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A sense of gratitude this Thanksgiving

by NightShift

At NightShift Street Ministries, we love celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner and a shared sense of gratitude with friends in our outreach communities of Surrey and Langley.   NightShift’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner saw 80 friends in Langley and 140 in Surrey gather for a hot turkey dinner with all the fixings, pie for dessert, and coffee gift cards…

Club Freedom at NightShift

by NightShift

The Welcome Centre at NightShift Street Ministries is a well-used and well-loved space! In addition to providing a warm, welcoming drop-in centre every weekday, and monthly offerings like movie night and haircuts, NightShift is honoured to share our Welcome Centre space with other ministries, like the wonderful team at Club Freedom. An initiative born out…

Connecting around an Easter meal

by NightShift

NightShift’s 2022 Easter celebration dinner was special – to us and to the friends we serve. Of course, it was a time for a holiday great feast and chocolate treats. But it’s also about so much more. It’s about sharing the Hope that Easter brings, and building friendships, creating connections, and bringing people together through…

COVID-19 – February 2022 Update

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: During the past two years, we have issued a number of updates with changes to our outreach procedures, in accordance with Public Health Orders and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Thank you for responding and adhering to the restrictions that are placed on us all.…

COVID-19 in the New Year, 2022

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: It's a new year and here we still are with COVID-19 restrictions in place. We continue to persevere with our nightly outreach services and as many programs as we are allowed to provide that are so important to the people we serve. Thanks to the continued…

Stories of Advent – George and Wes

by NightShift

George and Wes share love, hope and purpose Our friends George and Wes first came to NightShift for help in their own lives – but they stayed to offer help to others. George and Wes have made a significant impact on our staff, volunteers and our friends on the street. Their presence is felt throughout…

Sharing Christmas Dinner in 2021

by NightShift

The Christmas meal is an important at NightShift Street Ministries. We gather to bring our very best to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction and mental illness. With the help of donors, volunteers and staff, NightShift served a special turkey dinner, along with treats and gifts, to our friends going through hard times. Together, we served…

Stories of Advent – Wayne

by NightShift

Wayne's Story of Hope and Recovery Wayne’s story is a powerful one of receiving, and giving, hope and love. After decades struggling with addiction, Wayne will spend this Christmas embracing life and serving others! Wayne embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates here at NightShift Street…

Stories of Advent – Kelly

by NightShift

Kelly's Story of Hope and Healing During the Advent season, we love sharing with you stories of people in the NightShift community. Sharing stories is a powerful way of connecting with others, and giving Hope. Kelly’s story is one of healing, hope and serving others. She is a committed volunteer at NightShift’s Welcome Centre drop-in.…

Thanksgiving 2021

by NightShift

NightShift’s Third Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was shared with friends in two cities this year – Langley and Surrey. Along with a hot turkey dinner, and friendship, a shared sense of gratitude were on the menu. In Langley, 80 hot meals were served, and in Surrey, 110 meals were served to people struggling with some of…