Family Support Services

Welcome to our family support services page. Here, you will find information and links to various family services provided by the Provincial government.

Most Requested Family Support Services


  • What is Adoption? How do I adopt a Child? And what services and supports would be available to me through the ongoing adoption process?


Types of Adoption:


Foster Care


Child Welfare


Child Care

Disability Supports

Financial Assistance

Social Assistance


Family Responsibility Office (FRO)


Child & Spousal Support


Custody, Access & Restraining Orders

Youth Supports

  • The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton implements programs and activities which enhance the quality of life for children and youth in our community.
  • Kid’s Help Phone, is for Children and Youth, 18 and under, who need to talk to someone about their mental health.
    • Call 1-800668-6868 for 24/7 virtual, phone and text support


Youth Opportunity


Youth Justice

Reporting Violence or Human Trafficking

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Legal Advice and Services

  • Luke’s Place connects women to family law lawyers for free summary legal advice through their legal clinic.