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The following 24-hour services can help children, youth and families in times of immediate need:

Call 911

Call 911 in any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.

Suicide Crisis Line

A 24-hour crisis line.
905-522-1477 – hopesalive.ca

Kids Help Phone

Phone and web counselling for youth under age 20. Free, always open, anonymous and confidential.
1-800-668-6868 – kidshelpphone.ca

COAST Hamilton

Phone and in-person crisis support.
905-972-8338 – coasthamilton.ca


A 24-hour support line for survivors of sexual assault age 16+.
905-525-4162 – sacha.ca

LGBTQ Hotline

Ontario wide peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth in Ontario.
1-800-268-9688 – youthline.ca


TipOff is a service at HWDSB that strives to make schools safer through an anonymous reporting service.  Report bullying, crime, or violence by texting or calling 905-963-0066 or via the FREE Android or iOS app. TipOff Brochure.


The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Hamilton is a not-for-profit agency that, by law, is required to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect.  Concerned about a child?

905-522-1121 or 905-522-8053 for after hours –hamiltoncas.com

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

CCASH serves children and youth within the Hamilton community by protecting their safety and well-being, strengthening their families and nurturing lifelong relationships. 905-525-2012.  Emergency After Hours 905-522-8053 – hamiltonccas.on.ca