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"The Good Shepherd", as it is affectionately called, is well known on the streets of Toronto. It's a place to get a hot meal, clean clothes, a safe, clean bed for the night. It's a place to go when you need someone to listen, someone to help.
What makes Good Shepherd Ministries special? The answer is different for each person who walks through the door.
For some, Good Shepherd Ministries means Good Shepherd Centre, the place where you go when there's no money left for food. "There is always good food here and no one ever gets turned away," as one meal line guest said.
For others, Good Shepherd Ministries means transformation, a chance to start again through the Resettlement or DARE Programs. "You gave me hope and love at the time of my deepest despair," remembers one DARE client.
For those who live at Barrett House and St. Joseph's Residence, Good Shepherd Ministries means home and 24-hour support. "I would be going from hostel to hostel if I wasn't here," says Brian, one of the seniors who lives at St. Joseph's Residence.
For all of us, Good Shepherd Ministries is a place that promotes human dignity. A place where people come first. A place where the 'last' - the homeless, the marginalized - come first of all.Download Brochure
Homelessness isn't my problem. It isn't your problem. It isn't the government's problem. It isn't the faith community's problem.
Homelessness is OUR problem. Only when we work together can we make a difference.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of people who struggle with homelessness and poverty, you have come to the right place. You can contribute a new pair of socks, an hour of your time, a financial gift.
At Good Shepherd Ministries, dozens of people do ‘small things with great love' each day.
As we work together, it adds up to a huge labour of love and compassion that touches the lives of thousands of people each year.
As you visit our website, I hope you find ways that you can join in the deeply meaningful, vitally important work of easing the burden of homelessness.
Work with us, and you can transform homelessness from a ‘problem' to a source of personal inspiration, a call to community and to action.
Join us in helping the homeless. The life you change might be your own.
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