When he first came through the Mission doors, Daniel* had lost his home, successful career, and beloved family to an addiction that nearly consumed him.
Doug was hungry and sick when he first came through the doors of The Scott Mission. So beaten down by life that alcohol was his only comfort. “I was completely alone, without hope, and miserable,” Doug recalls. “I could come to the Mission and get a meal and feel a little bit of hope, a sense of belonging.” Support from … Read More
Like most who come through the Mission doors, John was hungry and had nowhere else to turn for help. Struggling financially, he was grateful for a good hot meal, but he came back again and again for the compassion, camaraderie, and spiritual support that put hope in his heart. “I saw lots of people, including volunteers, who were so quick … Read More
When Jonathan came through the doors of The Scott Mission, he had lost all hope and was convinced life was not worth living. Thanks to support from caring friends and donors, we gave him a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. We prayed for him and included him in a special retreat held at our Collingwood property. There, … Read More
It was a bitter cold January day when Mike came through the doors here at The Scott Mission. The young man was obviously dangerously cold. The clothes and shoes he wore were not going to keep him warm—or alive—for long! He was in desperate need of shelter for the night. “I remember the staff. How down-to-earth they were. I didn’t … Read More
Thank you for giving Joseph the second chance he needed in life! Joseph never imagined the day would come when he would need help from The Scott Mission. He had a good life—a wife and a great corporate job. But then it all began to crumble as personal problems mounted. Before long, Joseph’s stress was so high that he could … Read More
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
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