Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services, operating under Lynwood Charlton Centre, was established in 1976 as a direct response to the needs of our community.

About the Program

Thrive is part of an integrated network of children and youth mental health services in Hamilton.

Thrive became incorporated in 1999 (as the Community Child Abuse Council) and is currently a federally registered, charitable, community-based organization, governed by a diverse voluntary Board of Directors.

We are very grateful for the funding received through a combination of government funds, foundations, grants, private donors, and fundraising activities.

Services are aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children. This is accomplished by providing assessment and trauma treatment services, as well as prevention and educational programs, for young people who have been sexually abused, are involved in intrafamilial sexual abuse (children and youth within the same family), or those who have concerning sexualized behaviours.

In addition, Thrive also provides specialized services to address the unique needs of refugee and immigrant young people and their families experiencing trauma symptoms or significant acculturation stress, as well as Black and Indigenous young people and their families.


If you are interested in a service provided through Thrive, there may be a referral process. Please contact Access & System Navigation (ASN) through the link or call ASN at (905) 389-1361.

ASN is the single point of access for children and youth mental health services in the Hamilton area starting January 1, 2024.

Program Location

  • Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services
  • 460 Main Street East, Ste 201
    Hamilton, ON, L8N 1K4