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Home Suite Hope grateful to 100 Women Who Care Burlington



Home Suite Hope sends a shout-out to 100 Women Who Care Burlington (100WWCB) for including HSH in its 2024 International Women’s Day event.


On Friday, March 8, 100 Women Who Care Burlington invited HSH to share its message via a display at the Burlington Centre.


100WWCB has supported HSH as well as Shifra Homes and Halton Women’s Place (Halton’s only women’s shelter) and invited the trio of charitable agencies to take part in its display in The Hub at the Burlington Centre.




HSH is grateful for the support – as well as the opportunity to share information. HSH’s Programs Team took turns staffing the day-long event and took full advantage of the opportunity to connect with other social service agencies and members of the public.


HSH is a proven success


HSH is a long-time Halton charity – we are observing our 20th anniversary in 2024 - that has assisted hundreds of single parents and their children, who are low income earners and who are housed precariously or facing homelessness.


HSH assists by helping, through cooperation with our partners at Halton Region, stabilize the parent and their children in housing. Then, with wraparound supports the single parent is offered a two-year bursary for post-secondary education followed by employment search support upon graduation. This four-year program is called Homeward Bound Halton.


HSH and its community of supporters work together to transform patterns of poverty into a legacy of empowered prosperity. Providing safe and affordable housing, job training, education, and other essential services allows families to take charge of their lives and create a better future for themselves and their children.


HSH knows true change takes time and effort. Its approach focuses on working with families over the long term and building relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Together with dedicated staff members, volunteers, donors, and community partners, HSH is making a real difference in the lives of families in need - one family at a time.


Stabilizing First Halton


Stabilizing First Halton – the first year of the Homeward Bound Halton program - is one-year and designed to help homeless or precariously-housed single parent families with stabilizing their situation. With a rental subsidy, goal-oriented intensive case management, and wrap-around supports, parents are given the opportunity to take a moment, make a plan, and focus on the tasks at-hand to stabilize their lives. It is the preparatory program for Homeward Bound Halton. All participants enter Home Suite Hope through Stabilizing First Halton.


The history of Homeward Bound


Homeward Bound Halton is the first Canadian replication of WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound in Toronto. It is designed to aid participants by giving them the opportunity to secure employment through a post-secondary education. The program expands upon the first Stabilizing First year with three more years in which the full scholarship to complete a two-year diploma at Sheridan College is followed by up to a year of employment search support and continued wraparound support upon graduation.


The post-secondary education has are two streams: (1) Academic Training, a course list developed through a market research study of employable programs, and (2) Jill of All Trades, a course list of employment in the trades sector.


Aftercare is important


When transitioning into independent living, unexpected challenges may arise where guidance may be needed. The Aftercare program is a non-residential program designed to assist participants as they transition from their completed HSH program into independent living.

HSH also offers the Step Forward program. This is a two-year program that provides individuals housed through the Rapid Housing Initiative with intensive case management, life skills programming, community connections, and goal-oriented service plans to maintain housing and increase the participant's quality of life and community engagement.

 

Find out more about HSH


To learn more about HSH and how it assists single parents in their journey from poverty to stability, visit HomeSuiteHope.org.



Women’s success is everyone’s success and HSH whole-heartedly supports the International Women’s Day 2024 theme #InspireInclusion!

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