Family Issues:

Family Mental Health Support Network

Hamilton: 905-777-9921,              Halton Region: 888 688-7777

The Family Mental Health Support Network is a resource centre that provides callers with information concerning: 
 

  •  Mental health family support groups 
  •  Self-help groups regarding mental health 
  •  Community services and programs 
  •  Mental health advocacy initiatives 
  •  Family education opportunities 
 
The service is also equipped with a 24 hr voice mail service - response is within 1 - 2 business days

 

Birthright

905-527-3677

Birthright helps solve problems related to pregnancy. It is a non-denominational, 24 hour emergency service for women distressed by pregnancy. Services include: 
 

  •  Confidential counselling and supportive friendship of trained volunteers  
  •  Maternity clothing and baby items up to size 2 
  •  Free pregnancy tests  
  •  Medical and community referrals 
  •  Formula and baby diapers in an emergency

 

Salem Christian counseling service

905-528-0353, Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm

This agency is an interdenominational, non-profit organization offering professional counselling by Christian therapists. Counselling is provided to individuals (adult and child); couples; and families. 
Talks and workshops are given on issues relating to personal and interpersonal development

 


Children’s Aid Society

After Hrs Emergency Service: 905-522-8053          4:30pm - 8:30am 7 days/wk

Office: 905-522-1121,   After Hours: 905-522-8053

 The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton is a government funded agency with a private board of directors serving children, adolescents and families.  

Services provided are determined by the Child and Family Services Act and include the following:

  • Counselling services to children under 16 years of age and their parents when there are protection issues 
  • Placement of children in individual and group home foster family settings, either with the consent of their parents or under order of the court, when the child is at risk in her/his own home 
  • Assistance to single pregnant girls regarding plans for confinement, their own future and that of their child 
  • Adoption placement of infants and older children who are legally and emotionally free for adoption 
  • Supervision, finalization of adoptions through the court and ongoing assistance to adoptive families 
  • Information Dissemination regarding "Duty to Report" suspected cases of child abuse and neglect through the Purple Ribbon Campaign 


When Mom And Dad Separate

Phone: 905-628-6008

A support group for children facing divorce. Each child attending this group will receive a colouring workbook written by Cheryl McQueen to assist them in their progress.