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St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Site: Hamilton - Whitney Ave

Service: Womankind Addiction Service

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
No drop in groups happening at this time
Contact Information
Office Phone Withdrawal Management 905-545-9100; 
Treatment Inquiries 905-521-9591 ext 237; 
Treatment Intake 905-521-9591 ext 234; 
Aftercare groups 905 521-9591 ext 240
Crisis Phone 905-545-9100
Fax Withdrawal Management 905-545-6385; 
Treatment 905-528-7255
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Primary Contact Kari Whitelaw, Clinical Supervisor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 232; Email:
Alternate Contact Pam Johnston, Manager, St Joseph Healthcare; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 231; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Holly Raymond, Director; Email:
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
No drop in groups happening at this time 
26 bed facility in West Hamilton, operating as an offsite department of St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton 
* admissions are voluntary  
* referrals made locally, regionally, provincially 
* direct primary care support is provided for those who do not have a physician  
* direct hospital support provided for medical and psychiatric emergencies as the service is non-medical  
* safe supportive environment  
* telephone support available 24/7 
* information and education sessions related to addiction  
* day and in-house treatment program 
* Aftercare program weekly - face to face or telephone support 
* Emergency shelter beds for women in need of shelter 
The program has been developed using key expertise from: 
* female clients 
* community partners  
* team members 
* evidence-informed literature 
Withdrawal Management: 
* provides a safe, supportive environment for women to withdraw from substance use  
* non-medical setting with medical supports and partnerships 
* psycho-educational and peer-led groups 
* Day or Inhouse provides therapuetic, holistic and educational programming in an evidence-informed six week treatment model  
* Provincial assessment tool and phone assessments are required to determine admission 
* Programming includes individual and group counseling  
* call 905-521-9591 ext 240 for further details 
Addiction Supportive Housing Program:  
* to make a referral call 905-521-9591 ext 234
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Under 16 requires consent for withdrawal management * shelter bed access must be 18 and older * treatment program 18 and over
Application Referral by self and others
Languages English ; French - some French
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Offsite from hospital
Located In Community Hamilton
Address & Map
431 Whitney Ave
Hamilton, ON L8S 2H6
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Intersection Whitney Ave and Main St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Addiction Treatment
Service Categories Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Women ; Detoxification ~ Women ; Inpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities ~ Women ; Relapse Prevention Programs ~ Women

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