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

Offers a structured language program for teachers, tutors, parents, and home schoolers, to help promote literacy and learning.  This method of instruction combines techniques with teaching the structures of written English, sounds (phonemes), meaning units (prefixes, suffixes, roots), and common

Offers tutoring services for individuals with dyslexia, using a multi-sensory approach to help promote literacy and learning.

Office for the Dyslexia Resource Centre.

An organization offering information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families.  Provides assistance for individuals with dyslexia, to help them build literacy skills and gain confidence in their abilities.  Promotes awareness of dyslexia for professional educators, a

Provides information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families, along with educators and other professionals.  Aims to promote literacy through research, education, and advocacy.  Volunteer opportunities are also available.  Services include:

Office headquarters for the International Dyslexia Association Ontario.

A volunteer-run organization providing information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families, along with educators and other professionals.  Aims to promote literacy through research, education, and advocacy.  This organization is funded by membership fees, conference

Provides information, counselling, and programs on alcohol, drugs, and gambling.

Services include:

A multidisciplinary team offering care to individuals living with or at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C.  Provides support and comprehensive services to clients throughout the treatment process.  Operates as an outreach program, but will see clients in office by appointment.  The Shelter Health Net

Provides support for males and transitional male youth experiencing alcohol or drug addition.  Offers advocacy, counselling, education and life skills building activities in a substance free environment.  Programs include:

Community Living Hamilton Child Care Supports Location

Provides Special Needs Resourcing supports that help childcare programs include children with special needs.  Staff work directly with the childcare centre to support the inclusion of your child in the classroom.  Staff also assists with information and referral as well as the transition to schoo

This program helps people aged 16 and older with a developmental disability who are looking for adult developmental services in the following ways:

Offers supportive programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities, in particular women who are immigrant, newcomers, and refugees.

Contact Hamilton for Children's and Developmental Services Location.  

Provides assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to help them navigate the developmental services system in Ontario.  Case Management is a collaborative, client driven process for the provision of quality health and support services through effective and effi

Canadian Mental Health Association telephone and online services.  There is no physical location for this service.  Serving Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek.  

Canadian Mental Health Association Hamilton Office.  Serving Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek.  A non-profit community mental health agency which provides services to adults with serious mental illness.  Promotes mental health through outreach, social action, ad

A non-profit community mental health agency which provides services to adults with serious mental illness.  Promotes mental health through outreach, social action, advocacy, education and research.

Culturally safe and centralized call centre that connects Indigenous residents in Hamilton to local and government resources relevant to their identified needs.  Navigators will support families in completing applications and create warm transfers with service providers.  Types of supports includ

Adult Basic Education Association of Hamilton Office.  Central referral agency for adult education and upgrading.  Aims to improve the quality of life for the Hamilton community through the promotion and support of lifelong learning.  Offers free information and referrals to community programs.

Central referral agency for adult education and upgrading.  Aims to improve the quality of life for the Hamilton community through the promotion and support of lifelong learning.  Offers free information and referrals to community programs.

Provides counselling, education and harm reduction services to individuals who use drugs.  Offers practical support and community referrals.  Participates in community based initiatives, leads training for local service providers, and promotes harm reduction.  Harm Reduction Outreach builds capac

Administers a variety of immigration and citizenship related services through the Federal Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Services include:

A 6 to 8-week program to help newcomers improve their English and prepare for the workplace.  Services include:

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