Stories of Change

September 22, 2020
A white man and woman stand six feet apart, smiling, and stand in front of a brick building with white letters that say "Mission of Services Hamilton."

Celebrating Victories in Extraordinary Circumstances

“When COVID-19 hit, our program participants were hit hard,” reports Mission Services’ Director of Addictions Services. “Other supports in their recovery were essentially shut down – […]
June 5, 2020
A woman with dark hair pulled back wears a blue surgical mask and a plaid blouse. She stands in front of a red brick wall and holds up a sign that reads "Thank you for helping vulnerable women and children during COVID-19."

COVID-19 & Mission Services

Over the last few months during the pandemic and ensuing shutdown, the public has adopted several sayings: “We’re all in this together,” “We’re all in the […]
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 […]

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