Shelter and Support for Mothers and Their Children in Need
Michael was a little boy from Guelph, Ontario who was diagnosed with down syndrome prior to his birth. Despite negative reactions from medical staff, who suggested Michael would have a difficult life, Michael’s parents continued the pregnancy. We named ourselves after the love and safety they created in their home for young Michael. “Michael House” symbolizes the safety and shelter it provides for expectant and new mothers and their children in difficult circumstances.
Our Vision & Mission
Empower resilient women to overcome barriers for the betterment of themselves and their children.
To provide shelter and support to pregnant and parenting women and their children in need.
Living Our Mission
Welcome to our website
We are so glad that you have decided to check us out. We Love our families at Michael House – we exist because of them and for them.
Our work is to empower our families that call Michael House home, our care is about providing programming to address areas of need and to instill growth in them so they can overcome and move towards independence and health for themselves and their children.
Our mission is to provide shelter and support during times of stress and when they need it the most. We embrace our families wherever they come from and whatever their story is. It is our desire and prayer that they grab hold of the opportunities that being at Michael House provides for them as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
We know that each woman and family that is part of Michael House is here for a reason and a season of their lives. And in that season, we are all about building them up, advocating on their behalf, giving them tools through programming to make decisions that impact their lives for the better.
We also attend to their mental health by providing group and ongoing individual counseling as they work through a myriad of traumas, addictions, and history so they can begin moving forward and building future stories that are full of hope, well-being, and health!
If you would like to be a part of Michael House as one of our families, as a supporter, as a business and community advocate, we would love to hear from you.
We are excited about what the future holds for Michael House in the coming days and years and we are cheering our families on as they do the hard work of rebuilding their lives and providing for their little ones!