Because of the amazing partnerships House of Friendship has with local government and community organizations, more than 42,000 men, women and children receive the help they need every year.
Without this support, we would be unable to help those who need food, shelter, community resources, or addiction treatment. Thank you for working together with us in our shared mission to build a community where all can belong and thrive.
Supporting the After School Mentorship program, building skills of vulnerable youth in at-risk neighbourhoods, to help them reach their full potential.
Funding through the Stabilization Grant to help support our needs in the midst of COVID recovery.
Funding through the Resilient Communities Fund to support some vital shelter staff training, giving them tools to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and the ongoing opioid epidemic with improved resilience and strength.
Funding to expand and improve shelter services for men experiencing homelessness. Through their support of our ShelterCare model, which includes 24/7 care with onsite wrap-around health care services, we have seen men become healthier and housed.
Every year, House of Friendship is able to provide gift cards and turkeys to 12,000 individuals living on low income, providing them with a special holiday meal. This program is made possible because of the efforts of the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club, which supports Christmas Hampers with its annual Rotary Turkey Drive. To date, more than $4 million has been raised in support of Christmas Hampers. Thank you!
House of Friendship also receives significant support from Hockey Helps the Homeless Waterloo Region, which holds an annual hockey tournament in support of local emergency shelters, including House of Friendship. After seven years of tournaments, the local organization has raised more than a million dollars for this community. Thank you!
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