Resources for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton

Services available for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton during COVID-19

Last Updated May 10, 2020. If you identify errors or changes to the information above, please email [email protected]

Wesley Day Centre remains open
  • Will limit the number of people coming indoors.
  • Pre-screening in place.
  • Please call 905-528-5640 before sending someone over
    • Weekdays 8:30 am to 4 pm
    • Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm
    • Sunday 12:30 to 5pm
Willow’s Place remains open
  • Self-identified women-only space.
  • Limited number of people.
  • Pre-screening in place.
  • Please call 905-528-5100 ext. 1200 before sending women over. 
    • Monday - Sunday 9am to 8:30 pm 
  • Program updates posted at mission-services.com/covid-19-program-updates
St Patrick’s Rest and Hygiene Centre

St Patrick’s Catholic Church has opened their doors to people experiencing homelessness to rest and have a snack.

  • 10 people will be allowed in at once.
  • 7 days a week, 1 to 5 pm.
  • 440 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C6
    Phone: 905-522-9828
New Vision Rest and Hygiene Centre

New Vision United Church has opened their doors to people experiencing homelessness to rest and have a snack.

  • 10 people will be allowed in at once.
  • 7 days a week,  5 pm to 10 pm.
  • 24 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1H2
    Phone: 905-522-6843
Christ’s Church Cathedral Rest and Hygiene Centre

Christ’s Church Cathedral has opened their doors to people experiencing homelessness to rest and have a snack.

  • 10 people will be allowed in at once.
  • 7 days a week, 10 am to 12 noon.
  • 252 James St. N., Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
    Phone: 905-527-1316

Food Banks & Meal Programs

Many food banks are suspending, and others are altering services to provide hampers. The most up-to-date list of services and hours can be found at www.hamiltonfoodshare.org

Downtown


Salvation Army

80 Bay St. N., Hamilton ON L8R 3N3
Phone: 905-540-1888
By appointment only

Living Rock Ministries (For youth ages 13 - 25 only)

30 Wilson St., Hamilton ON L8R 1C5
Phone: 905-528-7625 ext. 259

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast - Monday to Friday 9 to 10 am,
  • Dinner - Monday to Friday 4 to 5 pm,
  • Groceries and Hygiene Products - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1 to 4 pm,
  • Washrooms available when open.
Good Shepherd Family Services

155 Cannon St. E., Hamilton ON L8L 0A2
Phone: 905-972-9485
By appointment only

Welcome Inn Community Centre

40 Wood St. E., Hamilton ON L8L 3Y3
Phone: 905-525-5824

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 am to 2 pm.
  • Food bank open only for non-binary, transgender, sex worker and homeless individuals - Tuesday 12 noon to 4 pm.
Mission Services of Hamilton

196 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton ON L8L 5V7
Phone: 905-528-4212

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am to 12 noon & 1 to 3 pm;
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon
De Mazenod Door Outreach

St. Patrick’s Church
440 King St. E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C6
Phone: 905-522 -9828

Hours of Operation:

  • Saturday through Thursady, 10 to 11 am (Breakfast) & 11 am to 1 pm (Lunch)
  • Friday (BBQ), 10 to 11 am (Breakfast), 1 to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

Hamilton Mountain


Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

28 Athens St., Hamilton ON L9C 3K9
Phone: 905-574-1334

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:30 am to 3:15pm;
  • Thursday, 12:30 to 7:15 pm

East Hamilton


Stoney Creek Food Bank 

*only serves residents of Stoney Creek
605 Highway #8, Stoney Creek ON L8G 5G2
Phone: 905-643-2090 

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 am to 1 pm
Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg

785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B5
Phone: 905-549-4884 ext. 416
By appointment only – please call to schedule an appointment:
Accepting phone calls Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Native Women’s Centre

1900 King St. E., Hamilton ON L8K 1W0
Phone: 905-664-1114
Existing clients only


Wesley Urban Ministries

52 Catharine St. N., Hamilton ON L8R 1J1
Phone: 905-528-5629
Take Out meals are available (while daily supplies last):

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm,
  • Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm,
  • Sunday 3 to 4 pm.
Good Shepherd Men’s Centre

135 Mary Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-528-9109
Take away meals:

  • Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 4:45 pm,
  • Saturday lunch, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

For the most up-to-date service information visit www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/emergency-shelter-hot-meals-trusteeship

Salvation Army Soup Van

*schedule subject to change
Various locations:

  • 94 York Blvd Lunches served 11:45 am to 12:30 pm in back parking lot

Soup Van stops evening schedule:

  • Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre, 8 to 8:45 pm,
  • Bayfront Park, 9 to 9:45 pm,
  • Barton Street, 10 to 10:45 pm
541 Barton Eatery and Exchange

541 Barton Street, Hamilton
Bagged lunches served Mondays to Saturdays, 11 am to 12 noon.

St. Matthews House Seniors Support Team

Delivering emergency food to vulnerable seniors that are 55+.
Please call between the hours of 9 am to 1 pm and speak with one of our seniors support staff at 905-523-5546 ext. 240

Keeping Six

Street outreach with harm reduction supplies and bagged lunches, downtown core.

  • Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 5 pm
  • Saturday 1 to 4 pm

Visit keepingsix.org/covid19 for updates

The King’s Way Outreach Centre

649 King St E, Hamilton
Phone: 905-296-9473
Take away groceries hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 11 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 to 3 pm 
Notre Dame House

14 Cannon Street West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-308-8090
Takeout meals 7 days a week for homeless youth ages 16 - 21

  • Lunch 11 am to 12:15pm,
  • Dinner 4 to 4:45 pm
CareMongering-HamOnt Online Facebook group

www.facebook.com/groups/Hamont.Response.COVID19

A group for sharing and organizing community resources in response to COVID-19. The goal of this group is to organize the local community on the grassroots level to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. It is also for the redistribution of resources in the case that stockpiling prevents people from accessing basics. You can also post requests for aid/support here. Please share any opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members!” 

Out of the Cold

Cancelled for remainder of this season

The general procedure at this time is to call/present to a shelter, who will then either admit, or refer to alternate accommodation if the shelter is full. People who have come from another shelter will be asked to return to the original one.

Men’s shelters:

  • Salvation Army Booth Centre - 94 York Blvd., 905-527-1444
  • Good Shepherd Men’s Centre -135 Mary St N., 905-528-9109
  • Mission Services – 325 James St. N., 905-528-7635

Families:

  • Good Shepherd Family Centre - 143 Wentworth South, 905-528-9442

Youth ages 16 to 21:

  • Notre Dame House - 14 Cannon Street West, 905-308-8090

Women’s shelters:

  • Good Shepherd Mary’s Place, 905-540-8000
  • Womankind (St. Joseph’s Healthcare), 905-545-9100
  • Mountain View Program, 905-318-2666
  • Native Women’s Shelter (children allowed), 905-664-1114

Women and Children experiencing abuse:

  • Good Shepherd Martha’s House, 905-523-8895
  • Mission Services Inasmuch House, 905-529-8600

Women’s overnight drop In (Emergency overflow shelter):

  • Carol Anne’s Place (YWCA) remains open during evening hours 10 pm to 8 am.
    Extended until May 25th at least. Phones are answered between 10 pm and 12 noon - limited capacity
    Phone: 905-517-9326
The VAN/Harm Reduction Program

Mobile Harm Reduction Service delivering safer drug use and safer sex supplies. Access by calling or texting 905-317-9966 (no voicemail).

Extended hours:

  • Monday to Sunday 7 to 11 pm,
  • Additionally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 am to 3 pm,
  • Thursday 11:30 am to 3 pm.
  • Does not operate on holidays.

The VAN will be at The Wesley Mondays at 3 pm to train people on naloxone and distribute naloxone and other harm reduction supplies.
Updated service schedule available at aidsnetwork.ca/the-van

Keeping Six

Street outreach with harm reduction supplies and bagged lunches, downtown core.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 5 pm
  • Saturday 1 to 4 pm;

Visit keepingsix.org/covid19 for updates

CTS site at Urban Core
  • Monday to Friday, 10 am to 11 pm;
  • Saturday and Sunday 4 to 11 pm
  • Physical distancing measures in place including limiting number of people allowed in CTS
  • Call 905-522-3233 for updates **Trying to confirm modified service schedule and policies as of April 1 2020**
Shelter Health Network Clinics

Generally continue to operate as per usual.
The most up-to-date list of clinic times, locations, and whether they are walk-in or by appointment, visit shelterhealthnetwork.ca

Sex Workers Action Program (SWAP) Hamilton

Providing limited outreach services to sex workers and providing some emergency funding to current sex workers

Grenfell Ministries Overdose Prevention Line

Call 1-888-853-8542 if you are about to use drugs and are located in Ontario. The operator will stay with you on the phone line while you use drugs, in the event that they receive no response after administration of narcotics the operator will call 911 and alert them to a possible overdose at the location you had given.

The Line runs 7 days a week:

  • Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until Midnight.
M.A.S.H. (Men’s Addiction Services Hamilton)

aka Men’s Detox
Call 905-527-9264
Continues to operate 24/7

Womankind

aka Women’s Detox 
Call 905-545-9100
Continues to operate 24/7

ADGS (Alcohol Drugs and Gambling Services) Hamilton

Phone services only, available by calling 905-546-3606
Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm.

RAAM (Rapid Access Addiction Service) Hamilton

All appointments via phone or video medicine.
Self-refer by calling 905-522-1155 ext. 35800
Scheduled appointments - Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Drop in phone appointments - Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12 noon