Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.
A program for individuals who want to learn more about developing tools to have a positive relationship with their landlord. The course can be delivered as either one 3-hour session, or six 1-hour sessions. After completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion recognized by landlords that they can use as a reference for new rentals.
A supervised space for children to spend time before school, includes a hot breakfast. Assistance with homework is also available. Program runs from 7:45am to 8:45am, parents and families are welcome.
Provides learning opportunities that help participants develop skill and confidence in the kitchen, and learn about choice and preparation of diabetes friendly food. Topics include: food safety education, cooking more to limit processed food and restaurant use, make healthy choices taste great, cooking techniques, healthy alternatives, vegetarian protein options and money saving tips. Sessions run one Friday per month, for three Months: September - November, January - March, April – June.
A stay-in-school program designed to reduce poverty and its effects by lowering the dropout rate among high school students, from economically disadvantaged communities, and increase their participation in post-secondary programs.
Four Core Elements of Support:
Emergency food bank providing three-day supply of food and personal hygiene products. Can be accessed once per household every 30 days.
Offers one-on-one education and advice about effective diabetes management.
- diet and nutrition
- medications and medical history
- measuring health indicators such as weight and blood pressure
- assessing current usage of blood glucose monitors
Offers a variety of mental health related services to support mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
- Social Work Counselling - available to help with issues such as grief, couple counselling, and self-esteem
- Group Programs - including meditation, art therapy, and support groups
- Client Advocacy - to assist with navigating Hamilton social services and healthcare system
- Cultural Interpretation Services
Offers primary health care services to people living in Hamilton who face barriers to traditional health programs. Doctors and nurses assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries.
- family physicians and physician assistants
- nurse practitioners and registered nurses
- pharmacist consultants
- respiratory educators
Offers legal support and forms assistance to help transgender individuals through the process of legally changing their name and sex designation on Ontario and Canada government IDs, birth certificates, and other records.