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For the Love of Humanity...
Each year, House of Friendship (HOF) supporters ’walk with’ over 42,000 people, providing food, shelter, housing, addiction treatment, community development, and above all, acceptance and hope. After a lifetime of addiction resulting from childhood abuse, Steve (right) turned to House of Friendship as a last resort.
His journey was hard, but no matter how many times he stumbled, you were there to walk with him. Today, thanks to the men's addiction treatment program and the Charles Street Men's Hostel, Steve has a sense of belonging, is healthy, and enjoying life.
He is not alone. This past winter was one of the busiest on record at the Charles Street Men's Hostel, serving up to 72 men per night during January.
Read Friendship News -Spring 2015 issue for more stories and news from House of Friendship.
Welcome to House of Friendship
Founded in 1939, House of Friendship envisions a healthy community where all can belong and thrive. To fulfill this vision, we strengthen people and communities by being there when needed, speaking up and working together. This is a mission that we share with many local member churches, faith groups, partner agencies, businesses, groups, and individuals. The Annual Report, 2014/2015 is an opportunity to report to you on the work of the past year, and to acknowledge the impact of community contributions. In addition, HOF's Annual Stewardship Report shares personal stories from the past year.
Each year, we serve over 42,000 people, living on low income in Waterloo Region, through four program areas that focus on:
With your support, people are able to survive and get back on their feet by receiving emergency food and shelter. And, they are able to benefit from opportunities to lead healthier lives and to grow, connect and develop in their communities. Together, we offer help and hope.
You can securely donate to House of Friendship electronically through Canada Helps (click on "Donate Now" above) or send your donation to us at the address below. House of Friendship is a registered charity (#10749-3892-RR0001) and will gladly issue a charitable income tax receipt for your donation along with our appreciation. Click on the You Can Help tab or contact us at 519-742-8327 to find out more ways you can get involved and extend the hand of friendship to our neighbours in need.
Looking for a particular staff or program? For a listing of Leadership Team staff contact information click on the Contact Us tab above, and use the Programs tab for specific program information. Download our agency brochure and a full listing of our programs. Thank you for taking the time to visit. We look forward to hearing from you!
John Neufeld, Executive Director