Niagara Resources

Niagara Reproductive Justice has compiled a list of free and low-cost reproductive and sexual health resources in the Niagara Region. This list also includes some resources in the GTA/Hamilton Area as folks are often referred to these areas to access abortion. Click on the headings to see resources related to that topic. If you know of a resource that needs to be added, or see one that needs to be taken off the list or edited, please let us know by emailing us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.

Report Anti-Abortion Activity and Organizations

If you wish to report anti-choice activity in the Niagara Region, please use this form.

Please be aware that there are a number of anti-abortion agencies in Niagara, some of which will attempt to trick people into visiting their office by pretending to be non-judgmental reproductive health resource, when in fact they are harmful, anti-scientific, and anti-abortion. To see a full list of these organizations, visit our Monitoring Anti-Choicers page.

Share your Experience

NRJ wants to hear about your experiences with doctors, clinics, pharmacies, and other services in the region and nearby regions. By gathering this information, we will be better able to direct people to affirming, accessible healthcare and steer them away from questionable and harmful doctors and services. Your identity will remain anonymous unless you choose to disclose identifying information about yourself. Please use this form. To share your experiences with abortion in Niagara specifically, and to help us understand the gaps in access to abortion, please fill out our Abortion in Niagara survey.

Resources

Contraception
Free Condoms
    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centre
        • Contact: 905-688-3817
      • Locations
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
      • No health card needed. 
    • Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
      • Contact: 905-356-4222, info@nfchc.ca
      • Location: 4790 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
    • Brock University’s Human Rights and Equity Department
      • For current Brock students and staff. Visit them in person at the MC E Block at Brock University: 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Mackenzie Chown Block E
    • Positive Living Niagara & StreetWorks
      • Contact: 905-984-8684, info@positivelivingniagara.com
      • Location: 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines, side entrance
      • Walk in accepted during COVID
    • Niagara Region Outreach Nursing
      • Contact: 905-688-8248 ext. 7512 or 1-888-505-6074
      • Location: Mobile
      • Free and no health card needed. 
    • Start Me Up Niagara
      • Contact: 905-984-5310
      • Address: 17 Gale Cr., St. Catharines
      • Hours are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:15am,-1pm
Morning After Pill
    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centre
        • Contact: 905-688-3817
      • Locations
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
      • No health card needed. 
      • Cost is $12. If you cannot afford this, let the nurse know and they will help you access it for free.
    • Niagara Region Outreach Nursing
      • Contact: 905-688-8248 ext. 7512 or 1-888-505-6074
      • Location: Mobile
      • Free and no health card needed. 
    • Walk in Clinics
      • Located throughout the region
      • Requires OHIP or UHIP or pay out of pocket
Low-Cost Birth Control
    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centre
        • Contact: 905-688-3817 for information about appointments and pricing
      • Locations
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
      • No health card needed.
      • Different options are listed on this site.
Abortion Access and Support
Referrals and Information
    • Choice Connect Abortion Referral
      • Web app asks you a series of questions and provides information about the closest abortion clinics to you
      • If you are taking testosterone and no longer have a period, you will still need to select a date for when your last period was in order to get through their system. Select a date in accordance with how many weeks pregnant you believe yourself to be. 
    • Action Canada Access line
      • Contact: 888-642-2725, access@actioncanadaSHR.org
      • Confidential 24-hour Canada wide toll free number that provides information on reproductive and sexual health and referrals on pregnancy options. You may need to leave a voicemail.
    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centres
      • They can offer a referral to a doctor in Niagara Falls who provides surgical and medical abortion. They can also help you access abortion outside of the Niagara Region, which is often easier and faster than accessing abortion within Niagara. For help with transportation and funding, contact niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
    • Your GP may be able to provide you a referral to an abortion clinic or prescribe you Mifegymiso (the abortion pill). Contact them to see if they offer these services.
Legal and Health Rights
Abortion Doulas
    • Niagara Reproductive Justice can help connect you to an abortion doula in the region. The doula is a Full-Spectrum Doulas who has lived experience with abortion and navigating the process as a queer person. They offer trauma-informed, gender-affirming care rooted in reproductive justice and are available for virtual and in-person appointments. They can also help with transportation to appointments as far as Toronto. They offer a pay-what-you-can model, and do not turn people away due to lack of funds.
    • For more information on the services offered, see the flyers below. Please email niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com to get connected.

Image text: What can an abortion doula do for me?

    • Support you with information and advocacy before your experience
    • Support you (if desired) with company and information during your experience
    • Support you mentally and physically following the experience
    • I meet you where you’re at without judgement or shame.

Image text: What is an Abortion Doula? Abortion is Essential Healthcare. You are Not Alone.

    • Shares resources + options for contraception, if desired
    • Maintains your privacy with the utmost care
    • Holds space for you to talk about your experience
    • Educates + supports you through abortion aftercare
    • Offers individualized practical support + emotional support
    • Helps you navigate conversations with healthcare providers
    • Provides evidence-based information + resources on abortion options.
    • Abortion Support Group for Heart Healing
      • Facebook group founded by two therapists to support people at any stage of an abortion journey. If considering joining, please read through the group description and rules. For your privacy, only group members can see the member list but you can consider creating an alternate account to join. 
        Note: This group is working on inclusivity but members sometimes use gendered language.
Self-Guided Abortion Support Tools
Abortion Storytelling

Spaces to share and read abortion stories.

Abortion Clinics

PLEASE BE AWARE OF CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTRES — THESE ARE ANTI-ABORTION CHRISTIAN FACILITIES THAT POSE AS ABORTION CLINICS IN ORDER TO TRICK PEOPLE INTO REMAINING PREGNANT. THERE ARE 5 OF THEM IN NIAGARA AND MANY MORE ACROSS ONTARIO. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTRES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. (THE CLINICS LISTED BELOW ARE NOT CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTRES)

