August

12

2020

Siloam Mission Celebrates Grand Opening of New Buhler Centre

Siloam Mission has opened a new facility offering expanded and integrated services, including an expanded shelter with a separate women’s area, for those experiencing homelessness. The new Buhler Centre adds 54,000 square feet of space, which also includes an expanded health centre and more space for mental health, employment readiness and spiritual care supports. The […]

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August

12

2020

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July

15

2020

Health is the Real Treasure

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   Would you rather be wealthy or healthy? One thing the coronavirus pandemic has made clear is that no earthly treasure can compare to having a clean bill of health. Most people with white collar jobs and sit […]

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July

15

2020

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June

05

2020

Coronavirus Brings Out the Best in Us

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   It’s been almost three months since most of us went into lockdown. Months of anxiously waiting for the daily announcement of new COVID-19 cases. Months of wall-to-wall news coverage about how the coronavirus has disrupted the lives […]

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June

05

2020

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May

12

2020

‘Caremongering’ in the Midst of a Crisis

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   There’s no denying it. Many of us feel anxious and stressed about the coronavirus situation. Even though restrictions are slowly lifting, we know there is a long road ahead, and all of us will need to continue […]

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May

12

2020

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March

17

2020

A Letter to Our Community: COVID-19 Response

By Jim Bell, CEO Dear Friend,I hope you and your family are safe. I hope you’re healthy. And I hope it stays that way for you.At this time of great concern for us all, please be assured that you remain in our prayers. I know that everyone’s inboxes are inundated with information about how organizations are coping […]

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March

17

2020

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March

01

2020

Being Homeless is Hard Work

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   There are many assumptions about men and women facing homelessness. Perhaps the most common one is that they are too lazy to work. But what if I told you being homeless is actually a lot of work? Let me […]

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March

01

2020

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January

28

2020

Cold Weather Freezes Body and Soul

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   With a deep freeze on our doorstep, many people are turning their attention to the needs of the homeless. At Siloam Mission we get dozens of calls per day from caring Manitobans wanting to know how the cold weather […]

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January

28

2020

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December

30

2019

A Paycheque Means So Much More Than Money

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   I’m often asked what’s the best way to end homelessness. The answer is complicated. But at the most basic level, we know that we can end homelessness in three steps. First, we need to help people deal with their […]

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December

30

2019

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November

30

2019

Good Will to All is the Greatest Gift

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   I dread this time of the year. It’s not that I don’t like the Christmas season. In fact, it’s one of my favourite holidays and gives me hope every year. It’s not the fact that the football season is […]

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November

30

2019

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October

28

2019

Entertaining Angels Unawares

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   It happened at 4 in the morning on a cold and rainy night last week. The wind was howling. We had just come back from walking through the downtown core with the Bear Clan. Along the way we had […]

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October

28

2019

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