Good Shepherd Centre

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Record #: OAK4364 Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone905-528-9109
Crisis PhoneMartha House, Women's Crisis Line: 905-523-6277; 
Barrett Centre, 24/7 Mental Health issues, Crisis Line: 905-529-7878
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary ContactKristene Viljasoo, Director of Women's Services; Phone: 905-523-8766; Email:
Alternate ContactCarmen Salciccioli, Director, The Good Shepherd Men's Centre; Phone: 905-528-9109; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorMarilyn Markow, Manager of Volunteers; Phone: 905-528-6565 ext 3333; Fax: 905-528-6967; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency)The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd 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
Primary ExecutiveBrother Richard MacPhee, Executive Director; Phone: 905-528-5877 ext 3320; Fax: 905-528-9968; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveKathrine Kalinowski, Assistant Executive Director of Programs; Phone: 905-528-5877
FundingCity / 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
* next to Men's Shelter in the "Warehouse" at 120 Cannon St East  
* 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  
For more information visit Inform Hamilton, Good Shepherd Centres
Areas ServedHalton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - will attempt to accommodate with other languages
Site Information
Located In CommunityHamilton
Mailing AddressPO Box 1003 
Hamilton, ON L8N 3R1
AccessibilityUnknown - varies by location
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesDisaster 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
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