    • Niagara Falls Hospital
      • Contact: 905-378-4647
      • Address: 5546 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls
      • Medical and surgical;
      • Up to 12 weeks;
      • Need a referral from a family doctor, walk-in-clinic, or Sexual Health Centre;
      • Requires separate appointments for bloodwork and ultrasound after initial consultation, prior to prescribing or performing procedure.
        People have reported mixed experiences. Because of the logistical barriers of coordinating so many appointments, it may be recommended to look at lower-barrier options in Hamilton listed below. If transportation is an issue, please contact us for support at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.
    • Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
      • Contact: 905-356-4222
      • Address: 4790 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls
      • Medical abortion;
      • Up to 9 weeks;
      • Need a referral from a family doctor, walk-in-clinic, or Sexual Health Centre;
      • Must have OHIP.
      • Must have bloodwork and ultrasound done before your consultation. Because of the logistical barriers of coordinating so many appointments, it may be recommended to look at lower-barrier options in Hamilton listed below. If transportation is an issue, please contact us for support at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.
    • The Hamilton Women’s Clinic
      • Contact: 905-540-1900; info@hwclinic.org
      • Address: 19 Bold St Unit 2A, Hamilton
      • Medical abortion;
      • Up to 9 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Does bloodwork and ultrasound there, same-day abortion;
      • Follow-up appointment required.
      • Covered by OHIP.
      • They do not have Spanish-speaking staff or resources. Interpreters are allowed to accompany patients.
    • Crown Point Family Health Centre
      • Contact: 905-481-0707
      • Address: 67 Kenilworth Ave N., Lower Level, Hamilton
      • Medical abortion;
      • Up to 9 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Ultrasound not required if no indicators, bloodwork done on site;
      • Follow up bloodwork required but can happen anywhere;
      • Provide medication directly, or clients can go to the pharmacy across the street;
      • Without OHIP:
        • Consultation is free
        • Ultrasound (if required) – $100-$200
        • Blood work – $35 x2
        • Mifegymiso (abortion pill) – $400
        • The Centre works to be able to provide funding for any client without insurance who cannot cover costs themselves.
    • Planned Parenthood Toronto
      • Contact: 416-961-0113
      • Address: 36B Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
      • Medical abortion;
      • Up to 9 weeks;
      • 13-29 years old;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site
    • MATCH Midwifery – South Riverdale CHC
      • Contact: 416-461-2493 and ask for the Match Program; match@srchc.com
      • Address: 955 Queen St. E, Toronto
      • Medical abortion;
      • Up to 11 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site;
      • Offers virtual option for medical abortion in certain cases.
    •  Choice in Health Clinic
      • Contact: 647-370-3203
      • Address: 1678 Bloor Street West, Suite 301, Toronto
      • Medical and surgical;
      • Up to 15 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
      • Offers virtual option for medical abortion: clients within catchment area can have medication delivered to them, other clients can pick up at their local pharmacy.
      • Appointment times are: Tuesday-Friday between 8:15am – 3:15pm and some Saturdays.
    •  Termination of Pregnancy Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital
      • Contact: 905-389-5068; womensclinic@hhsc.ca
      • Address: Hamilton
      • Surgical abortion;
      • Up to 17 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
    • Morgentaler Clinic
      • Contact: 416-932-0446; 24 hour information x7009; 24 hour address and directions info x7013; appointments x444; mclinic@passport.ca
      • Address: 727 Hillsdale Avenue East, Toronto
      • Surgical abortion;
      • Up to 19 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
      • Offers translation and interpretation services in over 100 languages.
      • Bay Centre for Birth Control – Women’s College Hospital
        • Contact: 416-351-3700; bcbc@wchospital.ca
        • Address: 76 Grenville St., Floor 3, Toronto
        • Medical and surgical;
        • Up to 19 weeks;
        • Self-referral;
        • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
        • Offers virtual option for medical abortion, clients can pick up at their local pharmacy.
      • Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic
        • Contact: 416-849-4595
        • Address: 2425 Bloor Street West, Toronto
        • Medical and surgical;
        • Up to 19 weeks 6 days;
        • Self-referral;
        • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
        • Can provide medical abortion directly through the clinic, do not need to go to pharmacy.
        • Free even without OHIP.
        • Offers IUD insert at time of abortion.
    •  Women’s Care Clinic – Toronto
      • Contact: 416-256-4139; info@womenscareclinic.ca
      • Address: 960 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto
      • Medical and surgical;
      • Up to 20 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
      • Medical abortions require three separate visits. Surgical under 12 weeks only requires 1 visit; over 12 weeks requires 2-3 visits.
    •  Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic
      • Contact: 416-323-0642
      • Address: 302 Gerrard St. East, Toronto
      • Medical and surgical;
      • Up to 24 weeks;
      • Self-referral;
      • Bloodwork and ultrasound done on site.
      • Services in English, French, Mandarin, and Romanian

Financial Help
    • Indigenous Women Rising Fund
      • Contact: Call or text 505-398-1990
      • Provides funds for Indigenous pregnant people seeking abortion services in US/Canada, requires proof of Indigenous community
    • National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada
      • Call the NAF Hotline: 1-800-772-9100 (English and Spanish)
      • NAF Canada provides funding to cover the costs associated with an abortion to eligible individuals. To be eligible, individuals must have demonstrated financial need.
      • There is a lot of additional information on their webpage linked above, such as hours of operation for the hotline and how their services work. If you are having trouble getting connected to a counselor at NAF Canada, please email niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com and we can help connect you.
    • Action Canada
      • Call the Action Canada Hotline: 1-888-642-2725 from 9:00AM to 9:00PM EST
      • There is a lot of additional information on their webpage linked above

For additional questions about financial support and other financial support options, you can contact us directly at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com

Post-Abortion Support
    • Exhale
      • Contact (text): 1 (617) 749-2948 
      • Hours (EST): Weekdays 6pm – midnight; Saturday 4pm – midnight; Sunday 6pm – 10pm.
      • A U.S.-based organization that provides emotional support, resources and information via text to anyone who has experienced an abortion or knows someone who has. Services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
    • Connect & Breathe
      • Contact:  1 (866) 647-1764
      • Hours (EST): Mondays 7pm – 10pm; Tuesdays 6pm – 9 pm; Wednesdays 6pm – 9 pm; Thursdays 6pm – 9 pm; Saturdays 10am – 2 pm.
    • SHORE Centre
      • Contact: (519) 743-9360; info@shorecentre.ca
      • If the abortion happened in the last two years, you can call, email, or set up virtual counseling appointments with SHORE Centre Kitchener-Waterloo through their website: https://shore.janeapp.com.
    • All-Options Talk Line
      • Contact: 1-888-493-0092
      • Hours (EST): Monday – Friday 10-1am, Saturday – Sunday 10-6pm EST 
      • Toll free talkline. Peer-based counseling and support for pregnancy and pregnancy decision-making, parenting, abortion, adoption, infertility or pregnancy loss. Accessible in Canada – may be asked to leave a message if someone isn’t available.
    • Abortion Support Group for Heart Healing
      • Facebook group founded by two therapists to support people at any stage of an abortion journey. If considering joining, please read through the group description and rules. For your privacy, only group members can see the member list but you can consider creating an alternate account to join.
        Note: This group is working on inclusivity but members sometimes use gendered language.
    • Abortion Doulas
      • Please see the above section to learn more about the support that local abortion doulas might be able to provide for you.
Important Note about Crisis Pregnancy Centres
    • There are some places throughout Niagara and Canada that offer support for people who are pregnant (classes, prenatal vitamins, etc) but purposefully mislead clients and provide false information. These are called Crisis Pregnancy Centres and they are Christian organizations that target vulnerable populations. 

There are five Crisis Pregnancy Centres in Niagara that should be avoided. They are:

  • South Niagara Life Centre Ministries – Fort Erie and Port Colbourne (two locations)
  • Grimsby Life Centre – Grimsby
  • Birthright Niagara – St. Catharines
  • Niagara Life Centre – St. Catharines
  • Elisha House Pregnancy & Family Support Centre – Welland
    • Now called Clarity Pregnancy Options. They also run Insight Biblical Counselling and work with Unborn Images 3D 4D Ultrasound Studio.

As many pregnant folks seeking abortion are often referred to Hamilton, here is a list of CPC’s in the area to avoid.

  • Hamilton Right to Life
  • Birthright Hamilton 
  • Atwell Centre – Hamilton
  • Project Rachel (Diocese of Hamilton)

Be careful when seeking support. Check out our Debunking CPCs campaign (also on our social media) to find out how to identify organizations that you may want to avoid.

Pregnancy and Parenting Support
Midwifery & Doula Services
    • Niagara Midwifery Practice
      • Contact: 905-684-6377; admin@niagaramidwives.com
        Address: 13 Lyman Street, St. Catharines
        Primary care providers for low risk pregnant women and their newborns.
        Catchment area: St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Thorold and Pelham. Also will consider clients from neighbouring areas.
        Mon – Thurs, 9am-4pm
    • Sage-Femmes Renaissance Midwifery
      • Contact: 905-714-7258
      • Address: 196 East Main Street, Welland
      • Catchment area: Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls. Midwives have privileges at the St. Catharines General Hospital
      • Tues – Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm
    • Lincoln County Community Midwives
      • Contact: 289-566-9350
      • Address: 5000 King St., Beamsville
      • Catchment area: Jordan, Vineland, Beamsville, St. Anns, Campden, Wellandport, Smithville, Grimsby and Winona
      • Mon – Thurs, 9am – 4pm
    • Community Midwives of Hamilton
      • Contact: 905-546-5444
      • Address: Suite 201-1057 Main St W, Hamilton
      • Primary health-care for low-risk clients and their newborns throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and the first six weeks following delivery.
      • Mon – Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri: 9am-2pm
    • The Hamilton Midwives
      • Contact: 289-236-0725
      • Address: 25 Charlton Avenue East, Unit 600, Hamilton
      • Provides all of the prenatal, labour, birth and postpartum care​ that a healthy pregnant person needs. Free even without OHIP.
      • Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm, Fri: 8:30am-4pm
    • Trifecta Wellness
Support for Expecting and New Parents

