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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For adult services please contact Developmental Services Ontario at 1-877-376-4674 or 905-297-5604 or email at
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News & Views
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
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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.