Victory House is an inspired vision of a group of people in the Dufferin Caledon area. After assisting several women in their time of need, it became obvious that a safe home for healing was needed in the area. The vision is the creation of a transitional home, offering support and training for women and children in times of crisis. As the idea was shared with others, a group quickly came together to form a steering committee for The Victory House Association of Dufferin Caledon, as an established corporation, with charitable status. More than 50 volunteers have joined, working together to make The Victory House a reality.
Get to Know Our Team
Meet the amazing people behind Victory House
Executive Director and Founder
Pat is the driving force behind the organization and currently holds the Executive Director role. Pat has lived in the Caledon area for almost 40 years and attends Compass Community Church in Orangeville. Pat is a Leader of Bible Studies for Women at Compass and assists with many of their community initiatives. She also serves on the Hospitality Team for Women’s Ministry Institute at Heritage College, where she graduated in Women's Ministry. Pat has been married to her husband Gary for over 50 years and has a daughter and two grandchildren, both currently in University.
After supporting several women in their times of need it became evident that a home for women and their children was needed. Her vision has developed a comprehensive network of personal and professional contacts with key community leaders. Her passion for this home will be instrumental in raising the profile of Victory House within the community. Her past experience as a Board member with Caledon Community Services and a member of the Fundraising team will have a significant impact on the development of Victory House.
Paul has lived in the Caledon area for 41 years. He taught high school for 34 years and coached volleyball for many of those years. Paul owns and operates Caledon Hills Honey from his home. He has attended Bramalea Baptist Church for 41 years, was a Sunday School teacher for many years. He is on the Elder’s Board of the Church and is presently on the nominating team for Elders and Directors.
Paul and his wife, Gloria have been very instrumental in the fundraising for Victory House, and continue to be involved in all areas of the team. Their love for the lord and family of two children and 5 grandchildren, with a new one on the way. Paul and Gloria open their hearts and home for all of God's will.
Rick is a graduate in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo and has attended Caledon Hills Fellowship Baptist Church for 22 years. Mostly retired now, his passion is teaching and he is excited to lead a Growth Group on the Gospel of John. Rick has been married to Audrey for 45 years and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Rick's background in engineering has been most helpful with the plans and interaction with the town for the approval for Victory House.
As the Founder & Executive Director of Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown, the holding company for Drummond House and Rescued and Restored, used furniture store. Debra plays an active role in the community and as Board member to Victory House. During the initial years, Debra lived at Drummond House offering frontline support to the residents. She strongly believes that no woman, child or family should be making significant life decisions in the midst of crisis without support. Debra continues to support her team in the opening of the H.O.P.E. Centre (Home of Practical Education). This third initiative offers practical support for women, men and families through a variety of courses. Debra has three children and ten grandchildren and loves to spend time with them all.
We are honored to have Debra on our Board of Directors and her wealth of experience is of great help to our team.