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
An Awe-Inspiring Baptismal Service“It was a stunning testimony of overcoming abuse and following the Lord, now, with all his heart, soul and mind.” That’s Pastor Alan talking about one young man’s testimony at Hope Mission’s recent annual baptismal service at Alberta Beach. To see God’s love turning hearts and changing minds; to hear the stories of lives... Read More ›
Find out why this man’s life has been transformed [VIDEO]“Day by day my life is changing for the better, I’m safe, I’m secure …thank God!” Find out why, even in the midst of great challenge, this man’s life has gone from homelessness and despair, to hope, peace and gratitude. In this video, through the eyes of one man, you’ll see why the lives of... Read More ›
Cheering for Recovery at the Hope Mission Spring Banquet and GraduationWhy did hundreds of people stand up and cheer on Friday night? We were applauding men and women who are winning battles against addiction and homelessness. We were rooting for graduates from Hope Mission’s recovery programs. Our spirits were buoyed by upbeat music from Kids in Action, and inspiring songs from the Hope Mission... Read More ›
Your Easter Gift Could Save a Life Like Bob’sBob remembers the power of a simple meal at Hope Mission. “I was a regular. I had a warm bed, and a hot meal,” Bob recalls. You can give an Easter meal for just $2.70. Today, Bob is thriving in Green Manor, our new housing facility. But his road to wellness was long and... Read More ›
A new focus brings freedom — Hans’ storyAt most mealtimes, you will see Hans—a large friendly presence—manning the doors. He smiles at the folks filing out, wishing them the best, hoping for the best. For a long time he was part of the line. Crack cocaine controlled his life, contorted his days. Eventually it inflicted, as yet, an untreatable bacteria in his... Read More ›
You can bring warmth in the bitter cold for people like TomThe bitter cold is back. And we need your help to meet urgent winter needs. Yesterday afternoon I saw Tom on the street. Like the man pictured above, he was hunched into the wind, head down and clutching at his coat. He was making his way along 102 Avenue toward the Stanley Milner library. It’s... Read More ›
I found my smile here – Tony’s story“Losing my dad at an early age, having a stepdad who always told me how stupid I was…put me at odds with the world,” says Tony. Years of alcoholism, crack addiction, self-hate and self-sabotage followed. Until one day, with a gun to his head, held by another addict intent on taking whatever drugs he had,... Read More ›
A Thanks-giving Story“It’s a well-known story,” says James, “the drug covers the pain. Then the drug stops working and adds to the pain.” James had run out of resources and was bone weary. Unemployed—well, “unemployable” in his words—broke, depressed, sick and suffering from withdrawal, James, quite literally, lurched through the doors of Hope Mission. He began to... Read More ›
The Structure of Hope: Developments and Journeys in Recovery“In those days,” says Andrew Poulson, “there was no after-care housing, so when the program ended, I was back to finding my own way.” It was 2003 and Andrew Poulson had just completed the formal part of Hope Mission’s Breakout program. A crack addict, soon lost to the street, he had come in need of... Read More ›
A deeper level of change–celebrating baptism (with caviar)Here’s a cause for celebration: For a decade running, Shawn lived with addiction, despair, shame, self-recrimination and self-abuse. Then, four years ago, hunger brought him to Hope Mission; and a still fresh memory of a suicide attempt compelled him to attend an evening service, where, says Shawn, “I heard a message of hope.” Learning of... Read More ›
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