Bringing hope and homes to Guelph-Wellington

The Home for Good Campaign is a bold call to action to solve chronic homelessness in our community. Through the generosity of individual donors, corporate supporters, and government partners the campaign will raise $5 million to directly fund permanent housing solutions for individuals who are chronically homeless. in Guelph and Wellington. The Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination had the vision to bring this campaign to our community. Inspired by their determination, The Guelph Community Foundation and United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin are collectively leading the fundraising for the Home for Good campaign by contributing our fund development and communication experience. We are also helping to coordinate the community outreach and fundraising appeals in our community.

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The initial focus of The Home for Good Campaign was capital investment to build 72 supportive housing units in Guelph in 2023. By the end of 2023, over $2.6M was raised locally and the building costs for 10 Shelldale by Kindle Communities, Grace Gardens by Stepping Stone and Bellevue by Wyndham House have been covered. We are proud to report that thanks to our generous community, 40 individuals are currently housed at Grace Gardens and Bellevue and 32 more will soon call 10 Shelldale home.

But, our work is not done.

Additional funds are currently being raised for these three projects to cover other essential costs. Furthermore, we know these projects will need ongoing capital support for maintenance and updates. That is why we are also raising funds to ensure these organizations have the resources they need to keep the properties well maintained, welcoming and dignified places to live.

We are also committed to housing more individuals who are chronically homeless. Additional funds raised will create The Home for Good Responsive Fund. These dollars will be ready for the community to access when new permanent housing solutions arise. We are proud to share that conversations have already started on potential next projects.

As long as there is a need, our community is committed to providing Homes for Good.

Pie Graph of Supportive Housing
A three-segment pie chart shows: Segment 1) Capital Maintenance and Upkeep = 20% (One Million Dollars); Segment 2) Responsive Fund for Future Capital Needs = 20% (One Million Dollars); Segment 3) Complete three permanent Supportive Housing Projects = 60% (Three Million Dollars) for a 100% Total Goal of Five Million Dollars. “The total capital required for three permanent supportive housing projects is being funded through other contributors in addition to the Home for Good campaign.” A table below from left to right reads: 80% Government and Community Agencies; 13% Home for Good Campaign; 7% Skyline Land Donation. This information sums up to a Total Budget of $24,375,000.