Stories from the heart.

Frank’s Story

“I like to volunteer here now. I can give back to the place that helped me when I needed it the most.” - Frank

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Mary’s Story

“I couldn’t afford a place to sleep and food and school at the same time. I was deathly afraid of becoming homeless, but if I wanted to finish school, I had no other choice. The people here were so kind and nice...they really cared about me.” - Mary

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Harry’s Story

“I used to have a bad reputation. I got into fights all the time. But now that I’m sober, I’m cleaning up my life. And I’m trying to be the dad my daughters need me to be.” - Harry

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Shannon’s Story

“When I wear my vest and go out to clean the streets, people don’t see me as homeless or addicted. They see me as a worker. And that makes me feel good.” - Shannon

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Dexter’s Story

“Life can be disappointing, and a heartache. But it always helps to keep a smile on your face.” - Dexter

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Jackie’s Story

“I started using drugs to forget my past. I needed to make the pain go away. But it only made things worse. I lost my job and my apartment. When I came here, I started to heal.” - Jackie

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Changing lives

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individual volunteers


volunteer hours


clothing room visits


meals served

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people found housing for the first time



visits to our health centre


appointments with volunteer medical professionals

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called The Madison home last year


guests per meal (average)


graduated from transition services

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people stayed in our shelter throughout the year

Thank you!

To all our supporters


September 2023

A Day of Action to Search the Landfills

  Today Amnesty International called for a day of Action to Search the Landfills. We recognize that so many of our community member, staff and staff’s families are directly impacted by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit People. We are preparing as an organization to look at how we can respond […]

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August 2023

National Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrated in Canada every June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of celebration to recognize and honour the heritage, cultures and valuable contributions to society made by First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. National Indigenous Peoples Day always falls on the summer solstice (The longest day of the year) and was chosen for […]

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