Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry is committed to offering dignity and hope to all who come through the doors of The Scott Mission, serving them with the love and compassion of Christ.

One of the men in our homeless program
One of the men in our overnight program
A homeless man receives food at one of our meals
A homeless man receives food at one of our meals
A homeless man receives a coat
A homeless man receives food at one of our meals

We help thousands of men in our community every year who come from various backgrounds and are homeless and needy.

Through the grace of God, we are able to provide for their spiritual, emotional and physical needs.

The following are some of the services provided by our Men’s Ministry team. For a more complete list, please click here for our Men’s Ministry brochure.

Services Provided

Ministry:

  • Sunday Worship service 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Bible studies: Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Spanish Group on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Prayer & Worship: Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
  • Prayer: Offered by request. Call or visit the Men’s Ministry to schedule a time.

Food:

  • Hot meals: served six days a week (Monday to Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (two sittings)
  • Daytime bag lunches: served at 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (or until available lunches are distributed)
  • Overnight bag lunches: served from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (or until available lunches are distributed)

Drop-in and Group activities

  • Men’s Overnight Program: seven days a week from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-ins for beds: Monday to Friday at 4:00 p.m. and weekends/holidays at 7:00 p.m. Those unable to stay at The Scott Mission will be referred to the Assessment and Referral Centre (ARC).
  • Drop-in: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Outings and Recreation:

  • We offer many activities for our men outside of The Mission. This is a time for them to enjoy themselves and leave their regular routines and worries behind. Activities include seasonal retreats to our Collingwood Lodge and seasonal outings and day trips such as baseball games and visits to the museum.

Visiting/Outreach:

  • Often the people in need of help, comfort and a kind and caring word are unable to come to The Scott Mission. In such cases, a staff member will go to them whether it be in their home, hospital room or prison.

Additional Services:

  • Men’s Ministry phone number: 416-923-8872 ext. 232
  • Men’s Intake Office: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Late opening on Tuesdays (10:30 a.m.) and Friday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free good-quality clothing: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
  • Rehab referral by request. Please visit the Men’s Ministry department to access this service.
  • Identification Clinic: assistance with clients’ ID is available through Partners for Access and Identification (PAID) Project on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Shower and laundry facilities: Monday to Friday, sign-up with staff beginning at 8:00 a.m. for 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. appointments
  • Guest phone for local calls available
  • Budgeting and financial assessments: by request
  • Seasonal income tax clinic: by request
  • Housing application and alternative housing: Please call or visit Men’s Ministry for more information
  • Case Management Services
  • Informal counselling
  • Use of the Mission’s mailing address
  • Student food bank (limited access)
  • Furniture Bank referral
  • Interpretation services
  • TTC tokens for verified medical appointments
  • Help with forms and applications