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$300,000 Donation from RBC Helps Hamilton’s Youth to Navigate the Mental Health Care System

Meet Jackie Hames. She’s a Transition Coach at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Youth Wellness Centre (YWC). The YWC is on the second floor of the historic Pigott Building in Hamilton’s downtown core. Bright, accessible, and inclusive, it’s a space where youth aged 17 to 25 can seek support for mental health or substance use issues,… Continue reading $300,000 Donation from RBC Helps Hamilton’s Youth to Navigate the Mental Health Care System

‘You’re so deserving of love and you have so much to offer’

Sarah grew up with abuse and neglect. It caused her to develop an anxiety disorder as a child. After standing up against her mistreatment, she sought help from the Youth Wellness Centre (YWC). The YWC helped her find an apartment, provided her with emergency funding, and made sure she got the mental health care she needed. Sarah is now doing well, receiving successful therapy and serving on the Youth Council, advocating for mental health services and accessibility in the city.
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