Welcome to AY

AY recognizes that treatment for youth must consider their cognitive, emotional and social development and be aware of the impact that alcohol and other drugs have on mental health and the normal transition to adulthood.

The philosophy of AY is that treatment must be customized to meet individual needs and respect client choice.

With Alternatives for Youth you can expect a positive, recovery-oriented experience that is strength-based and inclusive.  Our services use treatment approaches that are modelled after best practices in substance use and addiction. 

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Contact Us

38 James Street South, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4W6
Phone: (905) 527-4469
Fax: (905) 527-8291
E-mail:   admin@ay.on.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

An intake worker is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm at the main office to provide information, consultation and to schedule an appointment. Evening appointments available.

AY Referral Form

Do you think you or somebody you know could benefit from AY services? You can make a referral online using the form below.

    Referred by:

    Name of Referrer (if applicable):

    Telephone Number (if applicable):

    Organization (if applicable):

    Is this person aware of your referral?

    Have they agreed to be contacted?

    Person's Name:

    Date of Birth (yyyy/mm/dd):

    Telephone Number:

    Email Address:

    Can they be reached by text?



    Reason for Referral:

    We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we are located is  situated upon traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. The territory is mutually covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. Today, this is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on their territory.