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Enriching Lives for Almost 40 Years
So individuals living with a disability can experience a good life full of choice and opportunity.  
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the lives of individuals living with a disability.
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Welcome to Hopewell Children’s Homes

Hope lives here...

Hopewell started in 1983 by John and Joanne Oosterhuis as a way of helping families in their community; families who needed additional support for their child living with a disability.  The Oosterhuis family provided this help by purchasing a large farmhouse in Ariss, ON and becoming foster parents for four children to start.  As word got out about the individualized care that the Oosterhuis family provided, referrals continued to increase, and Hopewell started its evolution into the organization it is today.  Today, Hopewell offers services in 8 locations and provides families and communities with respite, recreational, and supported living services.

Our unique culture allows us to stay focused on our mission of enriching the lives of individuals with a range of physical and developmental abilities to experience a full life.

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Newest member of the Special Olympics Basketball team
October 1, 2022
Heart of Hopewell Issue 13
September 7, 2022
Welcome to the fall 2022 edition of The Heart of Hopewell, a quarterly newsletter keeping those involved with Hopewell updated on what is happening in and around all of our locations. We want to share our triumphs, successes, and important information with you in a fun and accessible way. Enjoy!
A fun filled summer for all
September 1, 2022
Hopewell Children's Home
109 Surrey St E, Guelph,
ON N1H 3P7

Phone: (519) 836-9641

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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