COVID-19: Program Updates - Mission Services of Hamilton : Mission Services of Hamilton

Last updated April 2, 2020

All non-essential programming has been suspended (including tax clinics and food demonstrations).

Volunteering: For full information on changes to our volunteer programming, click here.

The 196: Our youth program is cancelled until the schools reopen.

Willow’s Place: Willow’s Place will remain open with enhanced preventative measures.

Emergency Food: The Good Food Centre will continue as usual, with enhanced preventative measures. Please note that effective March 20, 2020, the East Hamilton Food Centre will be closed until further notice. Read our statement here.

If you are in need of immediate food access and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with someone with symptoms, please do not visit the Good Food Centre. Instead, please ask a friend or family member to do so for you. Please provide a letter of permission and your I.D.

Addiction Services: For full information on temporary changes to Suntrac, ASH, and ARHP, click here.

Men’s Shelter and Inasmuch House: Based on recommendations from physicians at the Shelter Health Network, external access to our Men’s Shelter and Inasmuch House is restricted with the exception of essential individuals (such as physicians). Social distancing practices are in place for meal times and sleeping arrangements.

People seeking assistance will not be turned away.

If you have specific questions about your program being affected, please contact the program directly.

  • Addiction Services: 905-528-0389
  • Good Food Centre: 905-528-4212 ext 1101
  • Inasmuch House 24-Hour Crisis Line: 905-529-8600
  • Men’s Shelter: 905-528-7635
  • Willow’s Place: 905-528-5100 ext 1200

Hamilton Public Health has stated that residents need to be mindful that the situation is rapidly evolving. People are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, only leaving for trips such as groceries or other essential supplies. When outside of the home, ensure you maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from others, wash hands frequently with soap and water, and cover cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue.

We will continue to refer to the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Hamilton Public Health for information.

Thank you for your patience. We will keep you updated on this evolving situation.