Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Protecting children from neglect and abuse remains our top priority. Providing supports to families trying to meet the needs of their children, despite many personal and economic hardships, is an ongoing challenge for staff and volunteers. Meeting the many and varied needs of children in care is foremost in the minds of foster and adoptive parents. Many of our family services flourish because of the added contribution of caring volunteers.

News & Notices

Share your holiday cheer with a family in need!

Our Christmas Hamper program is up and running! Every year, we find out what items the families and youth in our care would like to receive for Christmas, and we match them with an individual or group from the community who puts together a personalized Christmas Hamper. Our clients enjoy the gifts they receive, and they also appreciate the love and compassion that goes into each Hamper. Please consider putting together a Hamper, or contributing toys and gift cards that can be included in a Hamper. Contact Lisa at 905-525-2012 x. 3256 or at lisa.hostein@nullhamiltonccas.on.ca.

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Foster Parent Recognition Dinner on Friday, October 20, 2017

It is our honour to recognize the inspiring contributions that our foster parents make to the welfare of children and youth in our community. At our annual recognition dinner on October 20, we will say thank you to all our foster parents, with a special acknowledgement of those who have reached a milestone in their years of service. And we will say goodbye to some of our retiring foster parents.  Foster parents know a lot about saying goodbye and how challenging it can be. However, foster mom Elizabeth Jackson reminds us that, "Our goal is the reunification of families whenever possible. ...

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Foster Families Appreciation Week, October 15-21

It's Foster Families Appreciation Week (October 15-21), and wow, do we ever appreciate our foster families! The consistent love and compassion that they bring to their work as foster families is truly inspiring. They embrace the unknown with faith and hope, and give children and families a chance to find happiness and fulfillment. CCASH is in urgent need of new foster families, and has recently broadened its eligibility criteria for foster parents. Fostering is the act of bringing a child into your family and providing them with life necessities as well as emotional support during a difficult and confusing time. There ...

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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Speak up for kids and help raise awareness about the importance of calling Children’s Aid if you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a child. Many people worry that their call to Children’s Aid will lead to splitting up a family, however, most of the time, that is not what happens. Last year, 98% of the children we served remained in their own homes. There are many types of child abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and exposure to domestic violence. Child neglect is also considered an equally serious child protection concern, and can be more damaging ...

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Kinship Week, September 25-29

It's Kinship Week, a time to celebrate kinship families and their positive impact on the welfare of children in our community. Thank you to the 133 kin homes that were associated with our agency in 2016-2017! You are making a real difference in the lives of the children you care for! Kinship families assume primary responsibility for raising and caring for a child that needs to leave its family for safety reasons, and can include relatives, community members, or other people who are already known to a child. Statistics show that outcomes for children living in kin families are stronger than for ...

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Welfare
Concerns?

Telephone:
(905) 525-2012
Emergency After Hours:
(905) 522-8053

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Upcoming Events & Info Nights

15Nov2017

Adoption Information Night

Do you want to be part of a child's story?

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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23Nov2017

28th Annual Serendipity Auction

Join us for a night of great food, fun and auction items, all with a Nutcracker theme!

From 6:00 pm

At Carmen's Banquet Centre

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Are the children and youth in your community safe?

During Child Abuse Prevention Month the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and its member agencies are urging you to reflect on your role in supporting the safety and well-being of children and youth in your community.