The following resource list includes free, low barrier supports for women & their families in the Hamilton area and beyond.

Emergency Services


Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1 - 833 - 456-4566 or text: 45645 (24/7)

Crisis Outreach & Support Team  (COAST): 905-972-8338

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support: 905-529-7878 or toll-free 1-844-777-3571 (24/7)

Women's Services Crisis: 905-523-6277

Mental Health Crisis: 905-529-7878

Sexual Assault Centre (SACHA): 905- 525-4162 (24/7)

Assaulted Women's Health Line: 1-866-863-0511 (24/7)

Maternal Mental Health

Women's Health Concerns Clinic

St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton ON

*perinatal mental health programs covered by OHIP

905-522-1155 ext. 33605

Crowne Point Midwives Perinatal Support

* perinatal groups available, open to non-clients, Hamilton area

(905) 547 2302

The Maternity Centre of Hamilton

*clinic focused on providing care to women, their babies and their families

(905) 528-5553

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

*international helpline for moms & dads; texting support, resources, groups

Helpline: 1-800-944-4773

Postpartum Progress

*community of support for perinatal women & families

Baby's Breathe Canada

*resources, counselling for infant loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network (PAIL)

Birthright Pregnancy Care Centre

*interdenominational support for women related to unplanned pregnancies


Atwell Centre

*nondenominational support clinic for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies

*onsite pregnancy testing, pregnancy confirmation through ultrasound

* STI testing

*8 week post-abortion support program

*pregnancy & beyond program including parenting support

*male mentoring support

*adoption support: information, advocacy and ongoing support for both birth parents

*Baby Boutique (supplies for parents)

*Baby Box Program, Maternity clothes (resources for setting up for baby)

Text: (905) 902-6082 or Call: (905) 393-8525

(905) 393-8525

Hamilton Women's Abortion Clinic and Reproductive Health Services

905 540-1900

Online Booking:

Women's Wellness

Women's Wellness Group  

Interval House of Hamilton
Women's Centre of Hamilton

*confidential support group, information and education related to domestic abuse

905-522-0127 ext. 210 for counselling appointments




Good Beginnings is a volunteer assistance program available for mothers in Hamilton and the surrounding area with infants younger than 6 months of age. The program provides free in-home support for mothers to cope with challenges of having a new baby,  and/or for women who are at risk of Postpartum Depression. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained volunteer who can effectively support mothers for the first 6 months postpartum.

If you know a mother who might benefit from the Good Beginnings program, please contact Liliana Figueredo at 905-522-9922 ext. 310 or

Community Support Services for Women & Children (Hamilton area)


City of Hamilton

Good Shepherd

*Emergency food, clothing, health clinic, counselling (Hamilton area)


Mindful Meditation for Teachers

Calm for Schools

Article about Teacher Stress

Self-Care for Teachers & Compassion Fatigue

Women's Wellness Apps:

ThinkUp  (positive affirmations)

Calm (relaxation and meditation)

CBTdiary (practice cbt skills, thought records)

Headspace (meditation)

Insight Timer  (meditation with search feature)

Peanut (building community & social connections)

Expectful (tracking pregnancy)

Clue (period & health tracker)


Stop, Breathe & Think