Due to COVID-19 this service/organization is experiencing closures or cancellations.

The Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program for Boys and Girls has been suspended until further notice. The Grocer Ease Program remains open on a client by client basis. The following programs remain open for crisis counselling through telephone support:

  • Counselling and Assessment
  • Mental Health Youth Court Worker Support
  • Substance Abuse Counselling and Support

The Banyan Office at 688 Queensdale Avenue is closed to the public until further notice and non-essential visitors will not be allowed at the following Banyan facilities:

  • Arrell Youth Centre
  • Peninsula Youth Centre
  • George R. Force

Provides services and programs designed to help disadvantaged or at-risk members of the community learn new skills, attitudes, and behaviours.

Services Include:

Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program for Boys and Girls

Grocer Ease Program

Arrell Youth Centre

George R Force Group Home

688 Queensdale Ave E Suite 2B
Hamilton, ON
L8V 1M1
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 905-545-0133
Toll Free: 1-866-545-0133


Residential services are through court referral only; specific referral criteria required for other programs, contact Banyan


Contact for information




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Primary Contact Person

Kim Ciavarella, CEO

Areas Served

Central Ontario; Southwestern Ontario; Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit