Tagged: “community”

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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Harvest of HOPE Story – Bayer Group

Food security is a basic human right. Guelph has the means to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food for their families; however, people in our community are having to choose between feeding their family healthy food or more cost-effective food that does not necessarily provide the nutritional benefits that are needed in order […]

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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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Trauma and the Role of Community

  Trauma can be defined as an event or events that when witnessed or experienced evoke horror, hopelessness and fear of imminent bodily harm and/or death.  These events include circumstances such as:  sexual assault, domestic violence, war, torture, and child abuse.   A traumatized person experiences many aspects of profound harm, but perhaps the most […]

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Pam’s Story of Loss to HOPE: “I Get Back Me”

  You know when Pam Urry has arrived at HOPE House! Her presence is big, her laugh is infectious, and people love to be around her! Pam is the founder of the HOPE Stylin’ Hair Salon where she volunteers her time every Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. She has an incredible story to share, one […]

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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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Edu-Kitchen Profile: Making a Ragout

Check out what our newest staff member, Victoria Kinlin-Hynes, has to say about her Edu-Kitchen experience from last week. Hi everyone, my name is Victoria, and I am HOPE House’s newest staff member. A little bit about me; I love coffee, chocolate, dogs and salsa dancing. Being new to HOPE House, I really wanted to […]

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