Our Vision

Hope and Homes for All

Our Mission

Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.

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Our Values

We value the inherent dignity of all people as image bearers of God.

We live out our Christian calling to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Hope is the foundation of all our actions.

our story

1970

By the early 1970s, Siny Prinzen and her late husband John saw a real need in area churches for support for vulnerable adults dealing with mental health issues. With their home already a hub for young people, John wanted to see if one-on-one support would make a difference in the life of a struggling young woman. Siny, home with their two young children, was – as she says with a grin – “a part of the experiment.” That woman lived with them for a year before moving on and getting married.

1974

By 1974, John had organized a group of professionals to devise solutions for families with adult children who had disabilities. That year, The Homestead, as it was affectionately known, was born in downtown Hamilton. House parents were hired and seven residents were accepted. After a couple of years, The Homestead moved from a rented location on Homewood Ave. and purchased a home on Locke Street. Through 2001 that home saw many, many people served, usually moving to independent living within a year or two.

2000

When Indwell’s first apartment building was purchased in 2000, John organized volunteers to complete maintenance and repairs, while Siny scrubbed and cleaned to get apartments ready for tenants.

“At times things were overwhelming,” Siny admits. “But the hard times are nothing. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways.”

Today

Since our founding, Indwell has expanded both the range and number of housing options. We now provide supportive housing to more than 550 households in southern Ontario through our programs in Hamilton, Woodstock, Simcoe, and London.

Our housing options range from residential care facilities with 24-hour on-site services, high support housing and independent apartments with supports. 

Leadership

Board of Directors

Alice Plug-Buist

Alice Plug-Buist

President

Al Bakker

Al Bakker

Vice President

Bill Munns

Bill Munns

Treasurer

Wayne Solomon

Wayne Solomon

Secretary

Krysta Boyer

Krysta Boyer

Jan Disselkoen

Jan Disselkoen

Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry

Fred Spoelstra

Fred Spoelstra

Charlotte Vander Hoek

Charlotte Vander Hoek

Cliff Williams

Cliff Williams

Management Team

Jeff Neven <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">MSW, RSW</div>

Jeff Neven
MSW, RSW

Executive Director

Graham Cubitt<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Graham Cubitt
BA

Director of Projects & Development

Chris Finkbiner <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">CPA, CA, CBV.</div>

Chris Finkbiner
CPA, CA, CBV.

Director of Finance

Daphne Prinzen <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BSc, RPP</div>

Daphne Prinzen
BSc, RPP

Program Director

Steven Rolfe<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">RN, BScN, MEd</div>

Steven Rolfe
RN, BScN, MEd

Director of Mental Health Services

Clarence Beeksma<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;"></div>

Clarence Beeksma

Human Resources Manager

Jessica Brand <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA, BEd</div>

Jessica Brand
BA, BEd

Assistant Program Director

Caitlin Chevreau<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;"></div>

Caitlin Chevreau

Hamilton Apartments Manager

Justin DeWaard <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Justin DeWaard
BA

Oxford Program Manager

Judy Eising<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BES, CFRE</div>

Judy Eising
BES, CFRE

Director of Donor Relations and Fundraising

Marcée Groen<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA, MSW</div>

Marcée Groen
BA, MSW

Wentworth Program Manager

Teresa Howe<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Teresa Howe
BA

Community Engagement Manager

Kim Lalonde <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Kim Lalonde
BA

Strathearne & Parkdale Program Manager

Leah Logan <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Leah Logan
BA

Regional Manager, Haldimand-Norfolk

Terri Louch <div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;"> </div>

Terri Louch

London Program Manager

Mark Nery<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;"></div>

Mark Nery

Information Services Manager

Hans Stief<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;"></div>

Hans Stief

Facilities Operations Manager

Natasha Theumler<div style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 5px;">BA</div>

Natasha Theumler
BA

Regional Manager, Oxford

Inclusion Statement

Indwell Welcomes

Indwell exists to provide hope and homes for all. Our supports and services are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Indwell engages with diverse communities: we actively identify and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our services.

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