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On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services

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) 
 
The treatment program is temporarily suspended until July 2020 as we are changing the model of delivery and a new curriculum. All other services are in operation - slight modifications for physical distancing and virtual support for aftercare.
Contact Information
Office Phone Withdrawal Management 905-545-9100; 
Treatment Inquiries 905-521-9591 ext 237; 
Treatment Intake 905 521-9591 ext 238; 
Taking Steps and Aftercare groups 905 521-9591 ext 240
Crisis Phone 905-545-9100
Fax Withdrawal Management 905-545-6385; 
Treatment 905-528-7255
Website www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services/addiction-services/womankind-addiction-service
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/stjosephshealthcarefoundation
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/STJOESHAMILTON
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/stjoesfoundation
Primary Contact Kari Whitelaw, Clinical Supervisor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 232; Email: kwhitela@stjoes.ca
Alternate Contact Pam Johnston, Manager, St Joseph Healthcare; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 231; Email: pjohnsto@stjoes.ca
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Holly Raymond, Director; Email: hraymond@stjoes.ca
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
The treatment program is temporarily suspended until July 2020 as we are changing the model of delivery and a new curriculum. All other services are in operation - slight modifications for physical distancing and virtual support for aftercare. 
 
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Offers a safe, caring atmosphere for women using substances, in crisis related to their substance use, at risk of relapsing, seeking treatment and housing options. 
 
* 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  
* individual counselling for assessment and referral  
* 5-week treatment program 
* family education group  
* Taking Steps (pre-treatment group) and Aftercare program weekly 
* Womankind is part of the women's shelter system in Hamilton 
 
Withdrawal Management: 
* a non-medical crisis centre for women who are intoxicated or withdrawing from alcohol or other substances  
* offers a safe, caring atmosphere in which women can withdraw from substances and be referred to services and addiction treatment as appropriate  
* referrals are accepted from the women directly and other community professionals 
 
Treatment: 
* five week treatment program includes eight residential beds and four day spots  
* Provincial assessment tool and phone assessments are required to determine admission 
* call 905-521-9591 ext 237 for further details 
 
Aftercare and Taking Steps: 
* call 905-521-9591 ext 240 for further details 
 
Addiction Supportive Housing Program:  
* to make a referral call 905-521-9591 ext 234 
 
The Red Book of Hamilton contains extensive information and listings for St. Joseph's Healthcare.
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 ~ Alcohol Use Disorder ~ Women ; Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Drug Use Disorders ~ Women ; Detoxification ~ Women ; Inpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities ~ Alcohol Use Disorder ~ Women ; Inpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities ~ Drug Use Disorders ~ Women ; Relapse Prevention Programs ~ Women

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