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Womankind Addiction Service

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Record #: OAK4142 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2014
Record Details
Legal NameSt. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
Former NameHamilton Womens Detox Centre; Mary Ellis House
Contact Numbers
Office PhoneWithdrawal Management 905-545-9100; 
Treatment 905-521-9591 ext 237; 
Intake and Family group 905 521-9591 Ext 238
Crisis Phone905-545-9100
FaxWithdrawal Management 905-545-6385; 
Treatment 905-528-7255
Contact Information
Address & Map
431 Whitney Ave
Hamilton, ON L8S 2H6
 
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Located In CommunityHamilton
Nearest Main IntersectionWhitney Ave and Main St W
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Websitewww.stjosham.on.ca/default.asp?action=article&ID=631
Primary ContactKari Whitelaw, Clinical Supervisor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 232; Email: kwhitela@stjoes.ca
Alternate ContactLaurel Whalen-Curran, Senior Addiction Counsellor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 238; Email: lwhalen@stjoes.ca
Coordinator of VolunteersKari Whitelaw
Primary ExecutiveDebbie Bang, Integrated Manager; Phone: 905-521-0591 ext 231; Email: dbang@stjoes.ca
Service Details
Areas ServedHalton Region ; Hamilton (City of)
DescriptionWomankind is a program created by the amalgamation of Hamilton Women's Detox Centre and Mary Ellis House.  
 
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 
 
Family Education/Support group:  
* call 905-521-9591 ext 238 for further details 
* five week treatment program includes eight residential beds and four day spots  
* standardized tools and phone assessments are required to determine admission 
 
Aftercare and Taking Steps (contemplation/pre-treatment group): 
* call 905-521-9591 ext 240 for further details 
 
Addiction Supportive Housing Program:  
* to make a referral call 905-521-9591 ext 234 
 
HoursMon-Sun 24 hours
EligibilityAges: 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
Applicationreferral by self and others
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; Some French
FundingProvincial
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Indexing
Service CategoriesAlcohol Detoxification ~ Women ; Alcoholism Day Treatment ; Drug Day Treatment ; Drug Detoxification ~ Women