Hope For Men
Every day over 1000 meals are provided by Hope Mission, free of charge. We serve three meals a day, five days a week with brunch and dinner on weekends. Hope Mission also distributes clothing to those in need, through the Hope Bargain Shoppe.
Hope Mission has been helping people leave the streets and discover a place they can call home for over 80 years. We provide emergency shelter for those who need a safe, dry, warm place to get a good night’s sleep. Our ultimate goal is to help individuals find a home of their own.
For men struggling with addiction, we provide a 12-Step year long recovery community called Breakout. Our hope is rooted in the life-changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and from that source we seek to meet not only the physical needs of our guests, but spiritual needs as well.
Men’s Stories of Hope
A Life-Changing Moment Amidst Grief and PainFrom Richard, a Hope Mission chaplain Entering the Hope Mission Centre recently, our finely-moustached receptionist informed me that a frequent guest at our Emergency Shelter was being looked for, as his mother had passed away and the morgue required him, as the only surviving family member to come down and verify her identity – could... Read More ›
Give Hope This SummerBring hope this summer to your homeless neighbours. In summer, donations for our programs go down, but the need is still present. You can help make this a Summer of Hope for those in need. We might think life on the streets would be easier during the summer, but while the threat of frostbite has... Read More ›
New Life at Annual Baptism ServiceFrom Richard, a Hope Mission chaplain Sometimes a cup of cold water given in Jesus’ name can make a Lac St-Anne of a difference in a person’s life. Sunday past was Hope Mission’s annual baptism service out at Alberta Beach. A convoy of inner city people left the concrete and construction for the chance to... Read More ›
A Summer Tradition – Hope Street FestivalWhen summer hits in Edmonton, so does the Festival Season. Holidays, festivals and backyard barbeques are all part of an Edmonton summer. For the city’s homeless, summer is just another season to survive on the streets. This weekend, Hope Mission is bringing a taste of summer enjoyment to those in need with the Hope Street Festival. Hope... Read More ›
The Beginning of Something SpecialThoughts from Richard, a Hope Mission chaplain 2:58 Monday afternoon in the Ministry Wing of the Breakout Recovery Community at the Herb Jamieson Centre. I grabbed my Bible and headed to the “Library” room. Would this new initiative be worthwhile? How many men would show up? A modest group of five guys were waiting. As... Read More ›
Breaking the Chains of Addiction – Joe’s Story“It took me this long, but I came home. I came back to God.” Last September, Joseph “Joe” McPhee came to Hope Mission a broken and battered man. Just weeks ago at this year’s Spring Banquet, Joe stood in front of his brothers in the Breakout Recovery Community, and shared his life-changing Hope Mission experience. Joe grew up... Read More ›
Hope Mission’s Annual Spring Graduation puts joy centre stageApril 9th there will be a graduation ceremony. Men and women celebrating one or two or five years clean, the culmination of hard won, often painful and harrowing struggles. Celebrate with us! Thursday, April 9th Dinner at 6:00 pm (Limited seating left) Graduation at 7:45 pm Dinner tickets are just $10 Sherwood Park Alliance Church... Read More ›
Save a Life Like Brian’s This Easter“The end was coming, I was dying on the street”. Having endured every kind of abuse, Brian started using drugs at an early age. He survived on the street for years, but he couldn’t stay there much longer. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Brian found hope. Hope begins with a meal, and... Read More ›
Smiling Back at 2014It is a privilege to serve the homeless, hurting and hungry at Hope Mission. As I write this, there are more than 200 staff members making sure our homeless are fed and cared for. And as a member of our Community Engagement team, I get to tell their stories online. My name is Dave, and my favourite moment... Read More ›
5 Winter Hazards that Threaten the HomelessYesterday the Edmonton Journal reported, “Shelters such as Hope Mission are seeing increased traffic since deep freeze temperatures of below -20 hit the city…the centre is bustling with people seeking a bite to eat and more importantly, the warmth.” (full article here). When January’s inevitable cold arrives, warmth trumps hunger. For homeless people, the biting... Read More ›
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