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In all its outreach activities, St. Jude’s strives to work, not in isolation, but in collaboration with community partners, typically, well-established social service agencies in the Oakville area and Halton Region. With its annual grants, St. Jude’s provides targeted financial support to these agencies.
In 2021, our grants budget of approximately $25,000 has been directed to the following agencies:
Home Suite Hope is a Halton charity that helps single-parent families change past patterns of poverty into a lasting legacy of prosperity and stability. At Home Suite Hope, they give single moms access to crucial supports so that they can transform their lives permanently: stable housing, free college tuition, employment programs, life skills training, mentors and much more. They ensure that these families have the foundation to enable them to do the hard work of earning a college diploma and obtaining the well-paying jobs that will secure their children’s futures. This program enjoys phenomenal success: 90% of participants who completed their education through this program found good jobs and 90% of graduates are able to maintain market rent, leaving welfare for good. 10 families have come through this 4 year program since its inception in 2015 and several more families are in the final stages of completing their education and securing employment.