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Hillside Residence 
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Гостьовий дім Хілсайд

Hillside Residence in Maryhill is temporary housing for Ukrainian's fleeing the war and who need assistance with settling in Canada. 

 Hillside Residence reopened our doors in January 2023.

 

*Click here to see more details about Hillside Residence. Visit Hillside's Facebook page for additional information and pictures.

Guest house offers

St. Jacobs Guest House
offers 

Capacity: 10 rooms, up to 22 guests.

Accommodation: Free stay including utilities for short-term.

Amenities:

  - Complimentary food (donation-based).

  - Hotel-style rooms.

  - Large backyard.

  - Close to parks, transportation, and markets.

Support Services:

  - Assistance with resume building and job search.

  - General support.

  - On-site English Language Support (ELS).

  - Nearby medical support.

Type: Family house.

About

Hillside Residence

Capacity: 13 rooms, up to 22 guests.

Cost: $800-900 a month per family. Discounts available to help people in need.

Duration: Can stay up to 6 months

Amenities:

  - Private bathrooms for each room

  - Large kitchen

  - Multiple common spaces

  - Complimentary food (donation-based).

  - Close to parks.

  - School bus available to local schools

  - Local market store within walking distance

  - Wheel chair accessible bedrooms and bathrooms

Support Services:

  - On-site ELS.

  - Employment support

Крок 1.
Для новоприбулих українців


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Step 1.
For Ukrainian newcomers

 

Якщо ви прибули з України по програмі CUAET та потребуєте тимчасове житло,

зробіть Крок 1 - заповніть нашу форму реєстрації (Форма прийому для українських сімей). Тільки після заповнення форми ми з вами звяжемося щодо пошуку необхідного житла.

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If you have arrived from Ukraine under the CUAET program and need temporary accommodation, take Step 1 - fill out our registration form (Intake Form for Ukrainian Families). Only after completing the form, we will contact you regarding the search for the necessary accommodation.

Guiding Principles and Expectations at the Hillside Residence
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Основні принципи та вимоги гостьового дому Хілсайд

The primary objective of WR Grassroot Response to the Ukrainian Crisis is to connect volunteers and housing options to Ukrainians in Canada affected by the war. Meanwhile, the specific aim of the Hillside Residence is to assist them in their immediate necessities, including housing, job placement, food, education, and cultural integration. Through our efforts at Hillside Residence we seek to cultivate an environment that emphasizes community, empathy, and understanding for all involved.

Rules and Expectations
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Правила та Вимоги:

Every Ukrainian individual residing in Hillside Residence in Maryhill is informed of our rules and regulations.  These include:

 

  1. Mutual respect amongst all members.

  2. Strict adherence to safety protocols.

  3. Avoidance of alcohol and recreational drugs during their stay with us.

  4. Prohibition of any form of physical or verbal abuse, both within our premises and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

  5. Desire to find employment 

  6. Taking steps to learn English 

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  1. Взаємна повага між усіма членами.

  2. Суворе дотримання протоколів безпеки.

  3. Уникайте вживання алкоголю та рекреаційних наркотиків під час перебування у нас.

  4. Заборона будь-якої форми фізичного чи словесного насильства як у наших приміщеннях, так і в прилеглих районах.

  5. Бажання знайти роботу

  6. Робимо кроки для вивчення англійської мови

Our aim is to cultivate a healthy community that values respect and safety.
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Наша мета — розвивати здорову спільноту, яка цінує повагу та безпеку.

Self-Empowerment
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Самовдосконалення

While our volunteers strive to assist in areas like employment support,  transportation, job placements, language learning and connecting them with housing options, we emphasize the importance of personal initiative. Each guest is provided with local resources to settle and employment services within the Region of Waterloo that can also assist them in numerous ways.   We do expect individuals to actively engage in their resettlement process in order to ensure that they know the steps they need to take to be successful in Ontario. We emphasize the importance of these steps in order for them to show their commitment in building their life in Canada.

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У той час як наші волонтери прагнуть допомогти в таких сферах, як підтримка з працевлаштування,  транспорт, вивчення мови та пропозиція різних варіантів житла, ми наголошуємо на важливості особистої ініціативи. Кожному гостю надаються місцеві ресурси для поселення та служби працевлаштування в регіоні Ватерлоо, які також можуть допомогти їм різними способами. Ми очікуємо, що люди будуть активно брати участь у процесі адаптації, щоб переконатися, що вони знають, які кроки вони повинні зробити, щоб досягти успіху в Онтаріо. Ми наголошуємо на важливості цих кроків для того, щоб вони продемонстрували свою готовність до  побудови свого життя в Канаді.

Donate Financially

The owners of the facility, Karen and Bob, are amazing people who are offering space (for reduced rent) and helping to coordinate the settlement of the families.

We want to ensure all families have a safe place to live even if they can't afford it. We are fundraising to offset the cost of rent partially or fully.

Volunteer

Volunteering at Hillside is just one of the many ways you can make a difference. We currently need assistance with coordinating donations, fundraising and ensuring we have enough people to help with the settlement of Ukrainian guests. (transportation to employment or appointments, helping to find employment, advocating for ensure they are connected with various Regional/provincial services)

Donate Furniture

We are in need of 2 single-sized box springs, alarm clocks, hangers, towels... and many other items to make the space feel more like home. 

We have limited storage space so we can only accept the items specifically needed. 

Build Community Support

We believe strongly that in order to ensure these families get off on the right foot they need to feel like they belong. We are looking for volunteers to help build connections within the Maryhill community. This may look like potlucks, or outdoor activities, or opportunities for the youth to get to know each other. 

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