H.O.P.E. Centre (home of practical education)


The HOPE Centre (Home of Practical Education) was launched in the Fall of 2017. This Centre provides holistic programming to restore hope for all members of the family (women, men and children). The vision of the HOPE Centre was built from both our own experience at Drummond House and a need seen in our own community. Unfortunately, our community has little accessible programming for families emerging from oppression. This idea was confirmed with a feasibility study conducted in partnership with World Vision. The study identified a need for more outreach to assist families. The community at large benefits from the programming offered at the HOPE Centre, as there are countless individuals who find themselves needing support which they can easily access.

At the HOPE Centre, staff and volunteers walk shoulder to shoulder with these individuals helping them develop appropriate goals and connecting them with our own programs and/or to other appropriate services in our community.

Currently the programs being offered at the Centre include:

Counselling – Certified professionals offer individual sessions to women to help uncover and work through deeper level issues.

Coaching – Trained coaches provide support, accountability and guidance to women ready to make changes or develop areas of growth in their lives.

Your Place – A support group for women that provides a place of love and trust. Women will grow, learn, and share with peers who also want to build healthy relationships. Click here to learn more.

Boundaries Course – An eight week course that encourages individuals when to say yes, how to say no, and to take control of their life. Participants learn that having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Search for Significance – A book study that takes women on  a journey in a very private place: their thoughts. Participants dismantle lies that trigger the cycle of self-doubt and rob oneself of joyful living.

Career Development –  One day workshops designed to help women develop their career goals, build resumes, determine skill sets and  prepare for an interview.

Wellness Workshop –  Participants explore why a balanced lifestyle is so important for our mental health. Wellness is so much more than just the foods we eat and how much exercise we do. Click here to learn more.

Financial Assistance– Meet one on one for a confidential evaluation of your finances and have an individualised budget created. Other financial education and services are offered upon request and availability.

Peaceful Parenting Workshop – A two hour workshop designed to offer evidence based information on parenting strategies that enhance the child/parent connection and understanding of what kids need to reach their fullest potential. Click here to learn more.

HEART Program – The HEART Program (Healing Emotional Abuse though Art) is a one on one program designed to encourage children to label and express their feelings using different expressive art activities. program that encourages children to label their feelings and work through their individual situation by using different expressive art activities.

Emoji Club – An interactive support group for children to explore emotions and learn tools for expressing and managing emotions.

Prayer Room – A quiet place where individuals or small groups can reflect and pray.

The programs at the HOPE Centre are available to anyone in our community who is in need of the services we offer. Some of the programs have an intake interview. For more information on programming please contact the office 905.689.8721 or email info@eaglesnestofwaterdown.com

 H.O.P.E. Centre Address: 606 Dundas St E Waterdown, ON L8B 0G7