138 Herkimer Street – Hamilton ON L8P 2H1
Telephone: 905.522.7336 Fax: 905.522.6064
Major Shirley King, Director
The Salvation Army Grace Haven was founded in 1896 to serve young women and their children.
There are two major program streams for females between the ages of 13 and 21:
- The residential program has a 12 bed capacity and provides prenatal and postnatal care, prenatal classes by a public health nurse, access to a public health clinic, high school education offered onsite by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, life skills, preparation for independent living, counselling, parenting education, infant play, recreation, Healthy Babies/Healthy Children lay home visiting, and respite care available to female non-pregnant teens when referred by selected agencies.
- The community program is accessed on a weekly basis and offers high school credits offered on-site by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, access to public health clinic and prenatal classes (day and evening), life skills, counselling, “Nobody’s Perfect” parenting program, breastfeeding peer support, twenty-four hour telephone support line, Healthy Babies/Healthy Children lay home visiting, New Choices Program for substance using pregnant and parenting teens/women offered onsite, and Chaplaincy services. Lunch is provided at no cost.