    • All-Options Talk Line
      • 1-888-493-0092
        Monday – Friday 10-1am, Saturday – Sunday 10-6pm EST 
      • Toll free talkline. Peer-based counseling and support for pregnancy and pregnancy decision-making, parenting, abortion, adoption, infertility or pregnancy loss. Accessible in Canada – may be asked to leave a message if someone isn’t available.
    • EarlyOn
      • Contact: Please visit the website and click on “Locations and Facebook pages” at the bottom to find the contact information for the location closest to you.
      • Address: Eleven locations throughout Niagara
      • Offers activities, community resources, and programs for children, parents, and caregivers
    • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
      • Contact: Please visit the website for information about how to obtain a referral
      • Free home-visits for expecting and new parents
    • Indigenous Infant/Family Advocate Program from Native Women – Niagara Chapter
      • Contact: (905) 871-8770
      • Address: 1088 Garrison Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
      • Program to increase culturally appropriately services to Indigenous children and families who come into contact with FACS Niagara
    • Life with a Baby Niagara 
      • Contact: niagara@lifewithababy.com
      • Offers seminars, resources, support networks, and some courses
    • Niagara Parents
      • Contact: 905-684-7555 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7555
      • Offers free clinics, classes and groups on different topics throughout pregnancy and parenthood.
    • Niagara Regional Native Centre – Aboriginal Healthy Babies/Healthy Children
      • Contact: 905-688-6484, reception@nrnc.ca
      • Address: 382 Airport Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
      • Ages 0-6. Assists Indigenous families in health development through education, home visits, service coordination, and referrals. Also check out their website for many more related programs!
    • Niagara Regional Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program
      • Contact: (905) 688-6484
      • Address: Niagara Regional Native Centre, 382 Airport Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
      • Provides food supplements, counselling, support, education, referral to other services and counselling for at-risk pregnant women. Also check out their website for many more related programs!
    • Parents Wellbeing Bundle from Aboriginal Health Centre
      • Contact: Elaine Lee: 905-544-4340 x246; elee@dahac.ca
      • Address: Hamilton, online
      • Strategies, tips, resources, guest speakers, group support for parents. Contact to see if program is still running
    • Sobeys – Baby Be Healthy Program
      • Contact your local Sobeys pharmacy
      • They offer free support, including: Free Pharmacist Consultation, Nutrition during your pregnancy, What to take if you have a headache, cold or other minor ailment, Prescription medications that you are currently taking, Which herbals are safe to take, Any other pharmacy-related questions regarding your pregnancy, Prenatal vitamins for the duration of your pregnancy.

    • Strive Niagara: CAPC Niagara Brighter Futures
      • Contact: Courtney Hanse, Project Manager 905-714-0227 x227; chansen@striveniagara
      • Address: 285 East Main Street, Welland
        • 6271 Glengate St., Niagara Falls
        • 535 Lake Street and 690 Lake Street, St. Catharines
      •  Strive in Welland is administered through the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Offers a lot of resources around pregnancy and parenting for immigrants, low-income people, single parents, and teen pregnancy. Can self-refer, provide free prenatal vitamins, grocery gift cards if you attend two classes a month (virtually). Programming includes young fathers group, outreach, counselling, case management, etc.
    • Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joe’s in Hamilton
      • Contact: (905) 522-1155 x33605
      • Address: 100 West 5th Street, Level One, Hamilton
      • Provides assessment, consultation and treatment for women 18 years of age or older who are experiencing emotional symptoms related to the reproductive milestones (i.e. menstrual cycle, pregnancy/postpartum, and menopause)

Support for Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Infant Loss

    • All-Options Talk Line
      • 1-888-493-0092
        Monday – Friday 10-1am, Saturday – Sunday 10-6pm EST 
      • Toll free talkline. Peer-based counseling and support for pregnancy and pregnancy decision-making, parenting, abortion, adoption, infertility or pregnancy loss. Accessible in Canada – may be asked to leave a message if someone isn’t available.
    • Baby’s Breath
      • Contact: 905-688-8884; info@babysbreathcanada.ca
        Provides resources and grief counselling services for all infant deaths including SIDS, miscarriage and stillbirth. Elora Gartley is their Grief Counsellor.
    • Emily Pollack, MSW, RSW
      • Contact: (647) 629-4520
      • Address: 411 Louth St, St Catharines
      • Local maternal and family counselling ($110 for hour session with sliding scale option)
    • Our Babies, Our Grief
      • Contact: Merri-Lee Culbert, merri-lee@homehospiceassociation.com
      • Six week support group for people who have experienced miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, infant death or adoption.
    • Pregnancy & Infant Loss (PAIL) (located in Whitby, ON)
      • Contact: pailnetwork@sunnybrook.ca; (888) 303-7245
      • Offers support via phone and monthly support groups
    • Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joe’s in Hamilton
      • Contact: (905) 522-1155 x33605
      • Address: 100 West 5th Street, Level One, Hamilton
      • Provides assessment, consultation and treatment for women 18 years of age or older who are experiencing emotional symptoms related to the reproductive milestones (i.e. menstrual cycle, pregnancy/postpartum, and menopause)
Sexual Health
Sexual Health Counselling

    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centres
        • Contact: 905-688-3817
      • Locations
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
      • No health card needed.
    • Niagara Region Outreach Nursing
      • Contact: 905-688-8248 ext. 7512 or 1-888-505-6074
      • Location: Mobile
      • Free and no health card needed.
    • Peer Education and Support – Planned Parenthood Toronto
      • Contact: (416) 961-0113; ppt@ppt.on.ca
      • Eligibility: 13-29 years old. Information and support on sexual and reproductive health issues from a peer. Sex-positive, inclusive, non-judgmental and pro-choice. Call to set up an appointment.

STI Testing

    • Niagara Region Sexual Health Centre
        • Contact: 905-688-3817
      • Locations
        • Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12 (currently closed)
        • Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd (Open Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30 p.m.)
        • St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave. (Open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., appointment required, call: (905) 688-3817)
        • Welland –  200 Division St. (Open Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
      • No health card needed.
    • Student testing (must be a current NC/Brock student)
      • Brock University Health Services
        • 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Harrison Hall
        • Wednesday 12:00pm-3:30pm drop-in STI testing with a Public Health nurse at the Wellness HUB. 
        • Testing available for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV & Syphilis.
        • Free and no health card needed.
      • Niagara College Health Services  (services currently offered remotely due to covid)
        • 100 Niagara College Boulevard
        • 135 Taylor Rd.
    • Positive Living Niagara
      • Contact: 905-984-8684; info@positivelivingniagara.com
      • Address: 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines
      • Drop in every Monday afternoon. Free, does not require health card.
    • Walk-in Clinics
      • Located throughout the region
      • Requires OHIP or UHIP or pay out of pocket
    • Niagara Region Outreach Nursing
      • Contact: 905-688-8248 ext. 7512 or 1-888-505-6074
      • Location: Mobile
      • Free and no health card needed.
    • Men’s Health Clinic (temporarily CLOSED)
      • Contact: 905-688-3817
      • Addresses: Fort Erie – 1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12
        Niagara Falls – 7835 McLeod Rd.
        St. Catharines –  277 Welland Ave.
        Welland –  200 Division St.
      • The Men’s Health Clinic is staffed by a male public health nurse. The services are offered to anyone who identifies as a male.
      • Register for the Men’s Health Clinic to organize a location and time to meet with an outreach nurse. You don’t need a health card to attend a sexual health centre. All services are free and confidential. 

