“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 was a day Jennifer will never forget. She needed groceries and received them—including fresh produce. She needed clothes and received them—including a warm winter coat. She needed encouragement and received prayer, hugs, and the acceptance that allowed her to rebuild her broken spirit and life.

“I knew that I had finally found a safe place in my life,” Jennifer says. “They gave me help and hope for the future and that was the start of my healing process. I’m very grateful.”

Thank you for your support of The Scott Mission that is providing food and clothing, spiritual support, special help at Christmas, retreats, counselling, education, and more to women and families in Toronto. Your gifts and prayers are truly life-changing and often lifesaving.


Your compassion and generosity made a huge impact in the lives of women and children in 2017, through—

• 25,000 bags of groceries
• Over 29,000 clothing appointments
• 2,600 grocery gift cards and hampers at Christmas
• New toys for more than 1,900 children at Christmas
• 1,500 families visit our main location for help every month

*Photo changed for privacy