, safe and healthy at a distance.

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Hamilton - Quick Guide to Services Learn More

The Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI), Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC), and Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) developed an online guide for services.

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Ontario211 Learn More

Ontario211 Help is only one call, one text or one chat away.

211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists who can direct you to or help you navigate social services and supports.



Other Resources

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, Hamilton – 905-574-1334

Salvation Army, Hamilton – 905-540-1888

Mission Services, Hamilton  – Community Services 905-528-4212

Good Shepherd Venture Centre Food Bank, Hamilton – 905-972-9485

Burlington Food Bank – 905-637-2273

Stoney Creek Food Bank – 905-643-2090

Brantford Food Bank – 519-751-4357

Port Dover Lifeline Food Bank – 226-931-2776

Simcoe Caring Cupboard Food Bank – 519-428-1713

Six Nations Community Food Bank – 519-771-0025

Caledonia Food Bank – 905-765-9287


AA:  24 hour help line: 905-522-8392  Email:

Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services of Hamilton

21 Hunter St. 3rd floor, Hamilton

Telephone Consultation at Intake and Pre-entry Services (905-546-3606 ext. 3)



Mission Services of Hamilton, Inc., 196 Wentworth St. N, Hamilton

Outpatient counselling for men ages 18+.  Assessment is available to men and women.  Also has a program for affected family members and significant others.

905-528-0389   email:


Ontario Addition Treatment Centres – Hamilton

397 Main St. E, Hamilton   905-528-9889

Private outpatient methadone clinic.


Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory

A free online directory of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services in Canada.

Substance Abuse Resources – Hamilton

A comprehensive listing of every addiction service available in Hamilton.  Access to all the 70+ types of services covered in the database, such as treatment, prevention services, gender-specific services, and age-specific services.

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline:  1-888-230-3505

Hamilton – Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services – 905-546-3606

St. Leonards Community Services – Brantford – Responsible Gambling Program – 519-754-0253

Gamblers Anonymous – 416-366-7613

Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario –

Hamilton – Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services – 905-546-3606

COAST – Hamilton -905-972-8338

COAST – Halton crisis line is 1-877-825-9011

CAST – Crisis and Assessment Team – Haldimand Norfolk – 1.866.487.2278

Suicide Crisis Line (Hamilton) 905-522-1477

Barrett Centre: 24 hour crisis line 905-529-7878

Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600 |

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511

Good Shepherd: 905-523-6277 |

Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton) (SACHA): 905-525-4162 – 24 hour Crisis Line |

Hamilton Police Domestic Violence Unit: 905-546-3852 or 905-546-3853

Interval House of Hamilton (Women’s Shelter): 905-387-8881 – 24 hour crisis line |

Martha House (Women’s Shelter run by Good Shepherd): 905-523-8895 (Office) | 905-523-6277 (24 hour Crisis Line) |

Mary’s Place (Women’s Shelter run by Good Shepherd): 905-540-8000 (Office) | 905-523-6277 (24 hour Crisis Line) |

Fem’Aid Crisis Line: 1-877-336-2433

Inasmuch Women Services: 905-529-8149 (Office)  905-529-8600 (Crisis Line)

Native Women’s Centre: 905-664-1114 | 1-888-308-6559 |

The Native Women’s Centre provides safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation.

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services: 519-445-4324 – 24 hour Crisis Line |

Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services 519-752-1005 (Office) | 519-752-4357 (24 hour Crisis Line) |

Halton Women’s Place:

Halton Women’s Place North: 905-878-8970 (Shelter) | 905-878-8555 (24 hour Crisis Line)

Halton Women’s Place South: 905-332-1593 (Shelter) | 905-332-7892 (24 hour Crisis Line)

Gillian’s Place (Women’s Shelter – St. Catharines): 905-684-8331 – 24 hour Crisis Line |

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region:

519-742-5894 – 24 hour Crisis Line for Kitchener & Waterloo

519-653-2422 – 24 hour Crisis Line for Cambridge