Reaching out and touching hearts

Connecting people in need with those who love them

As the name suggests, NightShift Street Ministries serves on the street in the evenings. But what starts with a hearty meal and a casual conversation can lead to so much more. NightShift is more than soup!

You’ll find us at 7 pm every night of the year outside our building on King George Boulevard making just those connections. We’re lining up for hot food and grabbing a drink together, finding a pair of jeans or a blanket to help take off the chill, sharing a story or a prayer, listening to the sweet music being shared by one of the team. It’s good to belong, to help each other find hope and purpose. Individuals, adult or youth groups, long-timers and one-time visitors are all welcome – let us know when you plan on visiting!

Bringing services to the street

On nights when the Care Bus is out, there’s an opportunity to access professional help from trained nurses and licensed counsellors, maybe borrow a book from the library or listen while someone is reading aloud from theirs. We’re currently limited to providing these mobile service on Tuesdays and Fridays, but we’re hoping to add on more.

Meanwhile community connections take our our roaming AOK (Acts of Kindness) teams further afield – reaching people in the neighbourhood in need of a friend.

Calling women in from the cold

We operate Extreme Weather Response (EWR) services in the winter months, November to March. Frigid temperatures below -4C° mean we open up our facilities and bring up to 15 women off the streets for the night, to offer them a safe and warm alternative to roughing it out in the cold. Find out more about our Selah Overnight Women’s Shelter or call our shelter number after hours on 778.896.9615.

We are people caring for people

NightShift relies on volunteer connectors to provide the many outreach services, counselling opportunities and education programs that we have developed for a holistic approach to alleviate suffering and despair. Let’s find hope and a renewed sense of purpose for all people.