Author Archive: Kimberly Lyons

Meet Jackie Keenan: Gift in Kind Coordinator

“What stands out is probably being brought up in a single parent household. Experiencing poverty impacted my life”.   So starts the story of Jackie, our Gift in Kind Coordinator and the newest member of our team here at HOPE House. Previously, Jackie was a Child and Youth Worker who worked in residential treatment with […]

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Walkers Raise $75,335 During Coldest Night of the Year!

The energy was tangible as over 250 people gathered together in the Guelph Armoury on the evening of February 24. The regiment bustled about, assisting with sound and chairs, working tirelessly to ensure that the Coldest Night of the Year event went off without a hitch.    Dozens of volunteers greeted teams of participants while […]

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HOPE House public statement of commitment to Indigenous inclusion and safety

  HOPE House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected. We offer services and programs that challenge the stigmas surrounding poverty and allow our clients to maintain their dignity and choice, while simultaneously providing them with tactile, long-term skills developed in a community environment.   […]

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Sherwin-Williams Transforms HOPE House

  HOPE House is delighted to share that we were chosen as this year’s Sherwin-Williams “Paint the Community” beautification project! On Monday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 23rd, their managers from all over Canada swept in and took over our entire café and lounge! With the help of a generous donation of brand new ladders from […]

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Meet Kendra Cooke: Social Service Worker

  Kendra Cooke’s story of coming to HOPE House begins with her love of singing. It seems unlikely, true, but upon joining the Guelph acapella singing organization, The Over Tones, she was introduced to the Executive Director of Michael’s House, a fellow member of the chorus. Kendra was in university at this time, studying international […]

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