Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family

Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family is a not-for-profit community service that responds to the challenges faced by children and teens with special needs and their families. 

We offer programs that provide respite and opportunities for fun and friendship with peers and volunteers in the community.  

Would you like to spend some time with a child or teenager with special needs?  Do you know someone who might benefit from our services?  Contact us! 

Check out our web-site to find out more about us, keep in touch with us on Facebook, and take a look at our blog to see what we've been up to!


Great News!                                                            EAF has gone global!

To view our website in your language of choice, open it in Google,scroll across the Google toolbar to the word "Translate" where you see the "blue A"  

Click on the word  "Translate".

Scroll  down to the list of Language Options and choose the appropriate language from the list ...... Enjoy!!



 The Christmas season is fast approaching, and we would like to make sure everyone has a wonderful Christmas with their family! If you find that Christmas is a time where your family struggles financially please register with the city of Hamilton for some extra help!http://www.hamilton.ca/HealthandSocialServices/SocialServices/Christmas-Registry.htm

Are you a compassionate, caring individual who has some time to share in friendship with a child who has special needs?

Extend-A-Family needs you!

We are looking for new members for our volunteer Board of Directors. If you have an interest in giving some time to guiding a great organization that serves the needs of special needs children in the Hamilton area, please e-mail your resume to gpeso2000@yahoo.ca for consideration. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. 

Consider volunteering as a Buddy or a Recreation Program Support Volunteer or get the whole family involved!

Become a Host Family and share special outings with a deserving child.

    Complete and submit the on-line Volunteer Application above today!


    Registered Charitable Number 11895 1557 RR0001 


"Hamilton & district Extend-A-Family, a non-profit community service, provides social opportunities and frienships to children with special needs while providing respite to their familes."