The Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton was founded in 1990. By August of 1991, the Beth Tikvah Foundation opened its six (6) bedroom home in Westdale area of Hamilton. The need for specialized accommodations for individuals with developmental disabilities was great and continues to be great. In a multi-cultural community the Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton continues to be the only agency providing services to individuals with the focus on the individual’s culture, religion and history that is not the mainstream Christian Anglo-Saxon. The Beth Tikvah residence is an Orthodox Jewish home that strictly follows the rules of kashrut, but one does not have to be Jewish to live or work there. The Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton has developed an expertise in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities with cultural sensitivity as the primary focus of service delivery. In the last dozen or so years it has built a reputation in the community as providing extremely high standard of services.
In the past three years, Beth Tikvah has expanded from one location, six supported individuals and five members of staff to five locations, nineteen supported individuals and nearly forty members of staff. We are committed to increasing our ability to support individuals with developmental disabilities in the Hamilton area, and look forward to continuing to grow and expand our services.
Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton currently operates 4 locations that support individuals around the clock. These locations support the individuals with all activities of daily living.
Individuals with disabilities who are also from diverse cultures are significantly hampered in realizing outcomes of full participation in all aspects of society due to a host of barriers. The Outreach Program is designed to have individuals with a developmental disability socialize with others who themselves have developmental issues
How to Access Services offered by Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton
The Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton is a contributing agency in the Central Point of Access within the Hamilton region. Requests for service are accessed through Contact Hamilton for Children’s and Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) for adults. Contact Hamilton provides information about the local services and serves as the “central access point” for the adult development services and supports provided in Hamilton.
Anyone can call Contact Hamilton. This includes the individual requesting service, a family member, school personnel, physician, or community agency. The person in need of services will need to meet the provincial eligibility criteria for developmental services.
If you have a question or a concern, or wish to speak with someone directly, please call Contact Hamilton for Children services at 905-570-8888 or email them at . For adult services please contact Developmental Services Ontario at 1-877-376-4674 or 905-297-5604 or email at
To view Contact Hamilton’s Website please click the following link:
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Employment with Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton
Since 1991, Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton has been providing services for people with developmental disabilities.
We recognize that our successes can only happen with the assistance of our most valued resources, our employees. We are committed to hiring, retaining and recognizing the commitment and dedication of our qualified staff, and the expertise and passion they bring to the organization and the field of Developmental Disabilities.
Join us in the field of Developmental Disabilities. Our work is satisfying, full of variety and especially rewarding whether we share laughter or celebrate an achievement with an individual we support. We work alongside our individuals to help promote their independence and dignity.
Career Building Opportunities
Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton offers a wide range of part-time and full-time opportunities with a compensation package. We strongly believe in professional development of our employees through extensive employer paid training. In addition, we make every effort to promote from within so that our employees can strive to build meaningful careers. We generally hire part-time staffing, and promote from within the agency.
Current Employment Opportunities
Now hiring Part-Time Support Workers
We typically seek applicants with at least one (1) year of professional experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities; who also possess post-secondary education in the field of Social Services or other related fields.
Beth Tikvah is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, please note that only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:
Your skills, experiences and interests can be used to help enrich the lives of those people we support. There are numerous ways in which we depend on the citizens of our community.
- befriending a person we serve;
- sharing time and talents to help an individual pursue his/her talents;
- helping create opportunities for a person to pursue day interests (e.g. volunteer themselves);
- assisting with recreational activities;
- contributing to the resources needed by offering donations of finance, and/or services in kind;
- helping with special events; volunteering on a committee
Members of our community are a vital resource.
If you can help, please contact Olthia Adili or Chris Barone
Board Member Nominations
Would you like to become a member of Beth Tikvah’s Board of Directors?
Click on the link below to see more information about this great opportunity
Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton will work with families to administer the direct funding they receive from either the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) or the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS). We will work with you to manage your funding and you can also use your funding to purchase service from Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton. Please contact our office at 905-523-0411 or , if you would like to discuss your direct funding and learn more about how we could help.
Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton is a charitable, non-profit agency. Much of the money needed to provide services comes from the Ministry of Community and Social Services. In addition, we depend on donations from the community to address the outstanding needs such as housing.
Donations are most appreciated. Financial contributions are welcomed at any time. Cheques can be made payable to "Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton". All donations over $10.00 will be eligible for a tax deductible receipt.
Beth Tikvah Foundation operates three projects: Beth Tikvah Residences, Beth Tikvah Supported Independent Living and the Beth Tikvah Outreach Support Project. Funding sources for these projects include the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, UJA Hamilton and private donations.
Please consider helping our organization with a donation.