Drop In Centres

Programs that provide an alternative, non-residential environment that people with any of a variety of issues can visit on an informal basis to find mutual support and access to social and recreational activities. People can drop by whenever they like without the need to make an appointment and have the option of participating in whatever activities are currently underway.



A youth program for students in grades six to eight. Offers a variety of activities such as:

  • snacks and meals
  • homework club
  • recreational and social activities

Offers after school activities for students attending Bennetto Elementary School or St. Lawrence Elementary School. 

Programs include:

Offers a place to eat, drink, and rest.

  • restroom access
  • hygiene supplies
  • free clothing including socks and underwear
  • harm reduction supplies
  • referrals to social supports and housing

A drop-in and counselling program providing intervention, education, and prevention for marginalized youth and youth at risk. Programs include structured skill-building and casual drop-in. Programs are informed by a Christian faith perspective.

A non-profit drop-in centre for youth ages 8 to 19.

A non-profit drop-in centre for youth ages 8 to 19, located in Dundas.

Free drop-in centre for youth in Hamilton. Offers a variety of themed activities and social events as well as:

  • access to showers
  • laundry facilities
  • computers and wifi
  • housing search assistance
  • community referrals

The Notre Dame Community Resource Centre, is a multi-agency resource centre for at-risk youth residing within the community who are between 16 and 21 years of age.

Welcoming, safe, and engaging programming for teens. Programs include:

  • Employment and educational supports
  • Social and recreational opportunities
  • Focus on health, nutrition and wellness

Program provides a casual space for seniors to gather and socialize with an emphasis on low-income seniors who are vulnerable, potentially isolated or are living in at-risk conditions.

The Right to Play program at the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre seeks to improve youth life skills, leadership opportunities, healthy living, and community engagement through sport, recreation, and cultural activities.

Public drop-in centre for local youth. Offers a number of free programs and services:
Tech Centre - Provides public free high speed Internet access for use as a resource for job searches or to enhance digital literacy. There are also scanners and a laser printer. 

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