Helping to meet people’s need, and doing what we can — to Grow Hope.
Who We Are
We are a non-profit, charitable organization providing social services to those in our community who are at risk and in need, regardless of age, abilities, cultural origin, education, faith, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Since opening our doors in 2012 we have developed a wide range of programs and services filling the diverse needs in our Community.
Our Staff & Volunteers
Amazing, Giving, Kind & Talented people with a desire to help
To help families and individuals to succeed with dignity and purpose
Everyday people who just need a little help to get by
To never stop caring about those with a need and to make a difference in our city
Donor Support & Event Planning
Kim has been working at the Dream Center since July 2015. In addition to her Donor Support & Event Planning role she also coordinates groups that come in to do various work bees at the Dream Center as well as works in the Blue Door food pantry on Tuesdays. She is please that we are able to help ease some of the food insecurity people face, and that because of the Food Pantry people can access food that they might not be able to afford.
Brenda has been volunteering at the Dream Center for 10 years. Her first role was answering phones. She then took on the responsibility of inputting stats and data, and from there it kept going. Brenda wears many hats. She coordinates the income tax clinic appointments and food hamper distribution. She also monitors the supply of food on hand. If we are getting low she is the person that lets the community groups, local churches and businesses know that we need help filling the shelves again.
How We Began
The Hamilton Dream Center was founded by Pastors Ace and Joy Clarke. The saw a need for change in Hamilton with high crime rates, “crack central” neighbourhoods, food insecurity and so many other problems. Their belief that restoring hope to individuals plays a major role in improving peoples lives and thereby reducing crime, addiction and poverty. In 2012 it was incorporated as a Registered Canadian Charity serving all individuals and families in need.