Events

House of Friendship’s Innovative ShelterCare Facility Set to Open

Posted on: January 19th, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE House of Friendship is set to open its innovative new ShelterCare facility in Waterloo later this month, where 100 men will receive 24/7 care and onsite health and housing supports. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide this new approach to emergency shelter in Waterloo Region, as one more piece of the puzzle […]

A Journey of Hope – Friendship Dinner 2022

Posted on: November 2nd, 2022

It was good to see so many of you (500 of our friends, in fact!) on Oct. 22 at the return of our in-person Friendship Dinner! The room was buzzing with smiles and hugs and conversation as caring community members came together to experience A Journey of Hope! Many of you were not able to join […]

Friendship Dinner is Back!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022

Please mark Saturday, October 22 on your calendar, and join us for A Journey of Hope at this year’s Friendship Dinner. We’re thrilled to be able to once again meet with you in person, and share with you hope-filled stories and projects in the midst of daunting headlines on the homelessness crisis. The evening will […]

February Potato Blitz Needs Your Help!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2021

House of Friendship’s February Potato Blitz is moving online! This year’s virtual campaign will provide families and individuals in need with nutritious food. Although this annual event looks different than previous years, you can still walk alongside your neighbours in their time of need. Hunger in our community has not gone away. Your caring support […]

Join Us Tomorrow for Sweet Beginnings!

Posted on: October 23rd, 2020

You’ve heard the highlights in local media – now we want to share with you the inside scoop on why ShelterCare is now getting National attention! We are learning so much every single day. It’s now clear that ShelterCare can be the triage for those who are homeless and help individuals exit the cycle of […]

You’re Invited to Join Us for Sweet Beginnings!

Posted on: September 15th, 2020

So much has happened since last year’s Friendship Dinner that we can’t wait to share it with you – from our table to yours. While we wish we could gather together in person, we invite you to join us ONLINE instead! As you settle in with your cup of coffee and your favourite dessert, we’ll […]

You Made Our Day – Thanks for Supporting Supermarket Blitz!

Posted on: February 14th, 2020

This community is amazing! Because of you, our Supermarket Blitz on Feb. 8 was a huge success, raising $24,000 and an incredible 61,000 lbs. of potatoes at 28 local grocery stores! It took an army of 350 volunteers, including local members of Waterloo Regional Police Services, Waterloo and Kitchener fire departments, local dignitaries and community […]

Join us at our Friendship Dinner this October!

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

We hope to see you at this year’s Friendship Dinner on Oct. 26! This year, we will both reflect on our past 80 years as an organization and share a vision that compels us forward – a future where health care and emergency shelter are seamlessly integrated in our community. The difficulties of those experiencing […]

Thank You for Playing with Purpose!

Posted on: July 24th, 2019

We couldn’t have done it without you! Nearly 200 golfers came together on July 10 to Play with Purpose at our 24th Annual Friendship Golf Tournament, raising a record-breaking $72,000 to help combat homelessness! All of the proceeds from the tournament will be used to provide support to the men who stay at our Charles […]

Join us at our 80th AGM!

Posted on: June 7th, 2019

You’re invited!  Please join us for our 80th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 from 4-6pm at Catalyst 137 (137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener)! Addiction is Close To Home for many Canadians, with 1 in 4 personally impacted by it – not to mention the many lives impacted daily by the growing nation-wide opioid crisis. […]

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