“I have never felt so loved”

Life was very difficult for Amy* and her children in their neighbourhood near The Scott Mission’s O’Connor Family Centre. Like many families in the area, her income is not enough to meet her family’s needs. But like any good neighbour, the O’Connor Family Centre reached out with the extra care that made it a little easier for Amy to give … Read More

Care Comes First

When we met Indra, she was gripped with fear. At the top of her list—feeding her children and keeping a roof over their heads on a strained budget. But Indra also had to find quality, affordable daycare and dreaded the thought of leaving her little ones with strangers. That all changed the day Indra walked into The Scott Mission’s O’Connor … Read More

Opening Hearts at Camp

When we first met twins Weajue and Weadee, they were shy and withdrawn. But from the first day of camp, the twins felt so welcomed by our counsellors that they opened their hearts to everything Scott Mission Camp offers, from canoeing to biking, and a great many opportunities to grow spiritually. “Before Scott Mission Camp, we were much quieter. Camp … Read More

A Warm Welcome

Fleeing horrifying persecution in his homeland in Ghana, Korsah arrived in Toronto with no money, no friends, and no hope. His only possessions were the clothes he was wearing. Alone and afraid, Korsah was directed to The Scott Mission. Here, he received a warm welcome that included a good meal, safe shelter, and the tools to help him find work, … Read More

“We’re so thankful…”

Renata was a desperate young mother when she first came through the doors of The Scott Mission. She was frightened and had nowhere else to turn for help, but within the first few minutes she knew she had found a bit of heaven on earth. God’s love flowed through every service and program that came to the aid of Renata … Read More

Why do they support The Scott Mission?

The generosity and prayers of many caring friends ensures that everyone who turns to The Scott Mission for help and hope receives it. These friends wrote in to share the reasons why they choose to give and pray for this ministry and those we serve: “Thank you for helping my mom, brother, and me when we were growing up.” “Thank … Read More

Sharing warmth with neighbours in need

Fernando had worked hard all of his life, yet always had room in his heart to help others who were in need of justice or compassion. Then came a time in his life when he found himself on the receiving end—unable to find steady employment and make ends meet. Fortunately, in Fernando’s darkest hour, he was referred to The Scott … Read More

Feeding the Christmas spirit to those in need

TORONTO – Josephine Filosa wouldn’t have a Christmas dinner with all the fixings if it weren’t for The Scott Mission. “I come here every year. It’s a nice place and they are very generous and help people every day of the year,” said Filosa, one of 400 people who enjoyed Christmas at the Mission on Sunday. Filosa lives at a downtown women’s … Read More