Celebrating Pandemic Recovery at House of Friendship – $150,000 Grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation Helps Rebuild Connection and Community

Posted on: August 4th, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE Aug. 2, 2023 Kitchener, ON – On Wednesday, staff and residents of Eby Village and Charles Village gathered in their newly renovated Activity Room to share a collaborative art project. Together, they celebrated the chance to come together as a community after experiencing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the […]

House of Friendship’s 84th AGM

Posted on: June 23rd, 2023

It was amazing to see so many of you at this year’s Annual General Meeting and Strawberry Social at Catalyst 137! On Monday, June 19, more than 200 community members gathered together for our 84th AGM  and enjoyed a time of connection and community, and enjoyed the chance to learn more about the impact of […]

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 […]

Supportive Housing & Community Hub on Charles!

Posted on: January 6th, 2023

We are so excited to share with you our vision to build a Supportive Housing and Community Hub on our current Charles Street property in downtown Kitchener, replacing our aging shelter that will move to its new location at 190 Weber St. N. in Waterloo early next year.  This new facility will add a third […]

ShelterCare’s Home is Coming Soon!

Posted on: December 30th, 2022

We know you, as our closest supporters, are eagerly anticipating the opening of our new ShelterCare location in Waterloo (190 Weber St. N.).  Given the urgent need for shelter spaces in Waterloo Region, we continue to do all we can to see the completion of these renovations as quickly as possible. While the extent of […]

Embracing the Season of Giving

Posted on: December 19th, 2022

With the holiday season well underway, so is the Christmas Food Program. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the delivery blitz last week, ensuring gift cards, turkeys, hams, and halal chickens were delivered to low-income families in Kitchener and Waterloo. The dedication of more than 600 volunteers ensures that over 4,000 families will have a holiday […]

Our Team is Growing – Be a Part of Something Special!

Posted on: December 1st, 2022

We are thrilled to share that the House of Friendship team is growing! Big things are coming to our shelter program, and we are now hiring for several new, critical positions. At House of Friendship, we genuinely believe in what we are doing every day. We aim to make a difference for the members of our […]

Hockey Helps the Homeless Raises $285,000!

Posted on: November 17th, 2022

Congratulations to the team at Hockey Helps the Homeless Waterloo Region, which raised an incredible $285,000 at this year’s tournament, held in October. This creates a nine-year total of $1.9-million, setting up the team to reach the $2-million milestone at its 10th anniversary of supporting local shelters, including House of Friendship. Thank you to the […]

Region of Waterloo’s Investment in ShelterCare Will Have a Lasting Impact

Posted on: May 2nd, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2022 Today, the Region of Waterloo and House of Friendship are launching a behind-the-scenes look at renovations now underway at House of Friendship’s new shelter location at 190 Weber St. N. through a new video (  The video highlights the Region’s substantial support of ShelterCare, through $570,000 in annual capital […]

More Beds For Addiction Treatment Centre

Posted on: February 11th, 2022

Today, we welcomed Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, to our Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment Centre in Cambridge, where he announced an incredible $90-million investment in addiction treatment throughout the province of Ontario! As part of that $90 million, House of Friendship will receive $584,000 over the next three years, allowing us […]

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