Media Releases

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Sharing the Gift of Food at Supermarket Blitz

Posted on: February 5th, 2019

This weekend, come see our caring community at its best, as hundreds of volunteers collect cash and potatoes at grocery stores for Supermarket Potato Blitz 2019, in support of House of Friendship’s Emergency Food Hampers. On Saturday, Feb. 9, approximately 400 volunteers will be on hand to receive cash and potato donations from the community, […]

Christmas Hamper Program and Turkey Drive Now Underway

Posted on: December 7th, 2018

WATERLOO REGION – Everybody deserves a special holiday meal, including a turkey. That’s the inspiration behind the annual Turkey Drive of the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club. Now in its 12th year, the Rotary Turkey Drive helps ensure that no family is left behind at Christmas time. Every year, more than 4,000 hampers are delivered to local […]

Additional Counselling Services Now Available

Posted on: May 24th, 2018

House of Friendship is pleased to now offer additional counselling services to the range of care that is already available through House of Friendship’s Addiction Treatment Services programs. As of June 1, 2018, House of Friendship offers counselling for individuals, families and groups with addiction or substance-use concerns, as well as problem gambling, internet use […]

Temporary Winter Overnight Drop-In Program Winds Down

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

As planned, the three-month Temporary Winter Overnight Drop-In Program wrapped up on April 30, 2018. Operated by House of Friendship staff and funded by the Region of Waterloo, this program was provided at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in downtown Kitchener. With funding until the end of April, this program allowed St. Matthews and House of […]

Integration of Addiction and Counselling Services with St. Mary’s General Hospital

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

House of Friendship and St. Mary’s General Hospital are pleased to announce a proposed plan to voluntarily integrate addiction counselling services. This proposal will be considered by the Waterloo-Wellington Local Integration Health Network (WWLHIN) at its regular board meeting on March 28, 2018. This voluntary integration will see addiction counselling services currently provided by St. […]