COVID-19 Update


in the time of COVID


Our Self-CARE project was our way of creating some sunshine in the difficult first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The individuals we support were provided with a personalized package of self-care items tailored to their needs and interests, including art and journal supplies. We’re proud to be sharing our clients’ drawings and thoughts through a poster display on the windows of our Paparella Innovative Arts building in Central Hamilton.

ALL non essential programs and services are on hold until further notice.  These include the following

  • CPS/FFS – 533 Main St E is also closed
  • PIAC 333 King St E
  • Community Access to Transportation – 333 King St staff office to remain open
  • ALL Passport services

Our essential residential services will remain operational with strict precautionary measures taken to ensure the safety of our clients and our staff.  This will continue to be a top priority at all essential sites.

The Caledonia Thrift store has closed under the stay at home order but is working on launching an on-line website. Stay tuned.

We continue to work with our trainers to develop methods of continuing training in a safe manner.  Information regarding upcoming NVCI and First Aid classes will be available soon.

All team meetings, committee meetings, Christian Education  are available via ZOOM.   STRIVE is also offering online programs.  Contact Lauren Roberge for more information.   

Employees who have traveled internationally will not be permitted to return to work until they have been symptom-free for 14 days following their return to the country. Please contact Deanna Finch-Smith directly if you have been out of the country to make arrangements. 

The social media accounts for Lawson Ministries will remain active with updates.  Links can be found at the bottom of this page.

Essential visits are on hold during the stay at home order.

We are continuing to monitor this situation with extreme caution.   We will continue to provide a clean and safe environment.  Our goal remains to keep everyone safe and healthy as possible.