On our journey to help end homelessness in Waterloo Region, House of Friendship provides shelter for men as well as long-term, permanent supportive housing for single adults.
How to Access Regional Shelter Services:
Support for the Shelter:
Supportive Housing is permanent housing for single adults in two buildings where tenants are represented by one tenant council to build a thriving community. Many residents are served by a support team that provides on-site personal support for tenants with a strengths-based, harm reduction, recovery-focused approach that includes access to specialized supports from partner services and fosters and promotes community integration.
Individualized support is provided to maintain tenancy for eligible tenants, who are all invited to participate in community-building activities.
Charles Village and Eby Village
Support for Supportive Housing:
Call 519-742-8327 x 428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This documentary focuses on the importance of food and diet for the well-being of the homeless and those with mental illness or addictions, centering on House of Friendship and the work that’s being done with the men who reside there.
Listeners are allowed access into the lives of the residents and hear their stories told by themselves… and the front-line workers who try to help these men find their way back to society.
Food is the thread and Sandra Wall, kitchen coordinator for 35 years, is the person listeners will come to respect as the voice of compassion and empathy.
80+ years ago House of Friendship was founded on the premise that a hot, nutritious meal can help in the road to recovery.
Writer/Reporter: Daiene Vernile
Producer/Editor – Paul Francescutti