PrEP/PEP
    • Niagara’s PrEP Clinic
      • Contact: Darryl: text/call 289-969-0637; ddyball@positivelivingniagara.com
      • Location: Positive Living Niagara, 120 Queenston St, St. Catharines
        Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls
        Quest Community Health Centre, 145 Queenston St., St. Catharines
      • No health card required. They will connect you with low-cost PrEP resources and counselling.
    • Dr. Dobson
      • Addresses: Niagara College (Niagara on the Lake Campus) 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
        Brock Student Health Services 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
    • Dr. Woodward
      • Contact: 905-522-1155 ext. 35053
      • Address: 300-25 Charlton Ave. E., Hamilton
      • Requires insurance
    • PASAN
      • Contact: 416-920-9567
      • Address: 526 Richmond St. E, Toronto
      • PASAN is a community-based prisoner health and harm reduction organization that provides support, education and advocacy to prisoners and ex-prisoners. Provides HIV support.
    • PEP Guide – The Sex You Want
      • This website page walks you through how to access PEP through your local ER, including information about pricing and insurance coverage, and how to talk to hospital staff about it.
    • Sexual Health Info Line Ontario
      • Contact: 1-800-668-2437
      • Call with questions about HIV/AIDS, sexual health, substance use, and many more.
      • Monday – Friday: 10am – 10:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 3pm; Statutory holidays: closed
      • Services in multiple languages.
    • Special Immunology Services
      • Contact: 905-521-5075
      • Address: Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton St. E.
      • The Special Immunology Services (SIS) Clinic team provides outpatient care for adults, adolescents, children and infants who are HIV positive, as well as clients who are living with HIV and Hepatitis C co-infections. The specially-trained, patient-focused team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, a pharmacist, administrative support and researchers.
    • The PrEP Clinic (Toronto)
      • Contact: 416-420-1250; info@prepclinic.ca
      • Locations: 7700 Hurontario St #601, Brampton; 344 Bloor St. West, Toronto
      • The PrEP Clinic offers app-based online face-to-face video appointments with a prescriber or pharmacist. To book an appointment, download “The PrEP Clinic” App and book an appointment with an online prescriber or contact the clinic by phone or email.
    • For more options outside of Niagara, check out this site

Support for People Living with HIV

    • Positive Living Niagara
        • Contact: (905) 984-8684
      • Address: 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines
      • Does not require health card. Provides support, education, and advocacy in a safe and confidential environment for HIV-positive individuals, their families, and their friends.
    • See also PrEP/PEP section
Resources for Queer Folks
Gender Affirming Healthcare
    • Quest Community Health Centre: Dr. Tim St. Amand & Dr. Carys Massarella
      • Contact: 905-688-2558 x0
        Address: 145 Queenston St., St. Catharines
        Must be 16+ to access trans healthcare through Quest. Support groups open to youth and adults. There is currently a waitlist of 4+ months. They offer:
        • Primary healthcare
        • Trans specific healthcare (even if client has PCP elsewhere)
        • Youth support
        • Assessment and referral for gender confirming surgery
        • Mental health counselling
        • Programming
        • Hormone replacement therapy
        • Help with name and gender marker change
    • Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
      • Contact: Call/text Celeste at 289-321-0588; cturner@nfchc.ca
      • Address: 4790 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls
      • They offer:
        • Help with name change and gender marker change
        • Support groups
        • Hormone replacement therapy – they have one NP who can prescribe, and another in training as of June 2022
        • Referrals for surgery and help navigating that process
        • Counselling support
        • They will accept clients from anywhere within Niagara when they have room.
    • Dr. Dustin Costescu
      • Contact: 905-521-2100 x76248
      • Address: McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton
      • Dr. Costescu’s clinical practice focuses in contraceptive care, family planning, colposcopy, and sexual medicine, in addition to general OB/GYN complaints. He offers some gender affirming surgery and is a great resource for trans people looking for gender affirming care.
      • Requires a referral from a family doctor or healthcare centre/professional.

Pregnancy Information
Community & Support Groups
    • OUTNiagara
      • Contact: info@outniagara.ca
      • Address: 12-111 Fourth Avenue, Suite 270 St. Catharines
      • Notes: Offers community groups, community resources, and a mini-grant program for Niagara’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. They also keep a list of queer organizations and social groups in Niagara, as well as queer-friendly businesses. Visit their website and click on the “Our Community” tab.
    • Quest’s Trans/gender-Questioning Youth Group
      • Contact: Stephanie Vail at (905) 380-4576 (call or text) or svail@questchc.ca
      • Ages 14-19. Virtually run during COVID-19, 3rd Tuesday of every month 4pm-5:30pm.
    • Quest’s Gender Quest
      • Contact: Stephanie Vail at (905) 380-4576 (call or text) or svail@questchc.ca
      • Thinking about transitioning? Or transitioning and need some support? Guest speakers, movies, resource materials, stimulating discussions. 
      • Ages 18+ support group for any stage of gender transition, including questioning
    • Kyle’s Place Trans Peer Support Group and 40+ Social (Hamilton)
      • Contact: transpeersupport@gmail.com
      • Address: 370 Main St E, Unit 105, Hamilton
      • During COVID they are offering some virtual meet ups for trans folks ages 40+. Email for more info.
    • Niagara Falls Community Health Centre’s Queer Youth Collective
      • Contact: Call or text (289) 321-0588, cturner@nfchc.ca
      • Address: 4790 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, ON
      • Updates on @NiagaraFallsCHC Facebook. Currently offering virtual meet ups for queer youth ages 10-13 and 14-18 on a biweekly basis. Contact Celeste (contact information above) for more information.
    • PFLAG Niagara
      • Contact: 888-530-6777 x600; niagaraon@pflagcanada.ca or DM on Facebook
      • Peer support meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm.
      • A supportive group for parents, family and friends of LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as these individuals themselves. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that is respectful of all.
    • Queer Kids Bible Camp
      • Contact: 905-682-8328
      • Address: Silver Spire Church, St. Catharines
      • They run programming for queer youth out of Silver Spire Church.
    • Senior Pride Network Niagara
      • Contact: Dick Moore: 905-834-2217; moore.dick@gmail.com
      • The group aims to improve on and expand the programs and services for and with older LGBT people in the region. Network meetings will take place quarterly.
    • Transgender Niagara
      • Contact: Colleen McTigue, atmctigue.colleen@gmail.com
      • Trans peer support group located in St. Catharines. They usually hold monthly meetings at Silver Spire Church; contact Colleen for updates about meeting during COVID-19.
    • Brock Pride
      • Contact: brockpride@outlook.com
      • Address: Brock University
      • A discussion/social group university aged who meet weekly during the school year. Do not have to attend Brock.
LGBTQ Affirming Churches

