Snap Connection

Services Offered

Support for children in difficulty and for their parents and siblings:

  • 12 Week SNAP® Club
  • 12 Week SNAP® Parent Group
  • Kidz Club
  • Girls Growing Up Healthy
  • Academic tutoring
  • Individual Befriending
  • Stop Stealing Session
  • School Support
  • School Advocacy

Counselling Services:

  • family counselling
  • crisis intervention
  • making amends with victims
  • Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C)
  • community advocacy
  • long-term connections to counselling services

Transformer Club (for boys) meet after school and evenings for an hour and a half. The clubs are held once a week for 12 consecutive weeks and include a visit to a local police station.

Individual Befriending is individual contact with a supportive, caring adult mentor to stimulate recreational or community interests while reinforcing SNAP™.

Academic Tutors are available for children functioning well below grade level. Volunteers work with the children on a one on-one basis to complete homework assignments with the focus of improving overall literacy skills.

School Advocacy helps parents ensure that their children receive the best possible education. Family workers work with the parents that are experiencing difficulties with their relationship with the schools to develop plans to improve the relationship. Each teacher is contacted and informed of the program, and offered behavioural management support.

Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C) This program is provided by Hamilton Emergency Services - Fire, for children with fire involvement/ interest.

Victim Restitution encourages children to apologize to their victim and redress their mischief. An apology letter or some form of community service are typical ways we promote pro-social behaviour.

430 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K8

SNAP® Connection is a program of Banyan Community Services

SNAP® is a registered trademark owned by the Child Development Institute’s Centre for Children Committing Offences, Toronto, CANADA and is being used under licence by Banyan Community Services. For more information on the SNAP® model please see     login