For more than 50 years, the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (the DI) has delivered services and supports to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Open 365 days a year, twenty-four hours a day, the DI’s emergency shelter can sleep up to 1,000 people nightly and serves approximately 3,000 meals daily. Each year, more than 10,000 Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty count on the DI for access to emergency shelter, health services, community resources, permanent supportive housing and affordable housing supports. The DI relies heavily on the kindness of Calgarians to fund its 50+ programs and services. To learn more, visit www.CalgaryDropIn.ca and follow @CalgaryDropIn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To give, visit www.CalgaryDropIn.ca/Donate.
Established in 1892, Welcome Hall Mission has become the largest doorway to help for Montrealers in need. Many programs are available to support the homeless, young single mothers, families and at-risk youth. Providing hope through concrete actions and effective solutions. To learn more, visit www.welcomehallmission.com
The Ryandale Transitional Housing is located in Kingston, Ontario and the mission is to ensure safe accommodation and access to essential support services for people struggling with the economic, social and often emotional challenges of being without permanent housing. By working with community partners such as the United Way, Ryandale seeks to create a local reality in which the basic needs and rights of every person are met. Shelter, food, safety, and human dignity are our primary concerns, along with providing information about community resources that can help residents establish more stable and secure lives for themselves. They believe that a socially inclusive and vibrant community embraces the challenges of homelessness head on, offering compassion and shelter as a foundation for people to begin addressing their other needs, such as long-term housing, employment, education and counselling. To learn more, visit www.ryandale.ca
A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness. Siloam Mission’s programs and services are provided free of charge, with dignity and respect, and without discrimination. They serve hundreds of people every day, lending a helping hand to those who need it most. To learn more, visit www.siloam.ca
Located in St. John's Newfoundland, their mission is to transform lives through Real Homes, Real Work and Real Help. They provide services to adults who face many barriers to fully participating in their community. These barriers include mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment. To learn more, visit www.stellascircle.ca
At the Canadian Mental Health Association - Hastings and Price Edward Branch, the mission is to promote mental-health wellness and community integration. They provide services offering hope and support to the people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties through advocacy, education and transitional housing. To learn more, visit www.hastings-cmha.org
The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. exists to provide emergency shelter, supported living, and affordable housing to those in need. Operating in both Saskatoon and North Battleford, The Lighthouse's vision is to build people up holistically with dignity, respect, and love. They aim to be a dynamic and innovative housing and service provider in the communities they serve. They assist individuals in reaching higher levels of personal growth, independence and resilience by providing supports and meeting needs through a client-centred approach. For more information please visit the website at: www.lighthousesaskatoon.org
Mood Disorders Ottawa (MDO) is a peer-run volunteer organization. Members of MDO and individuals living with a mood disorder, along with our families and friends, engage in mutual support to improve the quality of our lives and to work at creating opportunities to reconnect with self and others. They aim to offer a beacon of hope that people living with mental health challenges can and do live well. To learn more, visit www.mooddisordersottawa.ca
Shelter Nova Scotia is passionate about accomplishing two things:
Ending homelessness one person at a time
Helping individuals make the change from a correctional facility to community living.
Shelter Nova Scotia helps individuals maximize their inherent greatness. They believe, with your help, that they can connect positively with the men and women they serve in ways that help them experience a better life. They do this by aiming high, reaching far, and working tirelessly.
Shelter Nova Scotia is here – without judgment – to help.
To learn more, visit www.shelternovascotia.com
The Humanity Project based out of Moncton, New Brunswick and is a registered non-profit social community for believers that the world cannot change with one person’s actions alone - humanity must unite, regardless of age, gender, race, education, sexual preference, language, social status, religion or political views. The Humanity Project wants to ignite social change and improve the everyday lives of fellow human beings. Their objective is to optimize the ways in which a non-profit organization operates by working their best to ensure 100% of donated resources are put directly back into the community. To learn more, check out www.thehumanityproject.ca