Alternatives for Youth (AY)

A variety of services are available for youth who are experiencing difficulties related to substance use/abuse and support for families or caregivers. On-site treatment and family support is provided at a number of secondary schools within the Hamilton Wentworth Disctrict School Board and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Nalozone distribution to youth up to the age of 25 available Mondays 3 pm-4 pm and by appointment.

38 James St S 2nd Fl
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4W6
Hours: Mon 8:30 am-5 pm * Tue, Wed 8:30 am-8 pm * Thu, Fri 8:30 am- 5 pm * Intake Worker: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Phone: 905-527-4469


Age 12 years to 25 years; Youth and young adults


You can refer people to AY through the online referral form available here An intake worker is available Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm to provide information, consultation and to schedule an appointment.




Fully Accessible



Primary Contact Person

Janet Ayers, Finance Manager

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of);

Agency Type

Non Profit