Stories to Share

Thank you for Playing with Purpose!

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

Thank you! On Wednesday, July 11, more than 150 golfers joined together to Play with Purpose, helping support the Charles Street Men’s Shelter. It was a beautiful day on the links for golfers at Grand Valley Golf & Country Club and Doon Valley Golf Course. Golfers enjoyed a variety of fun activities, from chipping and […]

Matthew’s Story

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

Matthew never expected that he could become homeless. It wasn’t part of the plan. Matthew shares his journey from homelessness to housing stability, with help from House of Friendship’s Charles Street Men’s Shelter.

Ali and His Family Found a Home

Posted on: July 6th, 2018

Ali arrived in Canada with little more than the clothes on his back. In 2016, Ali and his family travelled from Colombia to Canada as refugees, making the journey across the Canadian-American border by foot. He, his wife and their two children each had a backpack. Everything else had been left behind. “It was very […]

AGM Celebrates Successful Close to Home Campaign

Posted on: June 21st, 2018

Thank you, Waterloo Region! Because of you, men and women seeking freedom from their addictions will be able to receive the treatment they need, at a treatment facility that provides greater dignity with expanded programming and access. At this year’s Annual General Meeting, held on Tuesday, June 19, House of Friendship Executive Director John Neufeld […]

Séan McCann shares story of hope and recovery at Friendship Dinner

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017

House of Friendship welcomed 500 of its closest friends and supporters to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the 22nd Annual Friendship Dinner. Séan McCann, formerly of Great Big Sea, shared his story of addiction and recovery to a packed house, and sang special selections from his CD, Help Your Self. McCann said […]

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