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St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Site: Hamilton - Whitney Ave

Service: Womankind Addiction Service

Record #: OAK4142
Last Full Update: 05 May 2023

Memos and Bulletins

Public Comments

Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
No drop in groups happening at this time

Contact Information

Office Phone Withdrawal Management 905-545-9100; 
Treatment Inquiries 905-521-9591 ext 237; 
Treatment Intake 905-521-9591 ext 234; 
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 Pam Johnston, Manager, St Joseph Healthcare; Phone: 905-521-9591 ext 231; Email:

Agency Information

Funding Provincial

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
No drop in groups happening at this time 
26 bed facility in West Hamilton, operating as an offsite department of St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

  • 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
  • day and in-house treatment program
  • Aftercare program weekly - face to face or telephone support
  • Emergency shelter beds for women in need of shelter 

The program has been developed using key expertise from:

  • female clients
  • community partners
  • team members
  • evidence-informed literature 

Withdrawal Management:

  • provides a safe, supportive environment for women to withdraw from substance use
  • non-medical setting with medical supports and partnerships
  • psycho-educational and peer-led groups 


  • Day or Inhouse provides therapuetic, holistic and educational programming in an evidence-informed six week treatment model
  • Provincial assessment tool and phone assessments are required to determine admission
  • Programming includes individual and group counseling  


  • call 905-521-9591 ext 240 for further details 

Addiction Supportive Housing Program: 

  • to make a referral call 905-521-9591 ext 234

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

Referral by self and others

Languages English ; French - some French
Fees None

Site Information

Site Location Offsite from hospital
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

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