Author Archive: Kimberly Lyons

Gabrielle: September Volunteer of the Month

Gabby is a model problem solver and is excellent at putting in place personal & professional boundaries. We are fortunate to have her on our volunteer team in the HOPE Stylin’ Clothing Market!   Gaby, what brought you to HOPE House?   I moved here and I’d never lived on my own. I had nothing. […]

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Overdose Awareness Day: Remembering Those We’ve Lost

The staff and community members at HOPE House support and love folks who are dependent on substances.   Today we attended Overdose Awareness Day, just a 20 second walk from our location in the heart of downtown Guelph. Overdose and addiction affects us all and the ripple effect is tremendous. The quality of speakers and […]

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IG Wealth Management: August Volunteers of the Month

We love the folks at IG Wealth Management! They show up again and again to volunteer at and/or sponsor our weekly Community Breakfast alongside Community Living Guelph Wellington (pictured above).  They’ve helped at multiple events and they’re all around supportive and enthusiastic! What brought you to HOPE House?   Marissa Teeter IG/SVP invited us to […]

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Acupuncture at HOPE House? You bet!

Meet Bonnie Adams – a registered acupuncturist in Guelph, and a cherished volunteer here at HOPE House.   Bonnie, what brought you to HOPE House?   Last summer, I was working at a booth at the Wednesday market in the square downtown. The clinic I work at was marketing our services and I was offering […]

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Ame: Resident artist & baby whisperer

Ame Papatsie is a resident artist here at HOPE House. Always a friendly face, Ame can often be found creating art with other community members and children or peacefully rocking babies in his arms while their parents shop or take a break to socialize. Baby whisperer is a term of endearment often associated with Ame.  […]

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Come Together to Fight Hunger

The 2019 Give 30 campaign for Guelph which supports HOPE House runs now until August 31, 2019.   There are many ways to raise funds to give. For example, if you’re fasting for Ramadan, tally up your lunch and coffee money saved during the month and give that amount. Or, if you’re not fasting, brown […]

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Collaboration is key to excellent service provision. 

There are so many exciting collaborations happening at HOPE House, created to benefit community members!   We think you’ll be amazed at the variety and quality of services being provided to us by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and by volunteers like John and Bonnie. Please join us in celebrating their gifts and talents.   Meet Jackie, […]

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