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Homeward Bound Brantford-Brant

Homeward Bound Brantford-Brant

Homeward Bound is a program that coordinates wrap-around services to assist low-income single mothers to earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Homeward Bound aims to see each of the women who complete the program move into independent housing and maintain steady employment at a livable wage.

Among many other benefits, Homeward Bound offers access to affordable housing, subsidized childcare and career-track employment upon graduation.

Who is eligible for admission?

If you are a single mother 19 or older, and are receiving, or are eligible to receive, OW, please contact us for more information about the program.

The program has 4 phases:

Phase 1: Program start: This includes essential skills, computer and financial literacy training, and academic upgrading for college entrance.

Phase 2: Community college: Homeward Bound women attend college.  The 2-year diploma options vary depending on market demand and feasibility for a single mother. However, all college programs are local to Brantford-Brant.

Phase 3: Transitions to Success: This prepares women for internship, employment and exit. It includes Employability Skills Training and Industry Council Networking.

Phase 4: Internship, Employment, and Exit: It begins with a 14-week professional internship to gain work experience. Homeward Bound connects women to opportunities for full-time employment with our industry partners.

 

Brant Skills Centre gratefully acknowledges funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

Click here to download a fillable PDF of the referral form and application

Please be advised we will need to communicate with Ontario Works to confirm eligibility criteria is met to complete the referral process.

 

Click here to download a PDF version of the flyer