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So individuals living with a disability can experience a good life full of choice and opportunity.  
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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, residential and recreational supports.

Our unique culture allows us to stay focussed 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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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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Heart of Hopewell Issue 10
October 1, 2021
Welcome to The Heart of Hopewell, are source keeping Hopewell staff updated with what is happening in and around all our locations.
Mission Moment - Sugar Rush Monument
September 24, 2021
An immersive open-air experience, set up to provide a vibrant walk through 50,000 square feet of pure candytropolis featuring colorful installations.
Hopewell 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
September 20, 2021
Reid’s Heritage Properties and AJDL Development Group for supporting Hopewell in their1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament‍
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