Stories of Change

January 31, 2020
A man with brown hair and a beard smiles at the camera. He wears a black t-shirt and stands in front of a window which overlooks a street of brick houses.

Housing & Homelessness in Hamilton

“We’re looking for some way we can intervene, and then stabilize someone who is struggling and not have them experience homelessness.” Dave, who owns Hanlyn Property […]
January 31, 2020
Close up of a person's hand stretched flat. A silver key with a green key chain sit in the person's hand.

Housing UP!

In January 2020, the City of Hamilton approved funding of $1.3 million per year for three years to Mission Services for an exciting new program called […]
January 31, 2020
Two white men and a young white woman stand next to each other, laughing and wearing winter coats. They stand in front of the tree mural on the wall of the Men's Shelter on James St N. It's sunny outside.

Hopeful & Determined

You gave John a place where he felt at home and a support network that has allowed him to reach his goals, and find healing and […]
November 27, 2019
A young white woman sits in an armchair in front of a white fire place. She is smiling and holding her a baby on her lap. Her toddler sits next to them, smiling.

A Gift of Joy

Julia, a single mom, was worried about her family. It was Christmas, and she had nothing to give to her kids, or food to put on […]
November 27, 2019
A woman wit dark hair looks at the camera and holds her young daughter, who is smiling.

A Christmas to Remember

Liezel and her daughter left everything behind to escape the violence they were experiencing. Thanks to you, though they fled with nothing, they gained so much, […]
November 27, 2019
The Gift Room is a warehouse room filled with colourful toys stacked on shelves. The room is decorated with Christmas decorations.

A Tradition of Giving

Every year, hundreds of volunteers, and many volunteer groups help us run our Christmas programs. Below is the story of a family – the Stevens – […]

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