The Parental Suite provides semi-independent living for a parent and their child(ren), in a basement suite below the home of a Mentor Couple, allowing for increased independence and responsibility. The suite is a caring and safe environment, supporting the parent to develop critical life skills, reducing the risk of generational cycles of addiction, abuse, and poverty that can often lead to the apprehension of children.
Cost: $570 per month for rent, most food and personal costs are not included
History: On November 1st, 2016, Inner Hope opened its third site, the Parental Suite. The Mentor Couple, Ben and Deirdre, were House Parents at The Home (Inner Hope's family style housing for youth) from September 2014-November 1st 2016. As they planned to leave their role as House Parents in anticipation of having their first child, they found themselves wanting to provide support and continuity for a young parent and his child who had resided with them for the past year and a half.