The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Monday gave out Heritage Recognition Awards to property owners “who have exemplified heritage conservation, demonstrating outstanding contributions to the conservation, restoration, and preservation of Hamilton’s built heritage.
Beverley Walker-Daury has done it all at Mission Services.
She’s volunteered at the men’s shelter and helped out with drug rehab. She’s sifted through paperwork, sorted files and distributed food and clothing to those in need.
Now, in her 25th year with the agency, Walker-Daury says she’s looking forward to the new challenges that will come with Mission Services’ move to Wentworth Street North.
Transforming a neighbourhood in need into a neighbourhood of Opportunity!
Thank you to U.S. Steel Canada for a Community Building Investment of $200,000. The funds will be used to accommodate Mission Services Job Training and Personal Development wing.
Photo Left to Right: Barry Coe, Dir. Dev., Daniel Peace, Board Chair, Trevor Harris, Dir. Government & Public Affairs, U.S. Steel Canada, and Edward Raddatz, Executive Director
After a two year search Mission Services of Hamilton has been successful in acquiring the former Mohawk College, Wentworth Street Campus building, at 196 Wentworth Street North in downtown Hamilton. It was also known as the former Hamilton Institute of Technology.
One of the most beautiful traditions of the Christmas season is music. With that in mind, music students from Parkside Secondary School, under the direction of Julia Grant, gave the gift of music to our guests at the men’s mission, James Ville 2, in the heart of downtown Hamilton.
Every year community high schools have the opportunity to select a human service agency they feel would be worthy of a scholarship from the Toskan Casale Foundation.
This year, Hill Park Secondary School students interviewed representatives from Inasmuch House, a women’s opportunity centre run by Mission Services.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hamilton Community News for its ongoing commitment to tackle poverty and homelessness in our community.
On May 5, the sun shined brightly on the seventh annual Hamilton Community News charity golf tournament in support of Mission Services.
The goal this year was to top $200,000 in total funds raised since the tournament started. And we did it! Thank you so much.
To surpass this incredible donation target, in light of ongoing economic challenges, is a major achievement.
Val Sadler, Director of Women’s Services, was honoured to be part of the Hamilton Spectator’s “Listen, Baby Girl” video in celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day.
Christmas 2010 was a year of great challenge as Mission Services anticipated an increased need for services combined with increasing economic hardship for our supporters and community partners. Would we will be able to address the poverty concerns of the hundreds of people who would seek our assistance?
Christmas can mean so many different things to each and every one of us based largely upon our personal experiences at this festive time of the year.
“Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, to get her poor dog a bone. But when she got there, the cupboard was bare, so her poor little dog had none.”
This Christmas season, many in our community are struggling to make ends meet. There isn’t anything in the cupboard for basic necessities, let alone a coin or two for the neighbourhood mission.
What does this mean for nonprofit organizations like us and the people who rely on our services?
"In the spirit of hope and good citizenship, the Royal Bank Foundation has come to the aid of Mission Services Opportunity Centres with a $10,000 donation to assist the food bank."
For over twenty years, Ron hid his drug addiction from work colleagues, his close friends and his wife. Cocaine, marijuana and alcohol were every day recreational aids to Ron who held down a good job as the premiere sales person at a major car dealership. The addition of prescription pain killers to his drug recipe pushed Ron to the precipice.
Chef Luigi of St. Charles Chef Training Program offers cooking classes to clients at Mission Services.