Good Shepherd

The Family Centre

143 Wentworth St. S.

Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z1


Email: FamilyCtr

The Family Centre offers temporary emergency accommodation and residential support to as many as 20 families who have become homeless. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Family Centre endeavours to help families identify their unique barriers to achieving safe, sustainable housing. Staff assists residents as they strive to develop effective short- and long-term strategies for re-establishing housing and re-integrating into the community.


The Family Centre offers families private, accessible accommodation in furnished, self- contained apartments (one, two, or three bedrooms). Each unit includes separate washroom, kitchen and living/dining areas. The Centre also offers:

-    Shared meeting and recreational spaces

-    Laundry facilities

-    Emergency food, clothing and personal items

-    Telephone access


Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter

Abuse Shelter

Hamilton, ON

24 Hour crisis Line 905-523-6277

Martha House is a secure, emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse


Inasmuch House

Abuse Shelter

24 Hour Crisis line 905-529-8600

TTY Phone Line 905-529-8029

 Regular Phone 905-529-8149

-    Safe, temporary accommodations and services to women, youth and children.

-    Positive, healing environment in which each individual, regardless of ability, age, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, financial or educational status, will have the opportunity to realize their potential, rights and resources available.

-    Counselling

-    Children’s programs

-    After care support programs



Booth Centre Single Men’s Hostel

94 York Blvd.

Hamilton, ONL8R 1R6


Emergency shelter for men.  Provides a brown bag lunch.


Good Shepherd Center

Men’s Shelter

135 Mary St.

Hamilton, ON L8N 3R1


-    Emergency overnight accommodation for up to 60 men which includes meals and laundry services.  

-    Case management and referrals to appropriate community resources 

-    A hot meal program for anyone in need

-    (Mon - Sat, 3:30 – 4:45 pm) 

-    A trusteeship program for clients who need help managing their finances (i.e.: budgeting; payment of rent, utilities, and debts) which helps them stay housed


Mission Services

Men's Residence

325 James St. N

Hamilton, ON L8L 1H3


A 24 hour emergency crisis shelter for 58 men. Professional staff provides the support and services needed daily by the homeless, including: warm meals, clothing, counselling, a safe place to sleep, and referrals for housing, health care, and other essential community services.



Good Shepherd Women’s Services

30 Pearl St.

Hamilton, ON L8R 2Y8

Mary's Place is a secure, emergency shelter for women in need of shelter/support



Native Women's Centre

1900 King St. East  

Hamilton, ON L8K 1W0


Provides safe emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation, with or without children, who are experiencing a crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.




Notre Dame House

14 Cannon St. W

Hamilton, ON L8R 2B3


Saturday & Sunday Brunch

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Notre Dame House provides emergency shelter and a one-stop, multi-agency resource centre for homeless teens * Case workers are available 24 hours a day to help troubled teens get off the streets and get their lives back on track

Notre Dame House (cont’d)

Services include: 

-    A 20 bed emergency shelter

-    A multi-agency resource centre

-    A nourishing meal program

-    Free laundry facilities

-    Mental health liaison clinician

-    Addictions Counsellor

-    Outreach support for teen parents

-    Individual advocacy with getting back into school; finding a job; applying for Ontario Works

-    Housing assistance

-    Counselling for personal/legal issues

-    Trusteeship program

-    Assistance with medical/mental health issues

-    Free laundry facilities

-    For all youth ages 16 – 21