Stabilizing First Halton (SFH) is a one-year program designed to help homeless or precariously housed single parent families with stabilizing their situation. With a rental subsidy, goal-oriented intensive case management, an onboarding workshop, life skills training and wrap around supports, parents are given the opportunity to take a moment, make a plan, and focus on the tasks at hand to stabilize their lives. Stabilizing First Halton programming aims to provide participants and families with supports and programming so they feel confident and equipped to pursue their goals.
Stabilizing First Halton is a preparatory program for the Homeward Bound Halton program. All participants must successfully complete Stabilizing First Halton before transitioning into HBH. At the one year mark, participants that exemplify the aptitude and attitude to pursue Homeward Bound Halton will be invited to do so, or the participant develops an exit strategy with their Case Manager.
Homeward Bound Halton (HBH) is the first Canadian replication of Woodgreen’s award-winning program Homeward Bound in Toronto. It is designed to provide the opportunity to secure employment through earning a post-secondary education. This program is an up 3 year program with a full scholarship to complete a two-year diploma at Sheridan College. Employment support is provided after graduation and professional development training is complete to enhance important work skills. There are two Homeward Bound Halton Streams, (1) Academic Training, a course list developed through a market research study of employable programs, and (2) Jill of All Trades, a course list of employment in trades sector.
Stabilizing First Halton and Homeward Bound Halton Program Phases
- Stabilization – through Stabilizing First Halton
- Intensive Job Search
Homeward Bound Halton Youth Pilot
The Homeward Bound Halton Youth Pilot program was built using similar core program elements and program milestones as our successful Homeward Bound Halton program. It aims to support single, youth parents ages 17-24 years old develop the confidence and ability to achieve independence and provide for their families.
Homeward Bound Halton Youth (HBH-Y) is an up to 4-year employment-based program that is designed to support low income, single youth parents by giving them the opportunity to secure employment through earning a post-secondary education. Participants receive a year to complete foundational trainings and life skills workshops to prepare to enter into post-secondary school, a full scholarship to complete a 2-year diploma program at Sheridan College, professional development and employment supports, and a transition strategy once employment is secured. Home Suite Hope also offers participants wrap-around supports by way of referrals, intensive case management, individualized service plans, and Life Skills programming, all the while striving to cultivate a sense of support and community for the individuals and families that we work with. On a case-by-case basis, housing rental subsidies are available to participants throughout the program.
*Referrals and Applications for the Homeward Bound Halton Youth Pilot program is now open until July 3, 2020.
TO APPLY, please see the “How to Apply” tab below.