Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE)

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-239-3577
Toll Free Phone 1-866-492-1299
After Hours Phone Calls go to confidential voice mail
E-Mail info@hope4parents.ca
Website www.hope4parents.ca
Site Location Call for group location details
Located In Community Durham Region
Contact Information
Primary Contact Richard Underwood, President; Email: president@hope4parents.ca
Alternate Contact David Black, Secretary; Email: secretary@hope4parents.ca
Mailing Address c/o Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE), Inc. 
PO Box 64 
1740 Kingston Rd 
Pickering, ON L1V 2R2
Description & Services
Description (Service) Network of support and self-help groups for parents and guardians troubled by behaviours of their teen or adult child * offers hope, encouragement, resources, practical strategies, and education in friendly, non-judgmental environment * weekly peer support and self-help meetings, peer-to-peer phone support, workshops, links to community resources, annual conference
Hours HOPE Confidential Information Line available Mon-Sun 24 hours * please leave a message, messages will be returned within 24 hours  
Support group meetings Ajax-Pickering, Thu 7:30 pm-9 pm * Oshawa Thu 7:30 pm-9 pm * Downtown Toronto Tue 7 pm-9 pm * Yonge-Finch Wed 7:30 pm-9:15 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Toronto - North ; Toronto Downtown ; York Region - South
Eligibility Parents or guardians troubled by behaviours of teen or adult children * concerns may include mental health related issues, substance abuse, skipping school, conflicts with the law, physical and verbal abuse toward parent, withdrawn, not moving forward with life
Application Parents can self-refer * For more information email info@hope4parents.ca or leave a message on the confidential HOPE information line
Languages English
Fees Membership - $50 plus minimal fee per week attended ; Where finances are a challenge, payment plan may be arranged with local group Treasurer * fees include some materials
Other Details
Elections Biennially
Meetings Meetings are held once per week, year round except statutory holidays * groups in Ajax/Pickering, Oshawa, North York-Yonge St and Finch Ave, Toronto-Church St and Wellesley St * call for more information * Note: parents or guardians don't have to live in area to attend
Physical Access Unknown ; Varies by group * Ajax-Pickering, Finch-Yonge, downtown Toronto are accessible * Oshawa has stairs