To our Donors,
On behalf of Home Suite Hope (HSH), the Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers and our Participants, please accept our sincerest thanks for your gracious and generous support. The commitment of giving makes a fundamental difference to the work that we can do in helping families facing the devastation of homelessness and we are grateful for your steadfastness.
Unfortunately, like many other Canadian suburbs, the Region of Halton is seeing the greatest increase in homelessness in single parent families. HSH is responding to this reality. In the last year we have expanded the human capital of the agency to hire three (3) part-time program staff, replacing two full-time positions. This has resulted in the agency now having over 50 years combined social work, clinical and case management experience. With the expertise of the new program staff, HSH has completed an exhaustive “overhaul” of its service delivery and is building a “best of class” family service model.
The contributions of our donors go directly to the program service that we can offer our families, most particularly in the development of a highly individualized and holistic plan that is catered to the specific needs of each family. With your support, we are working with families to build a plan in which they can reach stability and move themselves forward with hope and dignity. Through the expertise of our program team, a highly integrated family plan is developed that leverages the skills of HSH staff, but also connects our families with all the best services within our community, including health, dental, counseling, employment, education, legal, parenting skills, childcare, communication skills, wellness, etc.
With this new family model now developed, HSH proudly commenced new family intakes for January 2012. At August 2012, all HSH suites are filled by families under the new program model. HSH expects to service approximately 10-12 single parents and 16-20 children this year under the new program model. This also includes the additional expansion that will occur this year with at least one family accommodation in Burlington, Ontario. There are so many exciting ways that the work of HSH – and by extension your kind support – is transforming lives.
Thank you again, so very much, for the support of our donors. We could not meet our mission and vision without you.
Leadership Donors (Gifts of $1,000+)
Joanne Peters and Michael Bowick
Janice and John Ghent
Ann and Glen Herring
Dr. Frank Invidiata (In Memoriam)
Christine and Dwight Lacey