Hope for Homes

Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2024, at Mill Run Golf Club for an evening of laughter, connection and coming together to support people facing homelessness and housing instability in north Durham. Hope for Homes will help spread awareness to support those in our community who are struggling with homelessness. Proceeds will go towards our current programming, helping us serve even more at-risk households, and funding new, innovative initiatives to address homelessness. Tickets are $125 each or $900 for a table of eight. Tax receipts will be issued directly to the purchaser for a portion of the ticket price.

The HOPE FOR HOMES – Dinner & Silent Auction will include:

  • A delicious 3-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, and a raffle draw!
  • A silent auction with fantastic items for you to bid on and win!
  • FUND-A-NEED, focusing on the goal to furnish five apartments at $5,000 per unit!

Musical Entertainment

Raffaele (‘Raff’) has been performing professionally for over 30 years and is still going strong! Raff founded ‘Backstage Pass’ back in 1984 while still in high school and has worked with many amazing musicians over the decades!

Band Members:
Raffaele Marchione – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Brad Walker – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Mark Valois – Drums/Vocals
Richie Sordet – Guitar/Vocals
James Schweitzer – Keys/Guitar/Vocals


Guest Speaker

Hannah Scott, PhD
Professor, Criminology and Justice
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Hannah Scott, PhD is a Professor and founding faculty member at Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech). She received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from McMaster University and her master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Guelph. She has worked in the United States and Canada on several inter-agency initiatives including a research project funded by the National Homeless Initiative (NHI), called “Out Of Homelessness: Vulnerability of Unattached Individuals in Durham Region”. This research project was dedicated learning from those who have transitioned from homelessness to stable housing, and to listening as they share their stories and experiences in order to influence the community in which we live.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Courage Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Love Sponsor