Category Archive for: Our Friends

Calling women in from the cold

by NightShift

NightShift Street Ministries is calling vulnerable women on the street in from the freezing cold nights, this week and throughout the winter, with our new Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter. The shelter is now open from 8 pm to 7 am during temperatures of -4◦C or below, or in snowy conditions.   The dramatic turn…

SOS – urgent call for PRAYER

by NightShift

I am reaching out to you today with an URGENT CALL FOR PRAYER. We hear the words daily in newscasts, and read them in print media all over the Lower Mainland: “fentanyl crisis” and “overdose epidemic”. There are lives behind those words – lives that are being lost, as people die tragically and abruptly from…

Walk the Walk: in the face of adversity

by adminis

I find it amazing how many parallels there are between my Walk the Walk training and the challenges we face at NightShift – life in general. Every time I lace up either at the track or at the gym, I am reminded how difficult it is to stay faithful to my commitment – at the…



Thank you for treating me as though I am somebody

by adminis

By Leah Baugh Today I had the privilege to listen to Jonathan’s* story. Jonathan had been in recovery for eight days. Eight days without heroin, but kicked out of a recovery house for smoking a cigarette. He came into the NightShift office a couple of hours later full of fear. He was fearful of being…



A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

by adminis

“I tried to imagine what it’s like in his shoes.” By Sandy Phillipps People sometimes ask me what results we are seeing on the streets. As if we would give up and move on if we see no change in a person growing stronger in taking responsibility for themselves. The longer I am around, the…



Memorial Service Announcement for Janice Shore

by adminis

The following funeral arrangements have been made to commemorate Janice Shore–sister and friend to many here in Whalley.  When: Friday, March 8 from 11am-12pm. Where: Avalon Funeral Home, located at 13288, 108 Avenue, Surrey, BC. The memorial service is open to the public. Reception to follow at NightShift Street Ministries from 12-2 pm. Our offices are located…



R.I.P. Janice Shore

by adminis

“I still haven’t made any French toast,” he adds. “I can’t have it without her.” By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @ideletteWe sat at a small bistro table inside Sisters Thrift Boutique this morning. Ed’s been hanging out on the side of the building here at NightShift, waiting for information about his sister Janice’s death. 8:45pm,…



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