Hamilton Mental Health Outreach
Hamilton Mental Health Outreach provides a supportive and nurturing environment for persons with challenging mental illness. Our professional staff offer help to those we serve to meet their own goals for a satisfying life in our community.
Our services include Intensive Case Management, Medication Management, an On-Site Psychiatrist, Leisure and Recreation Groups, and Education and Support Groups.
Our primary agency services are intensive case management for clients with severe and persistent mental illness and recreation and leisure based on the principles of psycho-social rehabilitation.
Funding for HMHO is from the HNHB Local Health Integration Network. We are a registered charitable organization and donations for special projects are welcome!
Our organization was created to provide support for individuals discharged from psychiatric hospital beds to the community. The first Annual General Meeting was held in March 1988 under the legal name of Hamilton Community Support Association.
For most of its history, the agency was known as Wellington Psychiatric Outreach Program and was located on Wellington and King William Streets in Hamilton. In 2014, the informal name was changed to Hamilton Mental Health Outreach (HMHO). This name better reflects a contemporary commitment to outreach and recovery. In 2016, the office moved to 987 King Street East, Hamilton.
Partners Referral Network for Intensive Case Management
All referrals for Intensive Case Management are through IntAc: (905) 528-0683
Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch
131 John Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2C3
Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia
20 Hughson Street South, Suite 405, Hamilton, ON, L8A 2N1
Mental Health and Street Outreach Program, Public Health Services, City of Hamilton
250 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1H6
All of our clinical staff are registered with their respective professional colleges.
Psychiatrist (select days only)
Executive Director: Martin Farrugia, BA, BSW, MA, RSW
We are members of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario. View our certificate here.