HOPE Smiles

HOPE Smiles

Taking steps to break the cycle of poverty takes courage and confidence, with the compassion of Dr. Yabut Dentistry.

In Ontario, 1 in 5 people do not visit a dentist due to the cost. Every 9 minutes someone goes to a hospital emergency room and every 3 minutes someone goes to a doctor’s office due to dental problems.

The immediate impact of inaccessibility to dental care is pain and suffering. The long-term impact is often much greater as a lack of access to dental care can limit employment opportunities due to poor physical appearance from missing or discolored teeth.  In maintaining a healthy smile, individuals who access HOPE Smiles are provided with the sense of dignity they need in order to move forward in their search for jobs or continued education. 

Please note: Our HOPE Smiles program is only available to Circles Leaders and volunteers, including community member volunteers. Volunteers must be a registered weekly volunteer who has completed 4 shifts.


Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor 

Thanks to a partnership with Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor, we are proud to announce that registered HOPE House community members can sign up for free Chiropractic appointments!

Who is Dr. Claire? She is an inspirational woman who has used her own lived experience with pain and loss to teach others about how they can live with less pain, and more energy. Dr. Claire has been a Chiropractor for 15 years, and has worked with thousands of patients. Even after all this time in the industry, she is still astounded by the changes she sees in her patients. She has a passion for this work and for helping people live their happiest lives, free from pain.

To register as a HOPE House community member or to sign up for an appointment, email intake@hopehouseguelph.ca.

Sophorn, Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Sophorn will be at HOPE House on Tuesdays from 11am-12:30pm to help community members with health concerns.

She can help with medical concerns not limited to:
– Minor injuries
– Cold and flu symptoms
– answering questions related to health and medication
– assist with filling out medical forms, and more!

If you’d like to make an appointment with Sophorn, please call (519)-265-4299 ext. 26, or email intake@hopehouseguelph.ca. No insurance or health card required!


HOPE House operates and advocates on the believe that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected.

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