Topic: 'Bringing Hope To You: Poverty Relief During a Pandemic'
Jaya James is Executive Director of Lakeside HOPE House. HOPE House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected. They offer services and programs that challenge the stigmas surrounding poverty and allow our community members to maintain their dignity and choice, while simultaneously providing them with tactile skills developed in a community environment; it is not about a hand-out but rather offering people a hand-up, creating long-term skills that facilitate self-sufficiency.
PROBUS Club of Guelph and District is a non-profit organization.