A Young Mother—No Longer Homeless and Afraid

When Maddie* came through the Mission doors, she was truly afraid. With no friends or family and a baby to care for, she didn’t know how they would survive. Her circumstances were further complicated because she feared for their safety. She shared, “I was so depressed, I cried every night the first week. My baby was sick and I thought, … Read More

“I thank God that there is a place to help . . .”

Veronica “Aunty V” first came to The Scott Mission with a friend, who was a single mother and relied on assistance from our food bank to help feed her children. The experience was unforgettable . . . Veronica says that the scene at The Scott Mission food bank was more like something you’d see at a family reunion. She watched … Read More

Katalin didn’t want to ask for help. She did it for her children . . .

This desperate mother had no choice but to ask for help. With two little children, and a husband seeking work, she took a deep breath and walked through The Scott Mission’s doors. Nothing could have prepared her for the genuine love and kindness she found when she passed through the Mission doors. She says, “The first time I came to … Read More

“They gave me help and hope for the future.” —Jennifer*

Jennifer holding her daughter.

After her husband passed away, Jennifer’s whole world collapsed. First, she was stricken with serious health issues. Then, as her money ran out, she was faced with hunger and homelessness. “I was really down,” Jennifer says. “I couldn’t afford food or a place of my own. It was really bad.” Thankfully, someone recommended she visit The Scott Mission and that … Read More

I have just two words for you, “Thank you.”

Thank you to The Scott Mission’s supporters and staff. I am so grateful that you welcomed me and my family with kindness and compassion during a frightening time in life that was fraught with many changes. When we were most alone and desperate, you were there . . . You helped us with meals and groceries when there was just … Read More

I really thank God for The Scott Mission . . .

Silvina & Daughter

The challenges facing a single mother are many. When we met Silvina, she was barely keeping food on the table and a roof over her family’s heads. Every day was a struggle to survive, which meant buying Christmas presents for her children was impossible . . . Silvina was working two jobs . . . and hanging on by a … Read More

“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

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