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Working at a Non-Profit – Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle – another long time employee of Hope’s Home.

As we continue to go through our list of employees who have stuck around for 8+ years, we are in awe of the dedication these staff members have shown. Hope’s Home has completely surpassed just being their place of work. This organization – and everyone in it – is their family. It really is a unique experience working at a non-profit.

With that being said, we are here to introduce Michelle. She is such an integral part of our Hope’s Home family and we can’t wait to see where her journey with Hope’s Home takes her next.

1. How long have you been at Hope’s Home? What positions have you all held here? Give a little explanation about each one.

My name is Michelle Yung and I’ve been a nurse at Hope’s Home in Regina for 10 Years now. I started off as a nursing student and never left! I’m currently working as a Nurse Supervisor at our Supportive Living home. I’ve worked in many different roles from floor nurse to school nurse, Nurse Supervisor and Regional Manager. I love this organization and have been proud to be a part of the growth over the past 10 years.

Michelle - non profit

2. How have you seen the organization change from when you started to how it is now?

I was apart of helping to open our first Supportive Living home here in Regina on Durham Drive.

3. What is your favourite Hope’s Home memory or moment?

Some of my favourite memories include Hope’s angels, the kiddos that brought us so much joy that are no longer with us but have left lasting impressions. ❤️

One of Hope's Angels - Emmett ❤️

4. How would you summarize the past 10 years working at Hope’s Home?

I love my job, the kids we care for, supporting families and our amazing team; it’s no secret that I’m a lifer with Hope’s Home.

It has been so exciting to watch us expand from one location in one city, to 3 cities across Saskatchewan, running integrated daycare programs, supportive living homes and recreation programs. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years brings!

It truly is Hope’s Home’s organizational culture that keep our staff members sticking around. We would love to hear your thoughts around culture within the workplace and the top things you think keep employees around. Let us know in the comments!

 

That’s why there’s no place like Hope. ❤️

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Fundraising Through a Pandemic – Charity Golf Tournament

After cancelling our biggest fundraiser of the year and seeing a decline in revenue and donations over the past 5 months – we were so thankful to start fundraising again.

On August 7th, we put on our 7th Annual Hope’s Home Charity Golf Tournament in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. We are so proud to announce that even with all the complications and limitations of COVID-19, we still managed to raise $14,000 for our organization.

We were grateful to have Malcolm Jenkins of Canadian Tire Prince Albert back on as our title sponsor. Malcolm continues to be a huge supporter of Hope’s Home year after year. He continually comes back for our golf tournament and this year also took on title sponsor at Swinging With the Stars Prince Albert.

Our day started bright and early with the sun shining down. It was a beautiful day to get together and support Hope’s Home. Not to mention it was so nice to see everyone’s faces again!

Our teams came in full spirit and got dressed up in matching uniforms (How awesome are these shirts?!).  We loved seeing all the creativity they put in to it. Throughout the day, we played fun mini games at each hole, raffled off a side x side, had a chance to win prizes from our amazing sponsors, and got to finish the day off with an incredible steak supper from Kachur’s Golf Club.

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The day was an absolute BLAST and a huge success. We are very grateful we were able to continue on with one of our favourite weekends of the year. A huge thank you to all our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for making our 7th Annual Golf Tournament one to remember! We can’t wait to see you all out for the 2021 tournament!

 

That’s why there is no place like Hope. ❤️

First time swimming - hopes home

Supportive Living – Celebrating firsts as a Family

For the kids that live with us at Supportive Living, our staff members are their second family. 

Not too long ago, our Supportive Living Home took this little dude swimming for the first time. Our staff made sure that his oxygen tube wouldn’t stop him from participating in the activity that he chose. At Hope’s Home we celebrate the everyday miracles, and this is one of them. Each day we are in awe of the inspiring victories our kids achieve, only made possible by the incredible staff there to help them, encourage them, and support them along the way.

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This little guy turned 2 last week, and he’s been with Hope’s Home for almost his whole life. Our staff have celebrated his first steps, first taste of food orally, and his first swim, along with so many other accomplishments. He’s come so far from when he was first brought to Hope’s Home. Now the staff have to chase him around the house while he’s running and playing. We are so grateful everyday that we get to be apart of these children’s lives as not just their caregivers, but as their family.

 

That’s why there’s no place like Hope. ❤️