“We’re so thankful…”

Renata with her two boys

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?

A woman holding new warm clothes from 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 smiling while inside The Scott Mission

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

A homeless woman passing a plate of food at the dinner table

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

A side of ‘miracles’ at Scott Mission’s Christmas feast

A table of homeless men and women enjoying a meal at the Mission

Julian Jordan is doing everything he can to make this holiday season a turning point for himself. He started his Christmas Day by heading to the Scott Mission at College St. and Spadina Ave. for the organization’s annual Christmas meal. For Jordan, 29, it was his first time going there. “I don’t have any money right now and I’m not … Read More

This Christmas, Benny is Thankful for YOU!

Benny smiling outside in the snow

Benny worked hard and enjoyed a life of independence, until extreme back problems made it impossible for him to work. He was relieved to receive some financial help for his disability, but it was not enough to make ends meet. Isolated and frightened for his survival, Benny turned to The Scott Mission. Here, he found tangible help with food and clothing, as well as the encouragement … Read More

Make this a Christmas to Remember at The Scott Mission!

A young child reading a book from the toy store

The kind support of caring friends ensures that Christmas at The Scott Mission is a reason to celebrate! Your compassion will provide delicious meals, festive decorations, holiday programs, and so much more: 2,600 families in need will receive a $45 grocery gift card and a bag full of groceries so they can enjoy a wonderful Christmas at home. Thousands of children … Read More

Help and Hope FOUND at The Scott Mission!

Joyce pictured with her family outside

Poverty was new to Joyce and her family. Their fear and hopelessness were made even worse because they didn’t know anyone and had nowhere to turn for help. Then a friend from church told Joyce she could find help €and hope at The Scott Mission. “They told me, ‘€There’s a place you can go. There’s help out there,’”€ Joyce says, remembering the day when … Read More

A Heartfelt Gift of Time and Treasure

Volunteer Susan standing in the kitchen at the Mission

Susan Cloyd loves to help others. In her professional life, she worked as an emergency room nurse. There, she frequently encountered homeless people and their great need always made her want to do more to help them. So upon retiring Susan joined our wonderful team of volunteers at The Scott Mission, and turned her compassion toward those who are hungry, homeless, and hurting. Over the … Read More