Focus is a charitable organization #371 that provides a support system for those with Substance Use Disorder.

Focus was created in the spring of 1993, and was founded by two addiction counsellors who recognized a gap in the “helping services” system. The program’s education and training efforts commenced in August of 1993 at the Salvation Army’s Shelter located on North Street in Hamilton. .


We believe in encouraging clients to take personal responsibility for their well-being and recovery. We encourage the participation of all clients so that the power of the group will enhance individuals recovery. We respect and protect client confidentiality. We are committed to best practices through on-going training for staff, board members and volunteers.

Our Mission

To restore the dignity and self-respect for those with substance use disorder and may have lost hope.

Our Vision

To be the agency of choice for those persons wishing to overcome their addiction.

Our Goal

To lead persons with substance use disorder from addiction to  sobriety, while rebuilding healthier families and communities.