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Support
Reporting Tools
    • CARSA – Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
      • Contact: Crisis hotline: 905-682-4584; No crisis: 905-682-7258
      • Address: 43 Church St. Suite 503, St. Catharines
      • CARSA does not disclose the identity of their clients, nor any other information, to the police without the client’s permission.
      • They offer an Anonymous Third Party Reporting Option for survivors of sexual violence. Survivors may submit the name of their assailant to CARSA who will submit it to a crime analyst to put it in a database that can help identify patterns. The client’s name will be kept anonymous. The client may choose whether or not to interact with the police if more information is requested. 
Counselling and Support
    • Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Victims
      • Up to four hours of free legal advice by phone or video conversation.
      • To be eligible, you must be 16 or older, living in Ontario and the assault must have happened in Ontario.
      • Complete and submit the voucher request form on the website. 
    • Brock University: Sexual Violence Support and Response
      • Contact: 905-688-5550 ext. 6174 or svsec@brocku.ca to reach Larisa Fry
      • Address: Currently online only.
      • Please visit their website for a list of on and off campus services.
    • CARSA – Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
      • Contact: Crisis hotline: 905-682-4584; No crisis: 905-682-7258
      • Address: 43 Church St. Suite 503, St. Catharines
      • Free counseling services for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence at any time in their life.
    • Design for a New Tomorrow
      • Contact: (905) 684-1223, dfnt@dfnt.ca
      • Address: 502-60 James Street, St. Catharines
      • Offers individual and group counselling – women services for those 16 years of age and older. No statement on 2SLGBTQ+ service
    • Niagara Health Services
      • Contact: 905-378-4647 ext. 45300
      • Address: 43 Church St. Suite 503, St. Catharines
      • They offer free counselling for sexual assault.
Shelters
    • Gillian’s Place
      • Contact: (905) 684-8331
      • Address: 15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines -Emergency shelter; 5032 King Street, Beamsville
      • Offers emergency shelter for women and children. Statement on their website expresses their services are welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. All services open during COVID.
      • Pets are not allowed
Important Note About Sexual Assault Evidence Kits
    • Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) is usually collected at the hospital. Only sexual assault nurses can do these. Consent must be given to have the kit released to the police. If you choose to go to the hospital, police will not be called unless permission is given. Kits can still be done and medical injuries can be treated without police involvement.For survivors under 16, FACS will be consulted. If any information disclosed identifies a child being harmed, FACS must be consulted. If there is a crime in progress, suicidal thoughts are expressed, or there is intent to hurt someone else, the police may need to be informed, depending on an assessment of the viability of threat (plans, means to carry out plans, time frame set out). You are entitled to have an advocate with you through all police interactions may they present themselves.
Menstrual Health Resources
Free Menstrual Products
    • Brock University
      • 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
      • Dispensers and disposable units located in the male, female and gender neutral washrooms on level 200 of the Rankin Family Pavilion, and the 100 level of the Schmon Tower.
      • Access to campus remains limited at this time as per the University’s COVID protocols. 
    • Holy Trinity Anglican Church
      • Contact: (905) 734-3543
      • Address: 77 Division St, Welland
      • Hygiene and Food Pantry, third Thursday of every month 12pm-4pm. Proof of Welland residency needed. They also have diapers. 
    • Open Arms Mission
      • Contact: (905) 788-3800
      • Address: 22 Fifth St, Welland
      • Food and personal care bank. May need proof of Welland residency.  COVID operating hours – Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-12pm
    • Westview Centre4Women
      • Contact: (905) 687-4848
      • Address: 124 Queenston St. St. Catharines
      • Free/low-cost menstrual products. Drop-in hours Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4pm, COVID restrictions currently limiting number of people 
    • Niagara Falls Pilot Program
      • Addresses: Niagara Falls Public Library – 4848 Victoria Ave
        MacBain Community Centre – 7150 Montrose Road (@ YMCA desk)
        Gale Centre Arena – 5152 Thorold Stone Road
      • Three municipal buildings in Niagara Falls who are part of a city pilot project that provide free menstrual products in the women’s washrooms. Not sure how accessible this is for trans folks.
Menstrual Health Resources
Resources for People who Use Substances
Harm Reduction Resources
    • StreetWorks Niagara Needle Syringe Program and Safe Consumption Site
      • The CTS site is a safe place to get information about how to be safe, get connected, and use substances supervised by harm reduction staff. See below for locations and hours. All services are free and confidential. Here are a few services they offer:
        • A safe, confidential place to use substances
        • Sterile equipment for clients who use inhaled drugs and clients who inject drugs (such as clean needles and inhalation kits)
        • Sexual health items, like condoms and dental dams
        • Emotional health and physical health counseling and referrals
        • Referrals to social programming and treatment
        • Basic wound care
        • STI testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hep C, HIV, and syphilis
        • Pregnancy testing
        • Naloxone trainings: learn how to administer naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses
        • Onsite paramedics in case of an overdose
      • Streetworks office: 120 Queenston Street, St. Catharines, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
      • Consumption & Treatment Services site (CTS): 105 Queenston St., rear entrance, open 7 days a week 9:30am-8:30pm (last intake is at 7:30pm).
      • Deliveries: Available Monday-Friday from 6pm-10:30pm. For services in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Crystal Beach or Ridgeway call/text 905-328-6715. For services in Welland, Port Colborne, Grimsby, Beamsville or Fonthill call/text 905-380-2365
      • StreetWorks Satellite Sites:
        • St. Catharines
          • Westview at Night, 124 Queenston St., Thursday 7pm-10pm (female identifying only)
          • STOMT, 124 Queenston St., Wednesdays 5:30pm-10:30pm (female identifying only)
        • Port Colborne
          • Boggio’s Pharmacy, 200 Catherine St., 905-834-3514
        •  Ridgeway
          • Boggio & Edward’s Pharmacy, 307 Ridge Rd., 905-894-2200
        •  Fonthill
          • Boggio & Parton Pharmacy, 155 Hwy. 20 West, 905-892-4994
        • Niagara Falls
          • Project Share, 4129 Stanley Ave., 905-357-5121
          • Community Health Pharmacy, 4790 Victoria Ave., 905-354-4383
          • Pharmasave, 5904 Main St., 289-296-9564
  • De dwa da dehs nyes Aboriginal Health Centre Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • Contact: 1-877-402-4121 x555
    • Address: 145 Queenston St., St. Catharines
    • Serves urban Indigenous community, ages 6 and up. Offers counselling, groups, outreach navigation, case management, and peer support.
  • Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre – Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Worker Program
    • Contact: 905-871-8931; reception@fenfc.org
    • Address: 796 Buffalo Rd., Fort Erie
    • Assists Indigenous people with addressing alcohol/drug issues, minimizing negative effects of addiction, and assessment, referral, and support.
  • Westview at Night & STOMT
    • Contact: 905-687-4848
    • Address: 124 Queenston Street, St. Catharines
    • They receive supplies from StreetWorks that they distribute to women who attend programming on Wednesday (STOMT – Sex Trade on My Terms) and Thursday (Westview @ Night) nights.
Free Naloxone Kits


Naloxone is a drug that can be injected or used as a nasal spray to reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. Anybody with OHIP can access naloxone kits for free from their local pharmacy. If you don’t have OHIP, you can get a naloxone kit from StreetWorks Niagara, located at 120 Queenston Street, or their safe consumption site located at 105 Queenston Street, both in St. Catharines. To get trained on how to use naloxone, email niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com and we can connected you to an upcoming training. You can also visit StreetWorks Niagara to learn how to get trained. 

