Specialized Information and Referral

Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.

 

Services

A community based program for youth requiring support. It helps young people (12-24 years of age) navigate the service systems to connect them to resources in their community.

A toll-free number and website to connect with an information specialist who can answer questions about cancer and its impacts on life and health.

Asthma Canada offers programs and services for those with Asthma and their caregivers. They perform advocacy, education and research in to this disease.

There is information on the connections between asthma and allergies as well as with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. 

The ALS Society in the Ontario Region, particularly for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Halton offers supports for those with ALS and their caregivers, including support groups.

They also offer :

A housing program supporting individuals experiencing episodic or chronic homelessness in acquiring and maintaining safe, affordable and stable housing in Hamilton. Offers intensive case management, referrals, supports, and help obtaining government assistance.

The Provincial Youth Outreach Worker program (YOW) helps marginalized and at-risk youth and families better navigate and connect with services in their communities to improve youth outcomes. It is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

A program that is part of the City of Hamilton's Healthy Babies, Healthy Children programs offered by Wesley. Mobile staff conduct in-home visits to pregnant women and families with young children. They help to support breastfeeding, healthy eating, child development and parenting skills.

Supports Indigenous women in navigating through complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters.

An inter-professional approach to ensuring the healthy settlement of newcomer communities in Hamilton. Individuals may receive help with forms completion and accessing education, housing, or employment. Health promotion group and individual activities are also provided.

Program connects youth and their families to different services and programs within the city. Program assists youth with a wide range of needs such as: homework help, recreational programming, accessing a housing worker, after school programs, employment/volunteer help, accessing food banks.

Offers mental health support services including:

  • individual counselling
  • group counselling
  • bereavement groups
  • advocacy support
  • referral to community resources

All programs are confidential and free.

Works in conjunction with health and social service community partners, to identify seniors living in severe self-neglect, known as “Diogenes Syndrome”.

The community resource worker offers individual counselling and referral to community services. 

This is a joint partnership between the Hamilton Public Library and Wesley.

The single point of access in Hamilton for services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Programs include children's services, Developmental Services Ontario Hamilton-Niagara (DSO HNR), and Passport program.

The single point of access in Hamilton for services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Programs include children's services, Developmental Services Ontario Hamilton-Niagara (DSO HNR), and Passport program.

The single point of access in Hamilton for services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Programs include children's services, Developmental Services Ontario Hamilton-Niagara (DSO HNR), and Passport program.

This service/organization is experiencing a closure or cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus.  Visit the City of Hamilton Closures and Cancellations website for details and updates.

This service/organization is experiencing a closure or cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus.  Visit the City of Hamilton Closures and Cancellations website for details and updates.

This service/organization is experiencing a closure or cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus.  Visit the City of Hamilton Closures and Cancellations website for details and updates.

Offers culturally safe and centralized call centre to connect Indigenous residents in Hamilton to local and government resources available to them. 

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