Who can join HOPE?
Any parent, guardian, or relative, who is troubled by the behavior of a teen or young adult in their life.
What is the age range of HOPE Members’ children?
HOPE's approach is best suited to parents of children who are in their teens or older. The typical age range of HOPE Members' children is between 15 and early 30s, however, members' children range in age from 13 to 50+.
What if I can’t afford to pay the membership fee all at once?
If membership fees are a problem please speak to the group Treasurer. The Treasurer will be happy to work out a payment plan with you.
Are HOPE groups led by professional counsellors?
HOPE is an all-volunteer run support and self-help organization and is not a professional counselling service. Some counsellors do attend HOPE, but they attend in the same capacity as all HOPE Members do – they have the shared experience of being troubled by behaviours of a child or children in their life.
Should I bring my child to group?
Group meetings are for parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. only.
Does HOPE provide babysitting while parents attend group?
Unfortunately HOPE doesn’t have the capacity to offer babysitting.
If HOPE is all-volunteer run, why is there a membership fee?
Although HOPE is all-volunteer run it does have a number of operating expenses. These include:
• Production of Member Fresh Perspective binders
• An annual financial audit
• Outreach materials such as brochures
• Web site expenses
• HOPE Information Line