Our Mission


Providing tangible, compassionate assistance and care to those in the Guelph community and abroad through immediate relief and ongoing support with the goal of a greater level of independence.

This video showcases Jaya James, Executive Director, and Gillian Cornell, Immediate Relief Manager, of Lakeside HOPE House in Guelph



Our Core Values


Dignity – We acknowledge the inherent dignity and worth of every human being.
– We treat everyone in a compassionate, dignified manner, no matter their current challenges and needs.
– We encourage individuals and families to grow in a safe and caring environment by recognizing their inherent dignity and worth.




What we do…


  • Immediate Relief
  • Ongoing Support
  • Community Projects

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 community members to maintain their dignity and choice, while simultaneously providing them with tactile skills developed in a community environment; it is not about a hand-out but rather offering people a hand-up, creating long-term skills that facilitate self-sufficiency.




Where are we?


HOPE House is located in the Guelph downtown core at 10 Cork St. East, which enables us to meet many of the inner city needs. With 18,000 square feet of usable space, HOPE House is a significant care centre in the Guelph community. Our facilities include a large gymnasium, a large auditorium/cafe, two kitchens and many offices and meeting rooms. An accessible entrance and elevator are located at our Church Lane entrance.



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