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A non-profit bilingual community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing 'traditional' poverty law services including legal advice and referrals and legal representation, the clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.

Legal Services provided include but are not limited to:

Offers legal advocacy support, information and referrals to women who have experienced violence or abuse.  Provides support with navigating legal systems when leaving an abusive relationship, including family, criminal, immigration, and child welfare issues.  Accompaniment to court is available.  Collect calls accepted.

Provides free legal services to people living with mental health and substance use concerns which cause barriers to accessing traditional legal services. These free legal clinics are offered throughout the Hamilton community. Times and locations can be seen on the online calendar.

Provides support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  Free emergency transportation is offered by taxi to Interval House. 

Services include:

  • emergency shelter
  • housing support
  • individual and group counselling
  • employment assistance
  • transitional outreach
  • legal advocacy

Sign-up and drop-in groups also available.

Provides a place of sanctuary, safety and support for women (and their children) with a variety of programs.

Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

  • Early intervention group supports for children who have witness women abuse.
  • Participants share feelings about the abuse and violence they have witnessed

Family Court Support Worker Program

CCAS provides adoption and fostering education programs, home studies, adoption placement of children, post-placement counselling and support, and fulfillment of legal requirements to finalize placement of children for adoption.

This organization facilitates kinship adoption in which children needing out-of-home placements are paired with family members or other individuals known to the child/family.

Offers legal services, education, and system navigation to the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit community in Hamilton. This is a francophone project that has an accompanying English component.

Services include:

  • Training for community groups, service providers, and legal workers
  • Public legal education that is culturally sensitive and delivered with accessibility in mind
  • Legal support and services for disadvantaged queer clients

A drop-in service that provides legal and non-legal information, regarding family law issues, such as separation and divorce.

Services include:

  • guides and procedures
  • information and referral services
  • court-connected mediation services
  • an advice lawyer