St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Site: Hamilton - Whitney Ave

Service: Womankind Addiction Service

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
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Primary Contact Kari Whitelaw, Clinical Supervisor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 232; Email:
Alternate Contact Laurel Whalen-Curran, Senior Addiction Counsellor; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 238; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Kari Whitelaw
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Deborah McGrath, Acting Manager; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 231 * 905-522-1155 ext 35154; Email:
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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 
* five week treatment program includes eight residential beds and four day spots  
* ADAT or GAIN 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
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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