Good Shepherd Centre

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Contact Information
Office Phone 905-528-9109
Crisis Phone Martha House, Women's Crisis Line: 905-523-6277; 
Barrett Centre, 24/7 Mental Health issues, Crisis Line: 905-529-7878
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Primary Contact Kristene Viljasoo, Director of Women's Services; Phone: 905-523-8766; Email:
Alternate Contact Carmen Salciccioli, Director, The Good Shepherd Men's Centre; Phone: 905-528-9109; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Marilyn Markow, Manager of Volunteers; Phone: 905-528-6565 ext 3333; Fax: 905-528-6967; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) The Brothers of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God are dedicated to helping the poor, the disabled, the addicted, the homeless, the sick and the dying; young and old, male and female.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1961
Primary Executive Brother Richard MacPhee, Executive Director; Phone: 905-528-5877 ext 3320; Fax: 905-528-9968; Email:
Alternate Executive Kathrine Kalinowski, Assistant Executive Director of Programs; Phone: 905-528-5877
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Federal ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations
Service Information
Description (Service) Women's services 
Martha House:  
* secure 40-bed transition residence  
* dedicated to assisting women/children victims of domestic violence or abuse  
* including elder abuse 
Mary's Place: 
* 20-bed emergency shelter  
* women 18 years of age or older needing safety, support and emergency shelter 
Youth services 
Notre Dame House: 
* 21-bed emergency shelter  
* one-stop multi-agency resource centre for homeless teens 
Brennan House:  
* 14-bed co-ed residence  
offers homeless young people an alternative to life on the streets  
* licensed and monitored by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services 
Angela's Place: 
* 15 unit building  
* provides subsidized housing  
* programs for moms under 21 years of age  
* nutrition, infant bonding, advocacy 
Jeb's Place:  
* 10-bed co-ed residential program for youth ages 9-16 years in the care of a child welfare agency  
* provides guidance, life skills programming and case management 
Men's Shelter 
* charitable hostel  
* gives assistance to men without means  
* emergency overnight accommodation for up to 54 men * daily hot meal program for anyone in need  
* counselling  
* referrals to other community resources  
* trusteeship program for those seeking help with money management 
Food Bank and Warehouse 
* located at the Venture Centre  
* food bank provides emergency food parcels for families and individuals in need of assistance  
* clothing program provides clothing and small household items at no charge  
* by appointment 
Palliative care 
Emmanuel House: 
* palliative comfort and support to people in Hamilton/Halton/Niagara/Brant in the end stage of a terminal illness  
* committed to ensuring individuals access to comprehensive physical, emotional, spiritual support as desired  
* goal is to enhance the quality of life for the dying person and their loved ones 
Barrett Centre for Crisis Support: 
* short term (3-5 days) accommodation for those seeking crisis support with mental health issues  
* 24 hour crisis line offering support or referral  
Trusteeship Program 
* for those seeking help with money management  
* for ages 18 years and older 
* a Youth Trusteeship Program is also available at Notre Dame House 
* by appointment only 
For more information visit Inform Hamilton, Good Shepherd Centres
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:3 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region
Eligibility Varies with program
Application Varies with program - call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - will attempt to accommodate with other languages
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton
Mailing Address PO Box 1003 
Hamilton, ON L8N 3R1
Accessibility Unknown - varies by location
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Disaster Related Shelter Services ; Food Banks ; Homeless Shelter ~ Homeless Youth ; Homeless Shelter ~ Men ; Homeless Shelter ~ Women ; Palliative Care ; Residential Treatment Facilities ; Talklines/Warmlines ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Children ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Women ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Elder Abuse Victims ; Trust Administration