Learn more about House of Hope
1. What are the nature of the groups that House of Hope offers?
2. What ages do you work with?
3. When and how long is each session?
4. Do you have to commit to every week?
5. Can you join after a group has already started?
6. What is the cost for my child to attend group sessions?
7. Do you offer individual counselling sessions?
8. How do you know who to put in a group?
9. How many children are in each group?
10. Can I volunteer with House of Hope?
11. How do I start the process of getting my child enrolled?
12. Are donations eligible for an income tax receipt?
13. Is House of Hope a registered charity?
15. How are you currently funded?
Our programs are specifically geared for children who are experiencing a loss in their lives. We currently run separate groups for children who are going through a divorce or separation in their family or have had someone they love die or are currently facing an illness in their families.
We offer programs for preschool children up to and including groups for teenagers, and place children in groups of their own peers.
Each group session is 1.5 hours long and runs for 8 consecutive weeks. They usually operate in the early evening (6:30 – 8:00pm) but sometimes exceptions are made for preschool groups.
To ensure the best possible safe environment for sharing and interacting, we ask that children be prepared to attend every week in the 8 week program.
There will be no additions to the group after the second session. Participants after this time will be put on a waiting list and contacted when the next group starts.
The cost for the entire 8 weeks is free for participants due to the generous financial support of our individual and corporate sponsors.
Individual counselling sessions are available by appointment only through House of Hope at a reasonable rate. Please contact our office for further details.
Every child is seen prior to the beginning of the group sessions in order to ensure that the child will benefit from this kind of group support. We try to place children who are in similar situations as well as similar life stages in the same group to maximize the cohesion of the group.
There is generally a minimum of 6 children per group and a maximum of 10, with the exception of preschool groups, which are generally smaller in size.
If you are interested in volunteering with House of Hope please contact the Director. We will be happy to meet with you to determine if there are any openings which best fit your interests and abilities.
We ask that every child have a short consultation with the group facilitator in order to ensure the best fit with a group. After it is determined that the child would benefit from group support, they are placed on a waiting list and called when the next available and suitable group begins.
Yes. All donations are eligible for a receipt for income tax purposes.
Yes. House of Hope is registered with the government of Canada and listed as a registered charity. Our charity number is 86861 2144 RR0001.
We are always looking for unique and creative fundraising ideas and people who can help us raise awareness of our programs in the community. Please contact the Director to discuss any fundraising possibilities. Also, we are often in need of arts and crafts supplies for our programs and would welcome any donations of this nature.
We currently depend solely on the generous financial gifts of both individuals and corporate sponsors to operate our programs, as well as our own fundraising efforts. We currently do not receive government funding.