Employment and Financial:


Credit Counselling and Debt Management (2 services)

Two services that both provide information on debt management, as well as credit counseling:

Catholic Family Services

2-735 King St. East
(905) 527-3823; Fax: 546-5779
email: cfshw@interlynx.net ;

 Family Services of Hamilton-Wentworth Inc.

105 Main Street East,
Concourse Level, Suite 101 
(905) 523-5640; Fax: 523-8699
e-mail: amclean@fshw.on.ca

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 905-527-7478; Ext 232 905-523-5640

Family Services Employee Assistance Programs (FSEAP) contracts with organizations to provide Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) which provide the following services: 

  • Consultation from initial planning phases through to the implementation and evaluation phases of the program 
  • Services include assessment, referral, and counselling for a broad range of personal problems 
  • Training for supervisors and union stewards 
  • Wellness and education seminars; trauma response; emergency after hours service; family and workplace mediation; outplacement counselling.


Neighbour to Neighbour


Neighbour to Neighbour Mission: In a dignified and non-judgmental environment, the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre improves the ability of residents within the greater Hamilton area to be self-sufficient and enhance the quality of their life through programs and services in the areas of employment, family support and skills development. 

  • Foodbank - supplementary and emergency food 
  • Job Finding Club - meets daily for a 3 week program to help the unemployed secure work quickly    Registration is necessary. Search smarter not harder 
  • Xmas Program - provides toys and a Xmas dinner to 650 families 
  • Job Bank - provides a list of job postings (automated)  
  • Computer Use - individuals can reserve time to use the computers 
  • Bundle Up Program - distributes winter clothing to children 7 and under 
  • Literacy - Tutoring is available for adults who need to improve their literacy skills 
  • Share the Warmth Program - Partnership with Share the Warmth not for profit charity, providing utility subsidies for families, seniors, terminally ill and disabled living at or near the poverty line 
  • Resource Counselling - Supportive Counselling and advocacy is available to families and individuals who are experiencing difficulties 
  • Pick Your Own Trips - Pick your own trips for fruit and vegetables are offered throughout the seasons 
  • New Baby Layettes - Baby supplies such as knitted hats, sweaters, blankets, as well as sleepers, baby formula and diapers (depending on donations), shampoos, creams, parenting books and videos 
  • Bookstore - New and Used Books


Gambling Anonymous

905-515-4223,      Thursday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A non-professional self-help group for those with gambling problems. Provides a support group for family and friends of compulsive gamblers who need support and information on the compulsive gambler problem. The group is peer led.

A non-professional self-help support group for family and friends of those with compulsive gambling problems. The program is for family and friends only. The group is peer led.


Diocesan Family Ministries

905-528-7988,           Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm

The purpose of the Ministry is to support and strengthen marriage and family life, particularly but not exclusively in the Catholic community.  
Services include: 

  • Project Rachel for those needing healing from abortion 
  • Retrouvaille for those experiencing a troubled marriage 
  • Marriage preparation for engaged couples  
  • Catholic engaged encounter  
  • Natural family planning  
  • Marriage enrichment  
  • Support programs for separated and divorced catholics  
  • Marriage encounter  
  • Resource persons  
  • Leadership training  
  • Resource materials


Jewish Social Services:

905-648-0605 Ext 325

Jewish Social Services provides casework, information, referral and resettlement of newcomers to Hamilton. 
Daily programs for adults (Mon-Thu): 

  • Ceramics 
  • Home & hospital visiting 
  • Choir 
  • Holiday celebration 
  • Wednesday luncheon 
  • Holiday celebration 
  • English as a second language 
  • Trips 
  • Theatre club 
  • Literacy class 
  • Counselling 
  • Information & referral 
  • Crisis intervention


Salvation Army Family Services

905-540-1888,        Mon - Fri 9:30am - 11:45pm; 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Family Services assists families in the community who find themselves in an "emergency" situation with both practical and spiritual help. Emergency assistance with food, clothing, household necessities, and fire victim and disaster relief. Other programs operated through Family Services are: 
  • Counselling and referral services upon request  
  • Summer "Fresh Air" Camp (children 8 to 11 years) 
  • Christmas Bureau and Toy Centre  
  • Bundle Up