Resources for People Who Want to Stop Using Substances
    • A Better Choice Program
      • 264 Welland Ave., St. Catharines ON
      • 905-378-1075
      • A Better Choice program intensive care management to pregnant/parenting people who use substances and their family units (ages 0 – 6 years).
    • ARID Group Recovery Homes
      • Fort Erie:
        • Contact: 905-871-7041; Jim Marshall, Men’s Pre-Admission
        • Contact: j.marshall@aridhomes.ca
        • Address: 89 Queen St
        • Serving men with substance use disorder; up to 9 months stay, sober living, support staff and counsellors
      •  Thorold:
        • Contact: 905-871-7041; Jim Marshall, Men’s Pre-Admission
        • Contact: j.marshall@aridhomes.ca
        • Address: 175 Pine St South
        • Serving men with substance use disorder; up to 9 months stay, sober living, support staff and counsellors
      •  Welland:
        • Contact: 289-820-8192; Sandi Day, Women’s Pre-Admission
        • Contact: s.day@aridhomes.ca
        • Address: 35 River Rd
        • Serving women with substance use disorder; up to 9 months stay, sober living, support staff and counsellors
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
      • Contact: 1-866-311-9042; info@aaniagara.org
      • 24 hour answering service. Visit website to learn about upcoming meetings and programming. This website is updated regularly.
    • CMHA
      • Contact: 905-641-5222
      • Address: Locations in St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, and Welland.
      • Safe Beds, youth navigation, court support, group counselling, transitional housing, individualized subsidized housing, bounce back, access line, crisis support, COAST
    • Community Addiction Services of Niagara (CASON)
      • 60 James St., St. Catharines
      • 905-684-1183
      • Youth, adults and family members can access this program designed to help individuals and their relatives/significant others with substance use and gambling that is negatively impacting their lives. Individual counselling is available.
    • Fresh Start Clinic
      • Contact: 905-488-3146
      • Address: 120 Welland Avenue Unit 10B, St. Catharines
      • Help with substance use and mental health challenges, such as opioid use, alcohol use, other substances, Hep C treatment, recovery support. No referral necessary. Same day appointments available.
    • Narcotics Anonymous
      • Contact: 1-888-811-3887; info@niagarana.com
      • Address: 125 Carlton St., St. Catharines
      • See website for schedule.
    • New Port Centre
      • 260 Sugarloaf St., Port Colborne ON
      • 905-378-4647 ext. 32500, newportadmin@niagarahealth.on.ca
      • The New Port Centre at our Port Colborne Niagara Health Site offers residential and community treatment options to help people who wish to stop using substances.
    • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
      • Contact: 877-937-2282
      • Address: 570 King St. Unit 2B, Welland
      • Provide Methadone maintenance treatment for individuals who are Opiate dependent. Also offers testing and treatment services for Hepatitis C.
    • Ontario South Al-Anon
      • Contact: 905-327-1677 (call or text); alanon.outreachniagara@gmail.com
      • Support for alcoholics and their families. See website for schedule and locations.
    • Out and About Clinic
      • 263 Welland Ave., St. Catharines ON
      • 289-479-5090
      • The Out and About Clinic provides care to clients who use opioids with methadone or suboxone replacement therapy.
    • Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM) Clinic
      • 1200 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines ON
      • 905-378-4647 ext. 49613, Self-referrals: 905-378-4647 ext. 49463
      • The RAAM Clinic is a clinic for people looking for help with substance use (alcohol and/or other drugs). This service provides assessments and treatment for alcohol, opioids, cocaine, benzodiazepines and cannabis.
    • Southern Ontario Cocaine Anonymous
      • Contact: 416-927-7858 (call); 613-707-0479 (text)
      • See website for schedule and locations.
    • Wayside House
      • Contact: 905-684-9248
      • Address: 50 Queenston St., St. Catharines
      • Substance free environment for men wishing to stop using substances.
    • Withdrawal Management Services
      • 264 Welland Ave., St. Catharines ON
      • 905-682-7211
      • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
      • The centres provide crisis intervention, withdrawal management, rest, nutrition and hygiene restarts, assessments, supportive counselling and self help groups, consultation, treatment referrals and discharge planning in a supportive, supervised setting. No referral is necessary. Inpatient and outpatient support is available.
    • YWCA Women’s Addiction Recovery Meditation
      • Contact: Melanie: 905-359-1045; msnow@ywcaniagararegion.ca
      • Address: Crystal Ridge Dream Centre, 385 Derby Road, Crystal Beach
      • No cost for services, No waitlist, Qualified and experienced addiction counselors, Supports abstinence and harm reduction strategies, Alternative to a 12-Step Program, Not religiously or politically affiliated, Ability to provide Letters of Participation, Ability to complete Residential Treatment Assessments and referrals.
      • Starting June 21, 2022 – every Tuesday 10-11am
    • Youth Wellness Hub
      • Contact: 905-229-9946; ywhn.signup@gmail.com
      • Address: 225 East Main St., Welland
      • Youth ages 12-25, no cost. Mental Health Counselling offered most days, as well as peer support, substance use counselling, and other programming.
Methadone Clinics
  • Douglas Memorial Hospital Site
    • Contact: 905-378-4647 ext. 50102
    • Address: 230 Bertie Street, Fort Erie
    • Offers methadone treatment
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre (OATC)
    • Niagara Falls:
      • Contact: 905-356-0666
      • Address: 6175 Dunn Street Unit 11
    •  Welland:
      • Contact: 289-820-8730
      • Address: 570 King Street
    •  Treatment for opioid addiction (painkillers such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, etc) and other substances (nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana). Offers therapy for Hepatitis C and HIV care.
  • Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM) Clinic
    • Contact: 905-378-4647 ext 49613, Self-referrals: 905-378-4647 ext 49463
    • Address: 1200 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines
    • Assessment and treatment for people with substance use disorders. May prescribe medication for substance use, withdrawal, and cravings. Offers referrals to counselling. Provides treatment or referrals for any co-occurring psychiatric issue as necessary.
  • Segue Clinics
    • Contact: 905-688-1827
    • Address: Locations in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, Grimsby, Thorold
    • Offers Methadone Maintenance and Suboxone (Buprenorphine) treatment programs for opiate based drug addiction.
  • Towards Recovery Clinic (On Trac Clinic)
    • Contact: 905-684-9339
    • Address: 369 St Paul St., St. Catharines
    • Offers methadone treatment
Hep C Testing & Treatment
  • Hep Cares, Niagara Health
    • Contact: 905-378-4647 x32552
    • Address: New Port Centre, 260 Sugarloaf Street, Port Colborne
    • The Hepatitis C Care Clinic is a part of the Addiction Services Program of Niagara Health. Can conduct Hepatitis C testing at this visit and get results in 5 – 20 minutes. Self-referrals welcome.
  • Liver Care Canada
    • Contact: 905-684-3737
    • Address: 395 Ontario St Unit 14, St. Catharines
    • Hep C & liver disease treatment
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
    • Contact: 877-937-2282
    • Address: 570 King St. Unit 2B, Welland
    • Offers testing and treatment services for Hepatitis C
Crisis & Support Lines
    • Distress Centres:
      • St. Catharines & Niagara Falls 905-688-3711
      • Welland & Port Colborne:905-734-1212
      • Grimsby & Beamsville: 905-563-6674
      • Fort Erie: 905-382-0689
    • Narcotics Anonymous: 1-888-811-3887
    • Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603
    • Mental Health and Addictions Access Line: 1-866-550-5205
    • Positive Living/StreetWorks Niagara: 905-984-8684
Shelters
Shelters
    • Abbey House
      • Contact: 905-684-9736 or email abbeyhousepd@nrnc.ca
      • Transitional housing for Indigenous women with or without children. Must have a referral from another agency. This is not an emergency shelter. Abbey House charges a pro-rated rent based on 30 per cent of the resident’s income and allows them to stay for up to three years.
      • May have work and/or goal-setting requirements.
    • Casa El Norte
      • Contact: 905-871-4483; casaelnorte281@gmail.com
      • Address: 281 Central Ave, Fort Erie
      • Shelter for Refugees
    • Canadian Mental Health Association — Niagara Branch
      • Contact: Crisis, call COAST 24/7 at 1-866-550-5205 ext. 2
      • Address: 264 Welland Avenue, Suite 103, St. Catharines – enter from Tasker St.
      • CMHA Safe Beds program offers non-medical, short-term residential services for individuals experiencing mental health crises including crisis support, counselling, safety and recovery planning, and basic living needs. Individuals must receive a referral by calling the number listed. Must be 16 or older. Disclaimer: COAST is a non-emergent mobile crisis response unit that operates in partnership with healthcare workers and the Niagara Regional Police in the event that crisis intervention is requested.
    • Emergency Seasonal Shelter
      • Contact: 211
