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Support During COVID-19

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming, stressful and cause strong emotions. You don’t have to cope with those stressors alone.

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Emergency Financial Support Learn More

What is a financial emergency?

  • No money for food, rent or utilities
  • Pending eviction from your place of residence
  • Negative circumstances outside of your control

Visit the website linked or contact

Hamilton Food Share More Info

Hamilton Food Share is an emergency food bank hub that supplies healthy food to 12 food banks and hot meal programs across Hamilton. Food banks have changed their service models to ensure proper social distancing measures are in place and will be providing prepackaged meals or food hampers.

Emergency Dental Services in Ontario More Info

Dental practices that currently meet COVID-19 safety standards, including access to and ability to safely use N95 masks, gloves, eye protection, face shields and protective gowns.

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support More Info

Provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.

Text4Hope More Info

Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Calm App More Info

Countless meditation resources and links to daily ten-minute meditation live streams.

McMaster Student Navigators More Info

Navigators are available to ‘meet’ via zoom or WebEx with students from any faculty to help students who might be feeling lonely or isolated. They are best suited to try to help students problem solve and connect with the right resources, they are also an empathetic ear with some shared experiences so they might be really helpful to folks during this time.

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic - FAQs Learn More

This site is designed to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time. 

Hamilton Community Organizations in Support of International Students and New Immigrants Learn More

If you are in any kind of distress/need due to COVID, please contact one of the following.

Difference between Quarantine & Isolation Learn More

Get to know the difference between quartine (self-isolate) & isolate. More information about how you can prevent the spread of COVID 19 through social (physical) distancing, hand washing, cleaning and more.

Mental Health Community Resources Learn More

Service updates and how to access various support services in Hamilton during COVID-19.

Additional Links More Info

Links and resources including testing centres, health information, assistance programs and international help.