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.


Food Programs

Food Market

Food Market

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.

Community Breakfast

Community Breakfast

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

The Better Food Company

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.

Food Skills Classes

Food Skills Classes

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.

North Field Food Farm

North Field Food Farm

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.

Café

Café

 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

System Navigation

System Navigation

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.

Clothing Market

Clothing Market

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

Ease Into Work

Ease Into Work is a program for people who are interested in gaining work experience and developing skills in a supportive environment.

Hope Stylin’ Hair Salon

Hope Stylin’ Hair Salon

A low cost hair salon operated by a volunteer salon professional helping everyone to feel their best.

Hope In Motion

Hope In Motion

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.

Tax Clinic

Tax Clinic

Hope House offers a free tax clinic to support individuals with completing their annual income tax return and allowing them to receive the refunds and tax credits they are entitled to


Community Projects

Guelph Community Backpack Project

Guelph Community Backpack Project

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.

Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural Therapy

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.

Art Etc.

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.

Eggprenaur

Eggprenaur

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.

Affordable Holiday Gift Market

Affordable Holiday Gift Market

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.

Festive Holiday Brunch

Festive Holiday Brunch

This brunch is prepared, and served by volunteers – where unique and delicious dishes (including gingerbread oatmeal, a variety of quiches, hashbrown casserole, eggnog french toast and more,) are offered!


Health Programs

Nurse Practitioner

Sophorn, Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Sophorn will be at Hope House on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00am to help community members with health concerns.

Chiropractor

Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor

Thanks to a partnership with Dr. Claire Jeffery, Chiropractor, registered Hope House community members can sign up for free Chiropractic appointments.

Counselling

Counselling Services

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.

Hope Smiles

Hope Smiles

Community members who participate in Circles or volunteers in need are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in free dental care each year.