      • Address: Westminster United Church, 180 Queenston St., St. Catharines
      • Formerly called Out Of The Cold. Emergency (overnight only) shelter for men and women operated by Start Me Up Niagara. November 1st – March 31st, though often extended past March.
      • PLEASE NOTE CONNECTION TO POLICE: Regularly invites police to the shelter and warming shelter when guests are present.
    • Gillian’s Place
      • Contact: (905) 684-8331
      • Address: 15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines
        • Emergency shelter: 5032 King Street, Beamsville
      • For women and children. Statement on their website expresses their services are welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.
      • Pets may not be allowed.
    • Matthew House
      • Contact: 905-871-6059; matthewhfe@gmail.com
      • Address: 183 Central Ave., Fort Erie
      • Shelter for Refugees
    • Nightlight Youth Shelter
      • Contact: 905-358-3678
      • Address: 5519 Ontario Ave, Niagara Falls
      • “Short Term residence is for youth who are homeless or are without secure stable housing. The residence provides youth experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter and basic needs, as well as a comprehensive support system including 24-hour staffing and intake, access to community resources and the implementation of various Development Programs.”
      • Serves Male, Female & Non-Binary youth aged 16-30
      • Pets may not be allowed.
    • Salvation Army Booth Centre
      • Contact: 905-684-7813 or email sadeskstaff@cogeco.net
      • Address: 184 Church St. St. Catharines
      • Men over age 18.
      • Pets are not allowed.
    • Safe Shelter
      • Contact: 289-267-0452
      • Address: Undisclosed location
      • Emergency shelter for women victims of Human Trafficking
    • Southridge Shelter
      • Contact: 905-682-2477
      • Address: 201 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines
      • Individuals over 18
      • The shelter is high barrier and religiously affiliated.
      • Pets are not allowed.
    • Women’s Place of South Niagara
      • Contact: 24-Hour Confidential Support Line Call/Text: 905-356-5800
      • Address: 8903 McLeod Rd, Niagara Falls
      • This is a domestic violence shelter for women (cisgender and transgender) and their children. Pets may not be allowed.
    • YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter
      • Contact:
        • Niagara Falls – 6135 Culp St., Niagara Falls, 289-267-0411
        • St. Catharines – 183 King St., St. Catharines, 905-988-3528 and dial 0
      • Emergency shelter for women and children. Pets may not be allowed.
    • YWCA Men’s & Family Shelter
      • Contact: 289-686-4466
      • Address: Howard Johnson, 8100 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
      • Emergency Shelter for Men and Families.
    • The Raft Youth Hostel
      • Contact: 905-984-4365 or 1-833-984-4365
      • Address: 17 Centre St., St. Catharines
      • Pets may not be allowed.
Housing Resources
    • Community Care
      • Contact:
        • St. Catharines: 12 North St., 905-685-1349
        • Beamsville: 4309 Central Avenue, 905-563-5822
        • Vineland: 3831 Victoria Avenue, 905-563-5822
      •  Utility assistance, food bank, some basic needs
    • Fort Erie Salvation Army
      • Contact: 905-871-1592
      • Address: 255 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie
      • Basic needs including food bank, utility program, thrift store
    • GBF Grimsby
      • Contact: 905-309-5664; info@gbfgrimsby.com
      • Address: 40 Elm Street, Grimsby
      • Food, medical, and housing support.
    • Indigenous Women’s Housing Support Program – Niagara Chapter Native Women
      • Contact: Amy: 905-871- 8770
      • May be able to assist with rent arrears, household items such as beds, dressers, appliances and emergency items for safety as needed which could include food.
    • NASO Hubs:
      • Contact: 905-932-1598
      • Locations: St. Catharines: 41 Geneva Street
        Niagara Falls: 5925 Summer St
      • Open 7 days a week, 8:30am-6:30pm for anybody experiencing homelessness who is not currently staying at a shelter and is interested in looking for housing with the help of NASO Case Managers.
    • Niagara Regional Housing
      • Contact: 905-682-9201
      • Address: Thorold: 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
      • Maintains the waitlist for affordable housing. Apply via online form. Waitlists are extremely long; in rare circumstances it is possible to get priority status.
    • Port Cares
      • Contact: 905-834-3629; portcares@portcares.ca
      • Address: 92 Charlotte St., Port Colborne
      • Food and meal programs, housing assistance, crisis support, employment support, soon to have senior housing.
    • Project Share
      • Contact: 905-357-5121
      • Address: 2-4129 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls
      • Food bank, housing connections, prescriptions, clothing, community garden, transportation, utilities. Assists with NRH housing applications and provides transportation to shelters.
    • Start Me Up Niagara
      • Contact:
        • St. Catharines: 17 Gale Crescent, 289-438-3939
        • St. Catharines: Work Action Centre: 203 Church Street, 289-438-3939
        • Niagara Falls: 4878 Jepson Street, 905-651-5722
      •  Housing help, referrals, support and resources for people experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in Niagara.
    • The Hope Centre
      • Contact: 905-788-0744; info@thehopecentre.net
      • Address: 570 King St, Welland
      • Basic needs including food bank, emergency and transitional housing, counseling, legal clinic, medical help
Religious and Spiritual Resources
  • Faith Aloud Clergy Counselling line
    • Contact: (toll free) 1-888-717-5010
    • If you have spiritual concerns about abortion or pregnancy decisions, Faith Aloud is here to walk with you. Connect to compassionate clergy and religious counselors who will listen and offer support without judgment.
  • Spiritual Resource List – Faith Aloud
    • A list of religious and spiritual resources below that you may find helpful as you navigate your pregnancy options, decisions, or experiences.
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
    • Programs, services, resources, and workshops on reproductive justice and health care through a religious lens.
Resources for Migrant Workers
  • Caribbean Workers Outreach Project
    • Contact: (905) 394-0125
    • Address: 222 Victoria Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • Social centre for Seasonal Workers in NOTL
  • Cornerstone Community Church
    • Contact: 905-468-7155
    • Address: 434 Hunter Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • Primary Care Clinics (Sundays), Farm Health Care Visits, Care Coordination, Follow-up Care, Health Promotion, Transportation Assistance, Language Interpretation
  • Migrant Farmworkers Project
    • Contact: Rev. Antonio Illas, 905-685-3500
    • Provides seasonal workers access to services for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Programs:
      • Bikes and reflective vests for farmworkers
      • Health clinic with translators
      • Clothing bank and welcome kits
      • A community meal most Sunday evenings between February to September
      • A spiritual, liturgical and pastoral care in Spanish
  • Migrant Workers Alliance
    • Member led organization of migrant farmworkers, care workers, and students working towards worker and immigration justice. Very active in Niagara.
  • Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group (NMWIG)
    • Contact: Sara Escarraga, sescarraga@positivelivingniagara.com; 905-984-8684 x126
    • Advocates and co-ordinators of support, resources and service providers to improve working and living conditions of migrant workers in Niagara. Works very closely with Positive Living Niagara.
  • Positive Living Niagara
    • Contact: Sara Escarraga (for Spanish-speaking resources), sescarraga@positivelivingniagara.com; 905-984-8684 x126
      Meagan Cook (for African, Caribbean, and Black resources), mcook@positivelivingniagara.com; 905-984-8684 x113
    • Address: 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines
    • Serving Migrant workers in prevention, education and support around HIV/AIDS, Hep C and STBBIs
  • Quest CHC Seasonal Agricultural Workers Health Program (SAWHP)
    • Contact: Moises Vasquez, 905-688-2558 x309
    • Address: 145 Queenston St., St. Catharines
    • Quest CHC’s SAWHP incorporates primary health care services, health promotion and community capacity building initiatives. All program areas were developed in collaboration with local community stakeholders. Services are currently delivered in Vineland, Virgil, Beamsville, St Catharines, Jordan and at farm/home visits.
  • Southridge Community Church
    • Contact: 905-682-9901; info@southridgechurch.ca
    • Address: 3970 Glendale Ave, Vineland
    • Hub for Seasonal Agricultural Workers to access social and health support.
  • The Farmworker Hub
    • Contact: Through Facebook (linked above) or 905-483-9717
    • Address: Gateway Community Church, 1615 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • The Farmworker Hub is a volunteer driven, grass roots initiative that provides much needed essentials to approximately 2,000 migrant agricultural workers in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We supply items such as clothing, household items, disposable masks, hand sanitizer and emergency non-perishable food items at no cost.
  • The Migrant Rights Network

