If you need legal help check out the services below for the one that best suits your needs.

ARCH Disability Law Centre: A specialty community legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of people with disabilities in Ontario. ARCH provides legal services to help Ontarians with disabilities live with dignity and participate fully in our communities.

Elizabeth Fry Society (Southern Ontario Region): Providing support for women who are, have been or are at risk of being in conflict with law. They are the only social service agency in Hamilton, Kitchener, Niagara, and Brantford with a specific mandate to provide programs and services for and about women in conflict with the law. They offer individual and group services, crisis intervention, release planning, court support, referrals, and community education.

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic: This non-profit community legal clinic serves low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing ‘traditional’ poverty law services including legal advice and referrals and legal representation, the Clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.

Hamilton Interval House, Jared’s Place Legal Resource Centre: A place for women who have experienced domestic abuse and are going through legal system(s).  Their Legal Advocate can provide support, information, advocacy and referrals on a variety of legal topics. She assists women in navigating through legal systems (family, criminal, child welfare, housing), creating safety plans, preparing documents and attending court and other legal appointments with women. She is not a lawyer and she is not a paralegal.

Justice for Children and Youth: Legal services for young people under 18 and homeless youth under 25 in Ontario.

Legal Aid Ontario: Get legal aid help in over 200 languages at 1-800-668-8258 toll-free (or 416-979-1446 in Toronto).  Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Best time to call: 9 to 10 a.m.