HOPE is a network of support and self help groups for parents, guardians, and relatives who are troubled by behaviours of a teen or young adult in their life. Behaviours may include: substance or alcohol abuse, skipping school, withdrawn from family and/or friends, verbal or physical abuse of family members, in trouble with the law, not moving forward with life, or any other issues of concern.
We believe that given knowledge, tools, and support, parents can gain the skills and confidence to change their family dynamics.
Established in 2008, Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE), Inc. currently serves over 300 members and is continuing to grow.
HOPE has four community groups in the Greater Toronto area: Ajax-Pickering, North Toronto, Oshawa, and downtown Toronto.
HOPE is all volunteer-run by parents, guardians, and relatives who share similar struggles, experiences, and issues of concern.
HOPE offers hope, respect, and support in many different ways: Weekly meetings that are confidential, non-judgemental, and practical, peer-to-peer phone calls, workshops, seminars, books, and other resources. HOPE hosts an annual conference on or around the last Saturday in April, which is open to the public.
For more information about HOPE please visit HOPE's web site (www.hope4parents.ca) or call 1-866-492-1299.
What People Are Saying
"Before coming to HOPE I felt like my life was out of control... At HOPE I learned how to set boundaries, to re-evaluate what I could and couldn't control, and to focus on changing what I could. I have my life back and each day my relationship with my children improves."
"HOPE gave me a language to speak and a philosophy to stand on so that in the difficult moments I keep myself grounded and don't make things worse."