    • The Migrant Rights Network is a cross-Canada alliance to combat racism and fight for migrant justice. We are a network of self-organized migrants including farmworkers, careworkers, international students, undocumented people as well as allies

Resources for Providers
Resources for Sex Workers
  • CARSA – Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
    • Contact: Crisis hotline: 905-682-4584; No crisis: 905-682-7258
    • Address: 43 Church St. Suite 503, St. Catharines
    • Free counseling services for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence at any time in their life.
    • CARSA supports sex workers in their needs and does not disclose any client information to the police or anyone else.
  • Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
    • Contact: 416-964-0150; info@maggiesto.org
    • Address: 526 Richmond St. E, Toronto
    • Programming & resources. They offer drop-in support groups for male sex workers, trans & non-binary sex workers, Indigenous sex workers, female sex workers. Inquire about joining virtually.
  • Sex Workers’ Action Program Hamilton
    • Contact: 905-865-9398
    • Address: 771 Barton Street East, Hamilton
    • Programming and resources for sex workers. Some virtual events.
  • Start Me Up Niagara Drop-in and Resource Centre
    • Contact: (905) 984-5310
    • Address: 17 Gale Crescent, St. Catharines
    •  Offers nursing services on Tuesdays and Thursdays and mental health services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, among other services at the drop-in centre.
  • Streetworks Mobile Delivery Van
    • Contact: (905) 328-6715
    • Address: 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines
    • Offers free harm reduction supplies for sex workers. Meets people where they are across the Niagara Region. The van runs Monday-Friday from 6pm-10:30pm.  The van is discrete and unmarked. Individuals may call the cell phone to talk to staff and arrange a delivery or pick-up. Only in Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Ridgeway and Crystal Beach on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
  • Westview Centre4Women
    • Contact: Jane LaVacca: 905-687-4848; Cell: 905-351-2822
    • Address: Westview Church, 124 Queenston Street, St. Catharines
    • Drop-in and support services for survival sex trade and houseless women
    • Thursday’s: 7-9pm
  • Wellness Clinic for Student Sex Workers at Brock University
    • Brock University is now offering mental health services specifically for student sex workers. Click on the link above and then click on the red umbrella on the left hand column to make a 30 minute virtual appointment with a registered psychotherapist, or click this link directly.
    • If you do not have an Ontario Health Card, you may continue with the online booking process by entering in: 000 000 0000. If you have any difficulties, please call Student Health Services at 905-688-5550 x 3243 for assistance.
  • YWCA – Sex Trade On My Terms (STOMT) Program
    • Contact: Kendra at (905) 246-4483; kcooper@ywcaniagararegion.ca
    • Niagara Falls: YWCA Emergency Shelter, 6135 Culp Street (enter at side door), Thursdays, 5:30pm-9:30pm
    • “STOMT is a weekly drop-in for women-identified individuals who engage in survival sex work. We offer sex-positive, non-judgement support in an inclusive safe space. Come and hang out and grab a meal, access community referrals and resources, clothing donations, and harm reduction supplies, or just drop by for a chat.”
Pregnancy Decision-Making Support
  • All-Options Talk Line
    • 1-888-493-0092
      Monday – Friday 10-1am, Saturday – Sunday 10-6pm EST 
    • Toll free talkline. Peer-based counseling and support for pregnancy and pregnancy decision-making, parenting, abortion, adoption, infertility or pregnancy loss. Accessible in Canada – may be asked to leave a message if someone isn’t available.
  • Choice in Health Clinic
    • Contact: 647-370-3203 to book an appointment.
    • Counselling: offers free pre- and post-abortion counselling services with a psychotherapist, available Mondays for virtual support (telephone or video conferencing) by appointment only. 
    • Health Systems Navigation: offers assistance for clients to coordinate access to services that they may not know of or have access to otherwise. Can provide referrals and information related to financial aid, finding a family doctor, counselling services, mental health supports, and much more. Appointments for this service are available Tuesday- Friday at 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. by telephone or video conference.
  • Faith Aloud Clergy Counselling line
    • Contact: (toll free) 1-888-717-5010
    • If you have spiritual concerns about abortion or pregnancy decisions, Faith Aloud is here to walk with you. Connect to compassionate clergy and religious counselors who will listen and offer support without judgment.
  • Planned Parenthood Toronto
    • Contact: (416) 961-0113 or check out appointments page for full hours. 
    • Eligibility: 13-29 years old. Free decision-making, pregnancy options, and post-abortion support with a therapist. Individual, relationship and group counselling on any topic.
  • SHORE Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo
    • Contact: (519) 743-9360; info@shorecentre.ca
    • Address: 130-235 King St. E., Kitchener, ON
    • Offers several virtual options for emotional support and pregnancy decision-making.

 

Spanish-Speaking Resources

 

We are looking for volunteer translators to help us translate these resources from English to Spanish! Please contact niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with this effort.

 

  • SHORE Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo
    • Contact: (519) 743-9360; info@shorecentre.ca
    • Address: 130-235 King St. E., Kitchener, ON
    • Offers phone consultations on pregnancy options, abortion options, and post-abortion support, and they work with a local multicultural centre to offer services in many different languages. You can book a virtual appointment using their online system here. To indicate that you will need interpretation services at your appointment, and to book offline, give them a call at the number listed above.
  • Planned Parenthood
    • Planned Parenthood (based in the U.S.) has information about options for abortion written in Spanish here.
    • They also have information about different options for pregnancy here.
    • You can call them at 1-800-230-7526 and press 2 to speak to somebody in Spanish. Please keep in mind that they are U.S. based.
  • National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada
    • Call the NAF Hotline: 1-800-772-9100 (English and Spanish)
    • NAF Canada provides funding to cover the costs associated with an abortion to eligible individuals. To be eligible, individuals must have demonstrated financial need.
    • There is a lot of additional information on their webpage linked above, such as hours of operation for the hotline and how their services work. If you are having trouble getting connected to a counselor at NAF Canada, please email niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com and we can help connect you.
  • Please email niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com to inquire about accessing full-spectrum doula services through an interpreter.

Indigenous Resources
  • Abbey House
    • Contact: 905-684-9736 or email abbeyhousepd@nrnc.ca.
    • Transitional housing for Indigenous women with or without children. Must have a referral from another agency. This is not an emergency shelter. Abbey House charges a prorated rent based on 30 percent of the resident’s income and allows them to stay for up to three years. May have work and/or goal-setting requirements.
  • De dwa da dehs nyes Aboriginal Health Centre
    • Contact: 1-877-402-4121 x555
    • Address: 145 Queenston St., St. Catharines
    • Programs include: Parents Wellbeing (Hamilton); Intergenerational Family Circle; Kids Grief and Bereavement; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Child Nutrition Program, and more.
  • First Nationals Wellness Helpline
    • Contact: 855-242-3310
    • 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention across Canada
  • Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
    • Contact: 905-871-8931; reception@fenfc.org
    • Address: 796 Buffalo Rd., Fort Erie
    • Programs include: Mental Health & Wellness; Health Outreach; Aboriginal Headstart; Under the Rainbow Childcare Centre; Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children; and more.
  • Indigenous Women’s Helpline
    • Contact: 855-554-4325
    • Culturally grounded, fully confidential, 24/7 helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.
  • Indigenous Women Rising Fund
    • Contact: Call or text 505-398-1990
    • Provides funds for Indigenous pregnant people seeking abortion services in US/Canada, requires proof of Indigenous community.
  • Native Youth Sexual Health Network
    • The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Niagara Regional Native Centre
    • Contact: 905-688-6484, reception@nrnc.ca
    • Address: 382 Airport Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    • They have many programs including Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (Age 0-1), Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am A Kind Man), Ganigohi:yo (The Good Mind), Children’s Mental Health Program, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness, and more. 
  • Niagara Chapter Native Women
    • Contact: (905) 871-8770
    • Address: 1088 Garrison Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
    • Programs include: Breaking Free from Family Violence; Youth in Transition worker; Family Wellbeing Program, and more.

If you know of any other resources/services, see any outdated information, or have had a negative experience with a particular organization or service that we should take off the list, please let us know! Email us at niagarareproductivejustice@gmail.com.