“I have never felt so loved”

A smiling woman in the toy store

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 her children a better quality of life. She received help from the food and clothing bank, and help with gifts for her little ones at Christmas.

The entire family even attended Family Camp that is held annually in Caledon. That was life-changing for Amy and her children. “I could never have afforded for all of us to attend a camp, but the time we spent there was priceless,” Amy says, holding back the tears that always come with her fond memories of that special time.

“I have never felt so loved. I will remember it forever—being vulnerable in a safe place, being able to cry and let some things out. My kids loved it, too, and I can’t say enough about the counsellors.”

Thank you for coming alongside women and families in Toronto with your generous support and prayers. Your giving empowers the Women and Family Ministry to provide food and clothing, spiritual support, special help at Christmas, retreats, counselling, education, and more.



*Name and photo changed for privacy