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Volunteering Update

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to volunteer during the pandemic. As a result of COVID-19 we are not accepting any new volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you once it is safe to have our volunteers return.  
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Outbreak at Inasmuch is Over

We are pleased to share that on May 12, 2020 Public Health declared the outbreak at Inasmuch House over. The staff member who tested positive on May 2 may return to work 14 days after being tested. We continue to practice all health and safety recommendations to best protect our residents and staff. We are… View Article
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Positive Case at Inasmuch House

Public Health has declared an outbreak at Inasmuch House, our violence against women shelter, currently consisting of one positive case. On April 29th, one of our Inasmuch House staff did not pass our internal health screening requirements and the Shelter Health team facilitated testing for that individual.  We were advised on May 2nd that this… View Article
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April 7: Updates to Addiction Services

An update on how Suntrac and housing programs will be moving forward over the next couple of weeks in response to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19. 1. All in-person groups and activities have been suspended until further notice. The situation will be reassessed on a regular basis in accordance with Public Health recommendations and guidelines. 2…. View Article
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East Hamilton Food Centre Closure

We regret to announce that we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the East Hamilton Food Centre, effective immediately. We know firsthand how many people rely on Emergency Food Assistance and we expect many more will be coming to us for the first time during this pandemic. Temporarily closing the East Hamilton Food… View Article
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Volunteer Criteria & Safety

New Criteria for Volunteering Health experts have advised that individuals over the age of sixty as well as individuals of any age with underlying health conditions or who are immunocompromised are at the highest risk of COVID-19.  Therefore, we are asking that all volunteers in the high risk category (i.e. seniors over 60 and those… View Article
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March 20 Pandemic Statement

As we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, we want to assure you that Mission Services is taking every step to ensure the safety of our staff, clients, and volunteers as we continue to provide food, shelter, and support to those in need. We are working closely with Public Health and the City of… View Article
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Volunteer Updates

To our Valuable Volunteers, I want to ensure all of you that Mission Services has a robust Pandemic Plan in place and that we are thinking about the safety of our staff, volunteers and clients as we continue to serve those who are vulnerable in our community. At this time, Mission Services has cancelled volunteering… View Article
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Changes to Addiction Services Programs

Last updated March 18, 2020. Suntrac / ASH / ARHP An update on how Suntrac and housing programs will be moving forward over the next couple of weeks in response to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19. 1.      All groups will be cancelled.  This includes our core Suntrac program and Aftercare as well as our drop in groups… View Article
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A Statement From Our Board

During this time of increasing caution surrounding COVID-19, I want to assure you that the Board of Directors is committed to the safety and security of all staff, clients, and volunteers across Mission Services. As Mission Services continues to serve those in need of food and shelter, enhanced preventative measures, such as increased sanitization and… View Article
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