...becoming a reality

...becoming a reality

...becoming a reality...becoming a reality...becoming a reality

About Us

Our Mission


To Provide a safe place of belonging for people in Bradford to grow and give resources.

Our History


The Helping Hands Food Book, 

The Hub Youth Centre and 

A Hand Up Clothing Room 

are all volunteer based charitable organizations who run programs

 out of town owned facilities 

located near each other

 but not under one roof. 

In 2003 the town's facility manager told us that the property would probably be sold in the next three years. Seventeen years later we are still all there! The programs are consistently growing to meet the increasing needs of our community  while the building continues to age and deteriorate. 

In 2017 Bradford's CAO, Geoff McKnight and Manager of Facilities, Mike O'Hare both committed that "The town won't do anything with that building until we've found you a place to go." They also both suggested, independent of each other, the potential use of Bradford Public School if the town acquired it when the school board decides to sell it.

Bradford Public School is located one street north of where these programs are offered currently.  Although this seems like a great location for us to potentially share our heart is to be in the best location for everyone involved. 

At a meeting held on Tuesday January 28th, 2020, Geoff McKnight shared that the town is currently investigating Bradford Public School as well as the potential of a new facility they are working on to replace the old Community Centre located on Simcoe Road. 

Our Team


Currently volunteers from;

A Hand Up Clothing Room

The Helping Hand Food Bank

The Hub Youth Centre 

are in the beginning stages of meeting together to continue developing The House concept with the heart to see it become a reality.

If you would like to be a part of these conversations please contact us, we would love to connect with you!


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