Programs

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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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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Martha: February Volunteer of the Month

Martha came to HOPE House just shy of three years ago as a Circles® Leader where she shares she has made many great connections. Circles® is a community based initiative that pairs Leaders (community members looking to lead their families out of poverty) with Allies (people of middle or upper income) in order to build intentional […]

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Meet Wendy Noll: Welcoming Streets Peer Outreach Worker

Meet Wendy Noll, the Welcoming Streets Peer Outreach Worker for the downtown core in Guelph. Wendy has been working in the field of addiction personally and professionally for over 20 years. As part of the mental health outreach team in Hamilton, she did the van needle exchange program. She also worked some weekend contract work […]

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September Volunteer of the Month – Allan Kaastra

  An Interview with Allan Kaastra, Lead Farmer – Harvest of HOPE   1.What brought you to HOPE House?   My wife Shiona and I had volunteered for a number of years downtown Guelph prior to HOPE House initiating. When the doors first opened at HOPE House, we felt it was good opportunity for us […]

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MAZON Canada grants $1000 to Food Market

We are thrilled that the MAZON Canada’s Allocations Committee has awarded HOPE House a 2018 grant of $1000 to support our Food Market!   MAZON Canada raises funds primarily within the Jewish community and distributes them to both Jewish & non-Jewish front-line food projects across the country.   At HOPE House we believe in both […]

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Weaving Yarn(s), Weaving Community

The HOPE House Yarn & Yap group is far more than a space to learn crochet. The people who come together to create purposeful works such as baby blankets, tea towels, and warm winter toques are connecting as a micro-community. They inform, support, problem solve, listen, and share their stories with one another. A simple […]

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The Reality of the Christmas Season

Imagine a family—a family struggling in poverty—who have to sacrifice any kind of celebration so that they can make sure their most basic needs are met. They don’t have presents under their tree—if they have a tree at all— no turkey dinner waiting for them to be shared together. All these families have is a […]

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