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Addiction Centre Construction Making Progress

Posted on: February 28th, 2020

The team from our Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment services program is getting excited! They had the chance to tour our new Addiction Treatment Centre, currently under construction in Cambridge and can’t wait until they get the chance to move in! They were thrilled to see the progress that is being made, and dream of the […]

You Made Our Day – Thanks for Supporting Supermarket Blitz!

Posted on: February 14th, 2020

This community is amazing! Because of you, our Supermarket Blitz on Feb. 8 was a huge success, raising $24,000 and an incredible 61,000 lbs. of potatoes at 28 local grocery stores! It took an army of 350 volunteers, including local members of Waterloo Regional Police Services, Waterloo and Kitchener fire departments, local dignitaries and community […]

No One is Too Young to Make a Difference

Posted on: December 20th, 2019

Luc Parrow has a big heart. At only six years of age, Luc was so inspired by the “5 Days of Giving” at his school, Laurelwood Public School, that he wanted to do even more to make sure everyone has food to eat. “I was concerned about people not having enough food,” said Luc. So, […]

You Give the Gift that Keeps On Giving

Posted on: December 13th, 2019

Marlene O’Brien wasn’t even born yet when her parents received a Christmas food hamper. She knows the story, though, because of the lasting impact it had on her family. The story has been told over and over again through the generations because of how much it mattered. Marlene even wrote down this story, so that […]

Progress Being Made at Addiction Treatment Centre

Posted on: December 10th, 2019

We’re so excited to be able to share a quick update on our Close to Home project in Cambridge! Our Addiction Treatment Centre is taking shape once again, with exterior cladding now being installed – and weather permitting, it will be finished by Christmas! Thank you to all of our supporters who have continued to […]

Making the Holiday Season Brighter

Posted on: December 6th, 2019

It’s only a few weeks until Christmas, but we’re already feeling the joy that comes with the season. That’s because today is the start of our Christmas Hamper program, where hundreds of volunteers will pack and deliver Christmas Hampers to 4,000 individuals and families in need in Kitchener and Waterloo. Hundreds more are facing the […]


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.

Celebrating 80 Years of Stronger Together

Posted on: November 21st, 2019

At House of Friendship, we’ve been celebrating all year long on 80 Years of Stronger Together. We know we couldn’t have made this journey without all of your support through the years. Thank you for being part of our story.

An Amazing Success for Hockey Helps the Homeless!

Posted on: October 31st, 2019

Wow – we’re still smilling! When a group of passionate people dedicated to combating homelessness gets together, amazing things can happen! An incredible committee of volunteers helped this year’s Hockey Helps the Homeless K-W hockey tournament reach an impressive goal, raising an amazing $1 million over six short years.  That means $1 million going to […]

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, […]

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