Programs and Services
If you are seeking assistance, we can help you. You can come by our location in downtown Guelph and register as a new community member. We offer emergency and monthly resources to individuals and families in need.
Much like going to the grocery store with a budget, community members walk the aisles selecting the food and personal items that appeal to their needs.
Through the support of volunteers, we offer a take-away breakfast four days per week for community members. This light, nutritious meal helps to get a good start on the day.
The Better Food Company is a collaborative project between Hope House and The Community Company, and a social enterprise owned entirely by Hope House. All proceeds support Hope House’s work directly.
Each month, a different healthy food recipe will be taught by Hope House Chef Kay. Participants will take home valuable technical cooking skills and a delicious meal.
A volunteer-driven community market garden that harvests incredible fresh fruit and vegetables for our Food Market and for distribution to other food security agencies across Guelph.
Our café is a warm place where everyone in our community can enjoy a warm beverage and build healthy relationships with others.
Hope House Services
Our staff help community members navigate their way through the support system. They also help with crisis prevention and intervention, referrals, and healthy living education.
A free clothing shop operated by volunteers, offering a wide selection of new and gently-used clothing for everyone in all sizes and styles.
Ease Into Work is a program for people who are interested in gaining work experience and developing skills in a supportive environment.
A low cost hair salon operated by a volunteer salon professional helping everyone to feel their best.
We bring large quantities of food and daily necessities into Hope House for our community members. We also help deliver and share any overflow we have to other service providers.
Hope House offers a free tax program to support individuals with completing their annual income tax return and allowing them to receive the refunds and tax credits they are entitled to.
Guelph Community Backpack Project
Partnering with the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, the Salvation Army, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, and the YMCA, Hope House leads the coordination of a school supply drive to provide every child in need with a brand new, fully stocked backpack.
Weekly horticultural therapy sessions ran by Pam, our community farmer, that utilize plants, horticultural activities and the garden landscape to promote well-being for its participants.
Art Etc. is a weekly drop-in program where a variety of art supplies are provided at no cost, including: canvases, paint, brushes, clay, paper, beads, pencil crayons, colouring books, and more.
Working in Kenyan communities, Eggpreneur is a social enterprise project of Hope House to build sustainable egg farming ventures that help end the cycles of poverty.
The Affordable Holiday Gift Market provides individuals the opportunity to select holiday gifts for family and friends at pay-what-you-can prices including free.
Nurse Practitioner Sophorn will be at Hope House on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00am to help community members with health concerns.
Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor
PROGRAM PAUSED. Thanks to a partnership with Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor, registered Hope House community members can sign up for free Chiropractic appointments.
Thanks to a partnership with Five Star Relationships, community members have access to in-person, virtual and phone counselling to support addiction-recovery, healthy relationships, coping skills and cultural security.
Community members who participate in Circles or volunteers in need are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in free dental care each year.