Street Outreach

The Street Outreach program has been a core component of the Neighbourhood Ministry program since its inception in 2008. Parishes collect non-perishables and basic necessities, which are packed up and distributed by teams of 3-5 people (one from each parish) to homeless folk on the Westside every Saturday morning, year-round. The greatest gift is that of conversation and companionship, and those living on the street have developed a trust in Neighbourhood Ministry volunteers. This ministry initiative transforms the lives of everyone involved—those who donate to the packets, those who pack them up, those who deliver them and our homeless neighbours who receive them— by fostering friendship, understanding and hope.