Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
The Counselling Centre, Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

An early intervention program that provides group supports for children who have witnessed woman abuse, by offering opportunities to share their feelings regarding the abuse and violence they have witnessed, in a creative and supportive environment.

Kids Groups programs involve safety planning, abuse prevention, building self-esteem, anger management, conflict resolution, and dating violence support

Mother's Groups programs involve definind and understanding abuse, discussions about the impact of children witnessing abuse, parenting skills, safety planning, and custody access issues

460 Main St E Unit 404
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1K4
Hours: Mon, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm *Walk-in Tue-Thu 12 noon-6:30 pm
Meetings: Group is ongoing * call for further information on dates, times and locations of meetings
Phone: 905-527-3823


Children ages 18 and younger who have witnessed abuse in their homes and mothers ages 16 and older whose children have witnessed abuse.


Contact for information




Fully Accessible - Accessible entrance


English; French - Services are available in French, please contact for more information; Interpretive Services; Farsi (Persian)

Primary Contact Person

Natalie LaFleur, Team Leader

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit;Registered Charity