LIVING WELL TOGETHER
The members of the Hamilton Ontario Plein Air Artists have been working hard this year, capturing the beauty and diversity of the Hamilton landscape. They have partnered with Welcome Inn and are hosting their 1st Annual Show & Sale at our community centre. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go directly to our food bank.
You can visit the event's website to view photos of the artwork that will be available during the show. It will also be available online for two weeks after the show, November 13-27.
Since the start of the pandemic, Welcome Inn Community Centre has significantly expanded our programs, especially now with the rising cost of living! At our food bank, community members can either enter the building and participate in the creation of their food hampers, or they can pick up grab-and-go boxes at the side door. The food bank is busier than ever before, and it's open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:30am-2:00pm.
Our Seniors Programs are thriving, and the Diner's Club is happening every Tuesday! COVID protocols are still in effect, and all seniors must be willing to wear masks. The visitation program has expanded exponentially and it's a great way to connect regularly with one of our volunteers. It now also includes a Life Navigation component.
Our Learning and Fun afterschool program is up and running with children enjoying academic support and playing group games every day!
Our Community Support Programs, including supports for recent immigrants to Canada, are all fully operational.
The North End
Even though the North End of Hamilton is changing and gentrification is a reality, our community still faces high rates of poverty, soaring housing costs and health-related concerns.
For us, it’s not about creating another program; it’s about empowering members of the community so that all might be well. Welcome Inn promotes wellness in eight key areas.
A vibrant community is rooted in participation, and everyone is welcome to contribute. Share your time and talents with others through volunteering in a program.
We are making a difference in Hamilton
We are all involved in fostering community. Here are just a few of Our Stories.
All Our Stories matter! They are stories of belonging, and they capture the resilient spirit of the people in our community.
Read the latest story here, or check out the "Our Stories" page to see more of the amazing people who are part of Welcome Inn!
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