Camp Maple Leaf
Camp Maple Leaf provides a residential camping experience to children facing economic or social barriers.
Banyan Clinical services, a member of the Banyan Group of programs, providing support and counselling services within Banyan Community Services. We provide increasingly diverse, innovative, evidence-based services to our clients including children, and families.
Banyan’s clinical team includes registered psychologists, social workers and clinicians that have extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, counseling and consultation.
East Kiwanis Community Centre
Working in conjunction with the Hamilton District Catholic School Board, and with financial support from the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East, the Banyan Non-Profit Management Services has undertaken the facility management and development of the former St. Helen’s School at 785 Britannia Avenue. The East Kiwanis Community Centre is a resource in the McQuesten neighbourhood. It provides access to space for service partners who are focussed on making The McQuesten Neighbourhood the best place to raise a child.
Banyan’s Foster Care Program is focussed on high risk children from regional Children’s Aid Societies.
Our foster families work closely with the foster children to develop their individual capacities to make good choices, stay in school, and develop a network of peers that promote positive social interaction. Our foster children attend community schools and participate in many community recreation and leisure activities. Our Support Worker has developed a number of cognitive programs, recreation activities, and case management strategies and works closely with the foster family and child to stabilize and maintain the placement with a view to the ensuring long-term success of the relationship.
George R. Force Group Home –16 bed open custody/detention home (Hamilton)
Arrell Youth Centre –30 bed secure custody/detention program (Hamilton)
Peninsula Youth Centre –32 bed secure custody/detention program (Niagara)
Banyan’s youth justice residential programs (George R. Force Group Home, Arrell Youth Centre, Peninsula Youth Centre) are designed for boys between the ages of twelve and eighteen who have been charged or found guilty of an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
We provide programs and services for young people who:
Our programs and services:
Youth Justice Intervention Program (Hamilton and Niagara)
Banyan’s Youth Justice Intervention Program, in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Probation Services, provides reintegration and intervention supports to young people who have been in conflict with the law. The program assists these young people in identifying resources to meet their housing, employment, education, and health needs. Our staff maintain contact with the young people to help them successfully re-establish themselves as part of the community.
Banyan's Grocer-Ease program provides a grocery shopping and delivery service for elderly, unwell, or disabled persons who are unable to get out and purchase their own groceries.
SNAP® (STOP NOW AND PLAN) is a program that teaches participants to regulate their anger by stopping their actions, thinking and planning positive alternatives before they act impulsively. Boys (between the ages of 8 & 12) and their families participate through the Under 12 Outreach Program (SNAP® for Boys). Girls and their families participate through the Girls Connection (SNAP® for Girls).
Youth Court Mental Health Service
Banyan Community Services, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health – Hamilton Branch have embarked on a Youth Justice Services community based initiative. We work with transitional aged youth (16-17) who are involved in the youth court criminal justice system and presenting with mental health issue. Through establishing effective linkages between the individual young people, the youth justice court (including the Crown and defence counsel) and appropriate youth justice resources, we function as a short term bridge between these systems, and divert the youth from the courts. The Youth Court Mental Health Program establishes protocols and best practises to ensure the effective rehabilitation and reintegration of the referred young people.