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ShelterCare

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019

At this year’s Friendship Dinner, we shared the vision that compels us forward – ShelterCare: Integrating Healthcare and Shelter. We invite you to join this vision – and make ShelterCare a reality.

There’s a place for you at the table

Posted on: October 28th, 2019

We were so thrilled to have so many of you join us at this year’s Friendship Dinner, held at Lot 42 on Oct. 26. We honoured the past 80 years of service and what has inspired us in our mission so far. Executive Director John Neufeld and Housing Services Director Jessica Bondy also shared ShelterCare, […]

Reconstruction Set to Begin at Addiction Treatment Centre

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019

Reconstruction is set to begin at House of Friendship’s addiction treatment centre on Concession Road in Cambridge, two months after an early-morning fire on May 1, 2019 caused significant damage to the building. “We are incredibly excited to be able to once again move forward with this much-needed addiction treatment centre for Waterloo Region,” said […]

Addiction Centre Update

Posted on: June 13th, 2019

We continue to move forward with hope and commitment as we work to complete our addiction treatment centre in Cambridge, despite the setback caused by a fire on May 1, 2019. As the insurance assessment of our facility on Concession Road continues, we are working hard on various options to ensure continued service for our […]

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. […]

You are Helping Kids Flourish in Spite of the Odds!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019

Your support of our preventative work in low-income neighbourhoods helps children and their families overcome the barriers that poverty creates – the odds that poverty stacks against them. If your family is constantly struggling to put food on the table or dealing with inadequate housing  or childcare, there isn’t enough time or energy to think about […]

House of Friendship Moves Forward with Addiction Treatment Centre in Cambridge

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019

Media Release – May 2, 2019 House of Friendship leadership says despite a serious fire at the construction site of the new addiction treatment centre located on Concession Road in Cambridge, the project is moving ahead as planned. “We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have already received from this amazing community,” […]

Volunteer’s Passion to Reduce Waste Provides More Food for Families

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

Volunteer Christine Babin has found a way to stretch food that is handed out to families in need at Kingsdale Community Centre. When she first began volunteering, she was concerned by the leftover fruit and vegetables going to the compost pile. So she started using her own equipment, including a food processor and vacuum sealer, […]

You Can Help Send More Children to Camp

Posted on: April 5th, 2019

Camp makes a difference that lasts for a lifetime. When children attend summer camp, they can gain the tools and skills they need to succeed later in life. Children grow in self-confidence and resilience and have a greater ability to resist the challenges they might be facing. For families living on low income, camp is […]

Coming Back from Tragedy – Clint and Joanie Malarchuk Share Their Story

Posted on: March 29th, 2019

Clint Malarchuk knows a thing or two about beginning again. The former NHL goaltender, most famous for surviving a skate blade to the neck (and returning to the ice 10 days later) has struggled back from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and addiction. He also survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the skull, a suicide attempt […]

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