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Rant Maggie Rant is coming to HOPE House

Attracting fans and critics alike with their energetic vibe, the award-winning Rant Maggie Rant (RMR) is now preparing to embark on their 6th annual Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration! tour with an upcoming performance at Guelph’s Hope House on November 28, 2014 to spread a little Celtic Christmas cheer. This is a benefit concert […]

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Building Health and HOPE: Jen’s Story

Two years ago, Jen was in a desperate place. Struggling in addiction, living in poverty and chained by destructive relationships, Jen was dependent, unhealthy and very nearly hopeless. In January 2013 Jen’s family turned her out of their house due to her addiction and Jen was rendered homeless; she knew she needed to change her […]

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Packing Confidence

Children and adults eagerly waiting together for special parcels that will unimaginable joy to faces young and old. Each of these packages put together with love and full to the brim with treats and surprises. The hurried squeals that happen as these parcels are opened; it felt like Christmas had come early to HOPE House, […]

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Griefwalk Coming to HOPE House

HOPE House is excited to announce that we are now partnering with Griefwalk to offer bereavement support to clients and community members who are working through their grief. Griefwalk provides a safe place for individuals to cope with life’s losses and offers assistance through a community of peer support and trained facilitators who understand loss. […]

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Summer Lovin’

For most of us, the summer months come with great relief. Life seems to slow down a little, we are able to take that deep breath that we’ve seemed to be holding during the busy winter and spring. Vacation is often on the horizon and we plan for our holidays with gusto. We soak up […]

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Race Day

Race Day is always a nerve-wracking day. From hauling a bus-load of excited children, to then mixing that group with 700 other kids between the ages of 8-12, to anxiously waiting at the finish line to see when the kids are going to cross– the nerves of our leaders and volunteers are always a little […]

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Pure, Simple HOPE

It’s fresh, simple, pure and 100% natural. It’s dye-free, detergent free, wonderfully moisturizing and full of essential oils. All that and it still smells great and is made locally. It ticks all the boxes for making it a naturally (no pun intended) trending product in Guelph, and to top it all of it’s helping do […]

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Who Are You Walking For?

On February 22 we, as the Guelph community, have the opportunity to come together and walk in Coldest Night of the Year. This event raises funds and awareness for the hurting, hungry and homeless across Canada. While we can all agree this is a great cause for many it is much more personal—it’s the story […]

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Bundle Up–It’s Cold Out There!

Well it’s that time of year again; time to slip on your running shoes and find your warmest mitts and hat and get ready to walk. On Saturday, February 22, Guelph will once again participate in the Coldest Night of the Year–a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and […]

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Christmas Hampers: Update and “Thank You’s”

Once again this Christmas Season saw Christmas Hampers in full swing at HOPE House. With months of prep work, a dedicated staff team, and with the help of some amazing community partners, we were able to package and deliver over 370 Christmas Hampers to families in need; each one containing the fixings of a wonderful […]

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