The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton is a network of people that strives to provide support and social inclusion to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

We accomplish this by establishing and maintaining residential and day program services in supportive, caring environments that address individual needs.

The S.A.F.E. hub was developed by The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries in 2020 after it was identified there was a gap in services focused on sexuality, abuse prevention, parenting and education for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It was developed in collaboration with community partners, they have assisted in program development in order to meet the needs of individuals with IDD. In 2021 the S.A.F.E. hub was a successful recipient of the Salvation Army Innovations Grant, this grant was used to focus on providing educational opportunities. In 2023 the SAFE hub received a second innovations grant to support the continuation and growth of the S.A.F.E hub program with an emphasis on service users developing social connections.


Some of the programs developed thus far include but are not limited to; the Healthy Relationship groups, Internet Safety Part 1 (general internet safety knowledge) and Part 2 (social media and online dating), Fast friends (generate opportunities for social connection). Upcoming programming plans for 2024 will focus on human trafficking, parenting and sexual health.

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating in our groups or becoming a community partner please connect with HamiltonLM.SafeHub

Full Time Staff

Email Caitlin Donaldson For more information!

Upcoming Events

Please note all events take place at 333 King Street East unless otherwise stated.

  • Healthy Relationships Group: Thursdays starting January 25th – February 29 1pm-3pm
  • Sex Ed 101 – Anatomy and STIs: Friday February 2nd, 2024 1pm-3pm
  • Sex Ed 101 – Birth Control: Friday February 9, 2024 1pm-3pm
  • FAST Friends Connections: Friday February 23rd, 2024 2pm-4pm
  • Internet Safety Part 1: Friday March 1st, 2024 1pm-3pm
  • Internet Safety Part 2: Friday March 8th, 2024 1pm-3pm
  • Internet Safety Part 3: Friday March 15th, 2024 1pm-3pm
  • FAST Friends Springtime: Thursday March 21st, 2024 2pm-4pm
  • Internet Safety Part 4: Friday March 22nd, 2024 1pm-3pm

Camp Smores n' Snores 2023!

Last week was the first Camp S’mores & Snores in person at Jackson’s Point since 2019! The 4 year wait certainly contributed to a great deal of excitement, and we can confidently say that each camper had the time of their lives throughout the week!

We want to send a huge shout out to all the staff members who took a chance and stepped out of their comfort zone to make this magical week happen. 

Camp S’mores & Snores wouldn’t exist without the amazing campers who came out and brought such wonderful energy to every moment of the week! Believe us when we say that all of the work was worth it when we saw the sheer joy and love of adventure in each participant.

On My Way!

Our new On My Way project pairs the developmentally disabled individuals we support with Hamilton artists who help them create a shareable expression of their needs and goals. For David,  that means collaborating with artist and author to create a written and graphic narrative that will be printed  for his caregivers and loved ones to have and refer to. Using art as a means of communication helps David on his way to a more fulfilling life! Stay tuned for more On My Way collaborations and stories throughout 2024!.

We are 40!

The salvation Army Lawson Ministries in Hamilton is turning 40 this year!  In June, we held a small gathering to acknowledge this milestone and here is a pic of many of the members of the Lawson family!   We are so proud of the work all of our staff have done over the years to provide support to individuals in the Hamilton community with disabilities.  Stay tuned for more pictures from the event and dont forget to follow us on instagram for all the latest Lawson news! 


We’re in Hamilton

Some of the Services we are proud to offer to adults with developmental disabilities are STRIVE at Home, CAT – Community access to transportation, and residential supports.

Lets Ride

Some of the Services we are proud to offer to adults with developmental disabilities are STRIVE at Home, CAT – Community access to transportation, and residential supports.