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.



Community-based programs geared towards developing children’s interests and providing new creative and educational opportunities. Supported by Kiwanis Homes. 

A collaboration between Mission Services of Hamilton and Mohawk College to create positive attitudes about education among students in grades 6-9 who are experiencing poverty to pursue a post-secondary education after completing high school.

Activities include:

Serving children form  St. Lawrence and Bennetto Elementary Schools, children work on their literacy, numeracy, and social skills with mentors from McMaster University. Programs include school pickup, a healthy snack, and access to a lending library, computers, games, and sports equipment. 

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 centre for youth 8-19 years old, providing a welcoming space for learning, growing, building relationships, having fun, and offering support to experience fulfilling routes through life.

Provides a welcoming space for youth in Dundas for learning, growing, building relationships, having fun, and offering support to experience fulfilling routes through life.

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:

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

Outreach worker offering information and referral services. Additional services are offered on a case by case basis including assistance with forms, housing, and employment.

A safe space for women, with volunteers and staff on site for conversation, offering:

  • coffee and snacks
  • washrooms
  • hygiene products, make up, condoms
  • a place to nap
  • community support referrals

A centre for at-risk youth residing within the community who are between 16 and 21 years of age, providing access to a number of support services and programs to assist them in remaining housed, diverting them from homelessness and street involvement.

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

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

A program that focuses on leadership, health and diabetes, physical activities, and cultural components, available for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Meals are provided to all attendees. 

Provides free snacks and light meals to youth ages 13 to 25. Offers safe drop-in access to wi-fi, showers, clothing, hygiene products, laundry facilities, weekend food bank, emotional support, and referrals to shelters and other community resources.

Drop-in centre for local youth. Offers a number of safe, educational, and fun programs. Activities include digital literacy, arts, nutrition, and gender-inclusive programming.

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