Services for Kids

Respite Services for Kids

Alternate Care - Planned and regular respite for a family with a son/daughter.  Your child stays in another family's home for a short-term arrangement - allowing opportunity for respite for your family.  

For more information about funding for Alternate Care, please contact Contact Hamilton at 905-570-8888 or visit

If you would like information about becoming an Alternate Care service provider, please contact Community Living Hamilton at 905-528-0281.


Charlton - Respite for a family with a child under the age of 18.  Your child stays in a group setting in a home-like enviroment  - allowing for growth of social skills, friendship/relationship building and community participation.

Charlton is open when school is closed i.e; Weekends year round, statutory holidays (except Family Day and Labour Day), March Break, Summer School Break and Christmas Break.

Charlton offers day visits (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), overnight weekend stays (Friday 6:00 p.m. to Sunday 5:00 p.m.) and week-long stays during July and August.

For more information about Charlton respite services, please contact Contact Hamilton at 905-570-8888 or visit


Children's Day Respite- Day Respite for Ages 6-18 on Saturdays and Sundays. Located in our renovated and fully accessible Leeming Site.

Days are filled with fun, meaningful and safe activities emphasizing recreation, crafts, community outings and relationship building.

Children and Youth who meet the eligibility criteria can be referred by Contact Hamilton,


This service is available through a fee for service arrangement at a rate of $50.00 per day. This is an excellent option for those families receiving SSAH funding who are hoping to expand the options available to their children.Hours of Operation

Saturday and Sunday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Children will bring their own lunches. Healthy snacks will be provided.

For more information related to Children's Day Respite, please call 905-528-0281.

Special Needs Resourcing - Child Care Supports for Kids 

Community Living Hamilton provides Special Needs Resourcing supports to assist licensed child care programs to include children with special needs.  Staff includes support facilitators and resource teachers who work directly with the child care centre to support the inclusion of your child in the classroom.  In addition to this support, staff also assist with information and referral as well as transition to school.

For more information related to child services, please call 905-528-0281.