D.A.R.E.(Determined Adults Reading and Education)

The DARE program was started in the year 2007 with the goal of providing and enhancing literacy skills for adults with developmental disabilities.  Furthermore, to develop necessary skills to eventually attain employment and independence in the community.

D.A.R.E. provides individualised lessons for the students on a one-on-one basis.  Skills acquired through lessons range from reading and math to computers and spelling.  It all depends on the goals of the student!  There are also group computer lab classes where students can learn basic computer skills. The Juchniewicz DARE Learning Centre is equipped with a computer lab and a library. Essentially, the DARE program strives to enrich its students with literacy skills that they will be able to use in the community at-large.

For more information on how to join or to volunteer
please contact:
 Ruby Gill

D.A.R.E program Case Manager
Telephone-905-527-6212 x226
Email: rupindergill@lawsonministries.org


L4L (Learning for Life)


Learning for Life started as a pilot project in September 2005, with the goal of becoming an ongoing program through the Lawson Ministries in Hamilton and Mohawk College.

The mandate of the Learning for Life program is simple: to assist young adults with developmental disabilities with the transition from high school into the community through education, support and the creation of opportunities. Students attend classes at Mohawk College with the support of a Mohawk College student placement volunteer trained by our staff to assist as needed.  The success of the Learning for Life program depends on the ongoing support and commitment of community partners. The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries is continuously looking for sponsors, employment opportunities for participants and post-secondary schools in order to facilitate the continuation and growth of the Learning for Life program.

For more Information on becoming a Mohawk College student, L4L  volunteering  or to get involved, please contact: