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Latest Program News from Home Suite Hope
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It's been an eventful year!

Working with you to help Halton's homeless


Home Suite Hope is a groundbreaking organization that offers long-term shelter, and a variety of wrap-around social supports for low-income single parent families who are homeless or precariously housed. [Double click to zoom any of the images].

PROGRAM NEWS
In the past year, another five families in our ReStart Halton program moved on to independent living after spending a year to 24 months under HSH's supportive wing. While with us, participants in the program gained new employment and confidence from learning new skills, increased their income, or entered or graduated from post-secondary education. One family moved to the USA to successfully reunite with their extended family.

Meanwhile, another cohort of hopeful women entered our Homeward Bound Halton program in the Fall of 2015. This holistic, 4-year job-readiness program  supports woman-led families with affordable housing and childcare, life skills training, academic upgrading, access to college education, and assistance with work placements. To keep participants from taking on additional debt, education costs are covered through community funded scholarships and fundraising. 

A big thank you to our Board and Industry Council members and all the community partners who have worked closely with us in 2015 to establish the program in Halton: the Region of Halton, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Oakville Community Foundation, the Government of Ontario, Genworth Canada, TD Bank Group, and Sheridan College. We are also grateful to the YMCA of Oakville, ArtHouse and many others who continue to provide children and parent services for the program. To learn more, read Another Chance for Rebecca.

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BOARD CHANGES
It’s always exciting to announce growth within an organization, and Home Suite Hope is no exception! We would like to welcome the following individuals to the Home Suite Hope board of directors.
 
AARANI STONEHAM  - Aarani is presently General Counsel and head of the Legal Department at MDG Computers in Oakville. She has demonstrated expertise in real estate, title insurance, and corporate-commercial law, gained while practicing as Claims Counsel at Stewart Title, as a Real Estate lawyer in Mississauga and having articled at a full service firm in Toronto. Aarani received her law degree from the University of Windsor in 2010 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011.

ROSEMARY MCNEELY - Rosemary has a long history of community engagement having been a member of the Oakville Hospital Volunteer Association (OHVA)  board of directors, as well as Director of Volunteers since 2010.  She has also been a member of the May Court Club of Oakville since 2014 and a member of Home Suite Hope's Empty Bowls Committee between 2013 - 2015. Rosemary has a masters in Public Administration from Carleton University and Political Science degree from the University of Windsor.
OUR SINCEREST THANKS!
Finally, as we look forward to Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10th - 16th, our sincerest thanks to all our supporters and partners for such faithful support. Without you, Home Suite Hope would not be able to help the single parents and children who need help in our community to stabilize their lives. We count on and treasure your support and partnership for the work that we do. Thank you for joining with us in putting your best foot forward!
Every 10 minutes, another family in our community will be told: ‘you are being evicted’.Your donation will make a profound difference for the single parent families in our programs who are working hard to stabilize their lives.  
With gratitude,
Michelle Pommells
President & CEO, 
Home Suite Hope

email: ceo@homesuitehope.org

Mailing Address:

1-200 North Service Road #424
Oakville, On L6M 2Y1
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