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The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London, England, by a husband and wife team, William & Catherine Booth. In 1890, the original vision of of sharing the gospel was enlarged to meet the urgent social needs of the day. Today, The Salvation Army is an international movement and is an evangelical branch of the Christian Church. It reaches out to all, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or age, in the name of Jesus Christ.



The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries main office is located at 533 Main St. E., in central/east Hamilton. We are a community-based, residential support program designed to support adults with dual diagnosis including developmental disabilities and psychiatric issues.

Lawson Lodge Programs was established in 1982. In July of 1998, the program name was changed to The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton.

Programs include supported independent living, shared group living, apartment programs, and an individualized day program called STRIVE. We also support a few individuals in an outreach capacity who live independently in their own apartments. The majority of our programs are located in West Hamilton.



The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton is commited to establishing a network of people who strive to provide support to families through: Residential and Day program services for people with developmental disabilities by establishing and maintaining a supportive and caring environment.



The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


We believe in:
1.) Providing enriching environments in the community.
2.) Developing support to assist each individual to attain their fullest potential.
3.) Providing individual services, developed by the person and their family, in conjunction with support staff.
4.) Assisting people in developing support networks within their social and spiritual community.
5.) Providing services in an equitable and flexible manner.

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The Salvation Army
Lawson Ministries Hamilton
533 Main St E



Phone: (905)527-6212
Fax: (905)527-1377