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Women’s Housing Services

We empower women.

Through an intersectional approach, we serve women, girls and their families through a continuum of critical programs and services that empower women. As an organization that is for, by, and about women, we work to end violence in all of its forms, against all women, provide housing solutions for women and families facing homelessness, and enhance women’s leadership opportunities.

YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program provides safe, affordable and temporary housing to over 100 single women each year at YWCA Hamilton’s MacNab Street location. Transitional living provides a home for up to eleven months for women at risk and struggling with the impact of poverty, homelessness and violence.

In addition to a 65 bed residence, this program offers residents with an opportunity access wrap-around services above and beyond affordable housing that include health and wellness opportunities, employability and life skills training and individualized case management, one-on-one support and client advocacy.

For more information contact a Women’s Advocate at (905) 522-9922 ext. 114

Phoenix Place serves as a safe haven for women and their children who are escaping domestic violence. This second-stage housing program at a confidential location impacts over 100 women and children each year through supportive housing, counseling and client advocacy.

Women and their families are able to reside at Phoenix Place for up to one year. In addition to second-stage housing, women and children residing at Phoenix Place receive individualized supports including counseling, advocacy, service and support navigation and safety planning. YWCA’s Phoenix Place offers refuge for women and their children and the time that they need to engage in self-care and to get back on their feet.

For more information contact a Transitional Housing Support Worker at (905) 527-2238.

Carole Anne’s Place offers a safe and warm place to rest for women during Hamilton’s coldest winter months. In partnership with St. Joseph’s Health Care – Womankind, and Mission Services – Willows Place and with funding support from Out of the Cold and the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Carole Anne’s Place will operate from December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

The need for shelter solutions like Carole Anne’s Place is urgent as emergency shelters and transitional housing programs for women in Hamilton continue to be full. In addition to serving as an out of the cold emergency shelter, Carol Anne’s Place provides access to withdrawal management services, meals, shelter placement assistance, and winter clothing to as many women as possible who would otherwise be outside during the coldest nights of the year.

For more information contact a Women’s Advocate at 905-522-9922 ext. 100

YWCA Hamilton is committed to community collaboration, partnership and works on an ongoing basis with Hamilton community and social service organizations. YWCA Hamilton continues to partner with the Shelter Health Network, a collaboration of health care professionals and social service organizations, to reach high-risk populations of people who do not have stable housing and who have complex health issues.

To help remove barriers to accessing health care, YWCA Hamilton provides a space at 75 MacNab Street at no cost to health care professionals and clients accessing services, to deliver health care clinics two days each week. The primary focus is on primary care, mental health and addictions treatment, along with chronic care and preventative health services. Our goal is to ensure that all individuals, with our without a place to call home, has access to quality health care within their community.

For more information contact Dr. Erica Roebbelen at eroebbelen@gmail.com

Hours of operation:

Day Open
Monday 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
Tuesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Dr. Erica Roebbelen
Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm – NP Naomi Thulien
Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Dr. Erica Roebbelen
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

In need of emergency shelter tonight? Contact:

Are you a woman or family fleeing domestic violence? Contact:

If you require an urgent safety plan, please call one of the following crisis lines:

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