Hope in Action

September 2019


Just a short e-newsletter this month as we take a breather after the summer and prepare for the fall. We’re looking forward to bringing you more stories in October about the programs and services you make possible through your support!

Constructing confidence: part 2

The shed construction crew (from left to right): Teacher Allan Almas, program participants and Youth Addictions Program Manager Chris Mould.

In our June issue, we shared a story about a project that would teach construction skills to the young men in our Residential Youth Addictions program. Today, the program’s residence has a gleaming new shed, thanks to the hard work of teacher Allan Almas and the program participants, who learned about project management and various aspects of construction while building it.

But construction wasn’t the only thing these youth learned.

“The shed project was an awesome opportunity for the young men to challenge themselves, ” says Residential’s Program Manager Chris Mould.

“They tried things they’d never done before, things they didn’t think they could do, and they worked really well as a team in the process.”

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of a number of people who contributed materials and tools to the project. They include Ken Smith and friend (lumber, shingles and siding), AMA Property Management (hardware), Terry and Luke Jones (eaves) and Jacob Hespeler Secondary School (tools). Thank you all!

How you can help todayHomeless man wearing glasses

When you give any of these items, you help to make life a little easier for struggling neighbours. Thank you!

  • Protein items like tuna, peanut butter, canned stew and chili; instant coffee, milk powder and sugar; rice and cereal; jam and canned fruit; spaghetti sauce and soup
  • Men’s socks and underwear; razors and shaving cream, shampoo and hand lotion

Or provide meals for hungry people through our secure donation page