Quick facts

Service type: Homeward Bound
Eligibility: Single mothers (19+) living in Oakville and Halton Region and facing multiple barriers, including unstable housing, precarious financial situation, and limited or no access to education and employment. Please find the full list of eligibility criteria below.
Delivery: In person and virtual
Fee: Free

Program description

Homeward Bound Halton program is an up to Three-year program available after completing Stabilizing First Halton (one-year program), that includes a housing rental subsidy, life skills training, counselling, 2-year college scholarship to Sheridan College, tuition, books, parking, tutoring, professional development, mentorship and employment support. The HBH program sees education as a pathway to gainful employment and seeks to support participants throughout their academic journey and in finding full-time employment. All HBH participants must successfully complete Stabilizing First Halton before being accepted.


Home Suite Hope supports low-income and under-housed single-parent families residing in the Halton Region or enrolled in a Sheridan College program to stabilize and increase their employability. The agency launched Homeward Bound Halton in 2015, adapting WoodGreen’s innovative model to serve a new region. This program provides wrap-around services supporting homeless or inadequately housed single mothers to earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve financial self-sufficiency.


Eligibility requirements

  • Single mothers (age 19+), living separately from partner/spouse
  • Risk and/or history of homelessness
  • Limited or no access to education and employment
  • Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or Convention refugee
  • One referral (from shelter, clergy, social program, etc.)
  • Child(ren) are under 17 years and at least one child living with the mother at least 50% of the time
  • Maximum number of children is three
  • High school diploma preferred
  • Capable of reaching college readiness within 4 – 6 months
  • On or eligible for OW, ODSP or EI
  • Able to participate in a full-time program
  • No current criminal proceedings or addictions (one year sobriety)

Supporting resources


Learn more about Home Suite Hope and the Homeward Bound Halton program

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How you can support

Contact Nikkian Hanson-Daley at [email protected] for details on volunteering and donating.

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Please contact Home Suite Hope to apply.

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Contact information

Nikkian Hanson-Daley

Program Manager

(905) 580-3685

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