A free, confidential and anonymous support program for families and friends of people whose lives have been affected by alcohol. Mondays 8 pm, Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St N. Waterdown

Alternatives for Youth (AY)

AY offers confidential counseling for youth ages 13-22 who are attending Waterdown District Secondary School and their families. There are a variety of services and support available for the youth and families who are experiencing difficulties related to substance use/abuse.
The AY program focuses on:

  • the prevention of substance abuse,

  • the reduction or elimination of problem substance abuse,

  • the provision of strategies to reduce the number and severity of relapses.

Services include – individual counseling, family support, group counseling speakers for drug/alcohol presentations * professional consultations *
Appointments for Flamborough office are made through main office in Hamilton call   905-527-4469.

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Child and Adolescent Services

Support to children and youth aged birth to their 18th birthday and their families who are presenting with social, emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and/or developmental concerns.

  • Services for children and youth with social, emotional, behavioural or psychiatric concerns are referred to as “children’s mental health services”.

  • Services for children and youth with developmental concerns are referred to as “children’s developmental services”.

  • Some children and youth require services from children’s mental health services and children’s developmental services because they have needs in both areas (often called “dual diagnosis”)

Call Contact Hamilton 905-570-8888


John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area

Family Support Program

Is your teen between the ages of 12-17?

Are you experiencing challenges and need support with:

  • Understanding Adolescent Development

  • Communication

  • Setting Limits & Boundaries

  • Parent-child confilct

  • Anger

  • Stress

For further information please contact
Margaret Fuca 905-522-4446 x 258 or