About Grace House

Grace House is a non-profit charitable agency component of the Support & Housing – Halton network, operating a group home for adults in Oakville, Ontario.

Grace House provides:


Grace House is open to any adult, 18-65 years of age, with a disability of a psychological, psychiatric, emotional, social or moderate physical nature. To be successful each client must be motivated to make positive changes in his or her life. Since 1974, Grace House continues to be the only group home in Halton providing 24/7 time-limited supportive, supervised, relationship-based, residential accommodation to adults who require assistance to learn the spectrum of life skills necessary for independent living.

Management

Grace House is a unique component of the Support & Housing – Halton network. SHH is a non-profit charitable corporation governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. Board members are volunteers who live primarily in the Halton area. A number of SSH Directors have backgrounds related to the mental health field, some specifically with the Grace House program before it recently integrated.

Board membership application is open to all interested, committed members of the community as openings allow, and the terms of service can be obtained by contacting SSH.

Staff

Grace House is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage is provided by the Director, three full-time staff positions and ten part-time/relief staff positions, including one summer student. Consistency and continuity is one of the strengths of this program. Three of our staff have been employed at Grace House since 1992, and three more since 1999. The Director has been a Grace House employee since 1979.

At a minimum, staff members are graduates of a Social Service Worker program at a Community College.

Volunteers

Community volunteers may occasionally assist with the Grace House program, in either general maintenance of the home or some direct client service. Great care is taken to ensure that all direct client service volunteers are fully qualified and receive intensive training with close supervision. One Sheridan College SSW placement student is accepted per academic year.

Clients

Clients take turns in fulfilling the requirements of residential upkeep including cooking, cleaning and yard work responsibilities. Involvement in these activities helps the client learn key, relevent, applicable life skills.

Funding

Grace House is funded by:


Some of our Donations came from:

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