About CCASH

Our Mission:

Guided by Catholic values and teachings we serve children and youth within the Hamilton community by protecting their safety and well-being, strengthening their families and nurturing lifelong relationships.

Our Vision:

  • Safe and Thriving Children and Youth
  • Empowered Families
  • Stronger Communities

Our Guiding Beliefs:

WE BELIEVE:

  • In the sacredness of human life, and the dignity and worth of each individual.
  • Every child, youth and family is unique and has the ability to positively change.
  • An anti-oppressive practice which supports equity, inclusion, empowerment and social justice.
  • Children and youth should be cared for within their family and community, as long as it is safe to do so.
  • It is vital for children and youth to establish stable, dependable and lasting relationships.
  • Employees and resource families must be supported and prepared to carry out this challenging and important work.
  • The voices of children, youth and families must inspire and influence how we work and make decisions.
  • It takes a community to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth.
  • When families and children receive help early, children and youth are safer.
  • Our work is a vocation guided by Catholic values, teachings and traditions.