Hamilton 24hr Crisis Lines:
• Inasmuch House 905-529-8600 • Fem-aide 1-877-336-2433 • Good Shepherd 905-523-6277 • SACHA 905-525-4162 •
• Native Women's Centre 1-888-308-6559 • COAST (mental health) 905-972-8338 • Hamilton Interval House 905-387-8881 •

Community Links

Hamilton Area Shelters/Crisis Centres:

  • Inasmuch House
  • Hamilton Interval House
  • Good Shepherd Martha House and Mary's Place
  • Native Women's Centre
  • Drummond House
  • Ganohkwasra - Family Assault Support Services
  • Halton Women's Place
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area (SACHA)
  • YWCA Housing
  • C.O.A.S.T.
  • Fem'aide

To find other shelters in Canada: www.shelternet.ca

Counselling for Women:

Contact any of the agencies listed under Shelters/Crisis Centres, as well as the following:

  • Catholic Family Services Hamilton
  • The Elizabeth Fry Society - Hamilton Branch
  • Women's Centre of Hamilton-Wentworth
  • Phoenix Place
  • Halton Family Services
  • Centre de Sante Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
  • Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre
  • SAVIS of Halton

Counselling & Programming for Children and Youth:

Many of the above agencies also provide assistance for children & youth, as well as:

  • Contact Hamilton
  • Lynwood Charlton Centre
  • Living Rock
  • Community Child Abuse Council
  • Dawn Patrol Hamilton
  • Public Health Child and Adolescent Services
  • Good Shepherd Brennan House
  • Hamilton Children's Aid Society
  • Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Hospital Programs:

  • Hamilton Health Science - Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre
  • McMaster Children's Hospital


  • Hamilton Police Service
  • Family Violence Police Resource
  • Victim Services
  • Ontario Provincial Police


  • Jared's Place
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • Your Law: Family Law in Ontario
  • YWCA Supervised Access Centre
  • Family Responsibility Office (FRO)
  • Victim/Witness Assistance Program
  • Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service
  • Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Ontario Ombudsman

Local Support Networks:

  • Immigrant Women's Centre
  • Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
  • The AIDS Network
    Contact: Heather Lynds [email protected] (Women's Community Development Worker)
  • Mental Health Rights Coalition
  • Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
  • Woman Abuse Working Group
  • City of Hamilton Food Bank Info 2012 (with map)

National Support Networks:

  • Neighbours, Friends and Families
  • Kanawayhitowin
  • Canadian Women's Health Network
  • Canadian Women's Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association

Men's Shelters:

  • Salvation Army - Hamilton Booth Center
  • Mission Services - Men's services

Other helpful information:

  • Domestic Violence Facts
  • Futures Without Violence
  • Article: Unreported cases of domestic violence against women: towards an epidemiology of social silence, tolerance, and inhibition
  • Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women (U.S. Statistics)

This list is not intended to be exclusive. Please leave a comment if there are other sites or service agencies that you would like to see linked here. Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive list possible.  Help us to stay informed!