Home Suite Hope (HSH) – $1,500 (Seed Grant)
Home Suite Hope offers various free programs for children and youth from low-income families who are current participants in a HSH long-term transitional housing and education program from across Halton. During the summer, HSH operates a free 8-week drop-in children’s day camp for their program participants so adults can work or go to school. More than 60 children and youth, between the ages of 0 and 17, take advantage of their free children’s recreational programming each year.
HSH has dedicated a room on the lower level of its ofﬁce building to host it’s “Kidz Zone,” which makes it convenient for parents who take part in their weekly education workshops and childcare supervision during the summer school break. This grant supports a portable handwashing station for the recreational center, the addition of which would also make it easier for ECE supervisors to work with the children.