Program Purpose:


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  • Homward Bound Halton works with homeless or inadequately housed mother-led families
  • Provides a two-year college education in a marketable skill at a fully-accredited institution
  • Provides structured, goal oriented case management support
  • Includes supports from an Industry Council with representatives from multiple business sectors

Education Program Model

Modeled on Woodgreen Community Services highly successful program in Toronto, Homeward Bound Halton is a uniquely transformational, coordinated service delivery model that brings together the key supports families need to become self-supporting, all under one roof. 

How the Program Works

How Homeward Bound Halton Works

Homeward Bound Halton is primarily an education program that provides single moms the opportunity to receive life skills, computer, and financial literacy education, and  attend college at a fully-accredited institution. When students finish school, the program helps to connect women to full-time, economically viable careers.

See more information on the program, including eligibility criteria/restrictions and description of service. Hear stories from program graduates.

Unique in Canada, Homeward Bound Halton is a holistic, 4-year job-readiness program featuring: affordable housing; free, quality child care; fully-funded college education in a marketable skill; personal development support; mental health and recreational services for children; 14 week job internship with family-sustaining career opportunities at the end of the program. Homeward Bound Halton is facilitated by an Industry Council with representatives from banking, technology, law, education and public sectors.

See Homeward Bound Halton Service Details.



Homeward Bound Halton is a program of Home Suite Hope that has been made possible by the leadership and collaborative effort of strong community partnerships that include Halton Region, the Oakville Community Foundation and Sheridan College.

We are deeply grateful to our program funders which include the Halton Region, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Oakville Community Foundation, Ontario Government, Genworth Canada, and TD Bank Group.