Gifts of Hope

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COVID-19 Tenant Support Fund

We’ve established a special fund for supporting tenants during this unsettling time of social distancing and self-isolation.


$2,500 x 4

Help Tenants Get Out and About

Transportation funds for Blossom Park Apartments and Harvey Woods Lofts in Woodstock, as well as Parkdale Landing and Strathearne Suites in East Hamilton

Tenants can be limited in participating in community activities outside of regular transit hours and routes, and sometimes tenants require transportation to access important medical services. Your gift will allow the program to rent a van for group activities or provide taxi vouchers when the availability or cost of transportation limits tenants’ ability to participate in activities outside of their buildings.


$2,000 x 2

Cultivate Creativity

For Prinzen Flats and Perkins Centre in Hamilton

Tenants will participate in a weekly creative class with writing material and prompts, art supplies, and other mediums for self-expression. By providing writing and art supplies you will contribute to increasing their self-confidence, while interacting with others in the class will increase their social network and sense of belonging.


$450 x 12

Provide Online Connections

Four for Harvey Woods Lofts in Woodstock, four for Hambleton Hall in Simcoe, two for Prinzen Flats in Central Hamilton, and two for the John Perkins Centre in East Hamilton

Provide Chromeboxes (small computers) for common areas, enabling tenants to stay connected with family and friends, and giving them access to information, entertainment and news from the wider world.

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$800 x 17

Buy a Bench

10 for Woodfield Gate in London, four for the Perkins Centre in East Hamilton and three for Rudy Hulst Commons in East Hamilton

Encourage tenants to enjoy their green spaces, terraces, and patios. (For an additional gift of $100 include a plaque with your name, in honour of a friend, or in memory of a loved one)

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$8,200 x 2

Give for a Gazebo

One at Blossom Park Apartments in Woodstock, and one at McQuesten Lofts in East Hamilton

Provide a protected area for tenants to sit outdoors, as well as a place away from building entrances for smokers.



Bring on the Bike Rack

At Parkdale Landing in East Hamilton

Provide funds for an indoor bike rack for safe storage which will encourage tenants to take advantage of this inexpensive and healthy way of getting around.

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$350/month for 10 months

Encourage a Love of Reading

To purchase books for Harvey Woods Lofts in Woodstock

If you are part of a book club, you know how enjoyable it is to dive into a good book with others. Tenants at Harvey Woods Loft would like to launch a book club, but this can be costly on a limited budget and it can be difficult for members to access the same book each month when relying on the public library. Indwell is seeking book lovers who will launch a 10-month book club with kits, which can be transferred to other Indwell programs.



Furnish an Apartment

A furnished apartment will give tenants a fresh start and an opportunity to build a stable home from which they can experience health, wellness, and belonging. Your gift will provide basic furnishings, kitchen kit and appliances for one apartment.

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Support Suicide Prevention Training

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) develops skills to prevent the immediate risk of suicidal behavior. Indwell is seeking funding for two program staff to receive ASIST training early in 2020. As part of their certification, they will then lead three suicide intervention workshops for Indwell support staff in the coming year and annually after that.

$5,000/$9,700 already covered by a donation from Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Staff Association

Slow cooker

$6,500 x 4

Sponsor a Crock Pot Cooking Class

Hosted at Harvey Woods Lofts in Woodstock

Participants will cook together once a week for six weeks and bring home a crock pot meal. Crock pots will be supplied, and the participants will contribute the ingredients. On completion of the class, participants will be gifted their crock pot.

Send a note of encouragement

Now more than ever, it is important that our tenants feel connected with others, even if they cannot be physically connected. Send a note of encouragement to be shared with our tenants who are feeling isolated at this time.

Send a message to our tenants

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