We offer free psychotherapy and/or supportive counselling services to people living in Welland. Support is available for low-income individuals over the age of 18 that are dealing with grief, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, relationship issues, recovery from trauma or abuse, and more.
This service is intended to help individuals who are experiencing a serious disturbance to their thoughts, feelings, moods, and behaviours that negatively affects their day-to-day lives. The goal is to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning.
Our Psychotherapist will discuss the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of the treatment. The client’s informed consent is required before therapy begins and whenever additional therapeutic interventions may be helpful to meet the clients’ goals.
Return2Hope Intake Form
To get started please fill out our Return2Hope Intake Form.
We provide limited funding for various medical expenses including dental services, eyeglasses and support for families facing financial hardship due to childhood illnesses. You must be a Welland resident to access these programs.
Contact our Program Coordinator at ext. 225 to determine eligibility for these programs.
Brushed Aside Program
The Brushed Aside Program can offer a loan of up to $1,000 toward certain dental treatments to those who do not have access to benefit coverage. Clients can pay back the loan at a minimum of $10 per month.
The sight program helps individuals that are NOT on social assistance who require financial assistance for a pair of prescription eyeglasses
Kacey Lynn Fund
Kacey Lynn was a five-year-old girl who battled cancer for four and a half years. Tragically, Kacey Lynn lost her battle and died at McMaster Hospital in June 1988. The financial hardship placed on the family highlighted the need for a program to help cover some of the costs incurred as a result of childhood illnesses.
In 1995 a Trust Fund was established in Kacey-Lynn’s name to assist her family and other low-income families in Welland, Port Colborne, and Pelham. This program has expanded and now families with sick or disabled children in all other areas in the Niagara Region can receive assistance.
The Hope Centre administers this fund for the community.
Funds for the program are made possible through local fundraisers held during the year. To qualify to apply for this program families must meet the following criteria:
Families must be low income
Children must be between 0-18 years of age
Costs must not be provided by another agency
Requests must be submitted in writing
If you or someone you know is in need of this kind of assistance or if you wish to donate please call 905-788-0744 for details and assistance.
REACH Medical Program
REACH serves people who do not have a doctor. The clinics aim to reduce barriers to healthcare for marginalized populations, specifically homeless people in Niagara. A REACH office is located at The Hope Centre.
To learn more about the REACH Niagara Clinics, visit https://reachniagara.com/clinics/
NOTE: This program at The Hope Centre is currently on Hold