Local resources. Inspiring stories. Practical advice.
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Jamie McCarthy is a rehabilitation counsellor with an educational background in clinical behavioural sciences. For over 30 years she has worked with patients suffering from developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, alcohol and drug addiction, chronic pain, and mood disorders. Jamie continues to work in mental health as a private clinician for individuals with mental health concerns and chronic illnesses.
Our passion spans beyond real estate, into the Hamilton community, it’s people, and their stories. We work to build relationships that support our city’s collective ambition, creating positive change that stretches throughout the region. We believe in a stronger Hamilton — an Ambitious City — that offers opportunities to foster success from a place of compassion and inclusion.
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As a psychotherapist, I aim to build genuine connections with clients, while creating a safe and accepting space for them to share, reflect and grow. I work with children, adults, couples and families and welcome people of all backgrounds and identities to connect with me.
Energy Tap Counselling
and Consultation Services
If you are experiencing a turning point in your life, we can help you navigate it. There is wisdom within you that can offer you the support you seek. Together, we will find your inner wisdom through empathy, curiosity and connection. We will embark on a journey inward to find what you are looking for outside of yourself.
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Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Hamilton, Ontario area geared at helping people who are facing adversity.
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Blood donors: helping others
Ten years ago, cancer almost killed me. Blood donors saved my life. And for that, I just wanted to say thanks.
Gratitude. What’s so special about it, and how can we cultivate more of it in our lives to help us through tough times?
Life is awesome. Life is awful.
Sometimes life is an ice cream sundae smothered in chocolate. Other times it’s a flurry of kung-fu kicks to the gut.
When my sister Meghan got stuck in the mud, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of letting go.
Community resources in the Hamilton, Ontario area
One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.
Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Hamilton area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.
Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Hamilton
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
(Hamilton 24-hour crisis line)
Therapists, counsellors & psychologists in Hamilton
Grief counselling in Hamilton
Depression counselling in Hamilton
Anxiety counselling in Hamilton
Quite a Stretch Yoga & Zumba (trauma sensitive yoga)
(offers classes for people with PTSD, people dealing with cronic illness, caregivers facing compassion fatigue, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, and more)
Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
Canadian Cancer Society – Hamilton Brant-Norfolk Community Office
Accessible transportation services
Families and individuals
SACHA Sexual Assault Centre
Sexual assault 24-hour support line: 905-525-4162
Hamilton Interval House
(women’s shelter & services)
24-hour support line: 905-387-8881
Native Women’s Centre
(emergency shelter for women)
Good Shepherd Centre
(emergency food and clothing; emergency shelters; homelessness programs; and more)
St. Matthew’s House
(emergency food, housing support, senior services, mental health outreach and more)
The King’s Way Outreach Centre
(emergency food and clothing)
Hamilton Food Share
(food recovery program for people in need)
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton
Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services
Employment and financial
Credit Counselling Society
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
(free employment counselling services)
Immigrants Working Centre
Settlement Services – Hamilton
(directory of local programs and services)
Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Volunteer opportunities – City of Hamilton
Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
Blood donor clinics
(for nearby clinics, search “Hamilton”)
Big Brothers Big Sisters