Category Archive for: Homelessness

COVID-19 – Looks like we made it!

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: The 16-month-long COVID-19 state of emergency in British Columbia has been lifted. Because of the dedicated service of our volunteers, NightShift Street Ministries was able to continue serving a hot meal every single night throughout the pandemic, along with distributing clothing, blankets and providing basic health…

Easter Dinner at NightShift 2021

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners are an important part of community life at NightShift Street Ministries. When we celebrate together, it's about more than upholding traditions. It's about gathering together, to share hope, joy, and the value of humanity. And there no better holiday to celebrate that than Easter! During our special 2021 Easter Dinner, NightShift volunteers…

Recovery is real, and it can start with a hot meal

by NightShift

NightShift has been blessed to befriend many people in our 17 years reaching out to people struggling with homelessness, poverty, addictions and mental illness. Some friends, we have lost touch with over the years. And some friends, like Michael, we meet again, in surprising and inspiring ways. Michael had experienced homelessness for about 20 years,…

Restoring what was lost, and finding hope

by NightShift

Owen has been coming to NightShift's nightly outreach for over 15 years. The hot meal and the community he finds here nourish his hunger and his need for connection. NightShift's hot meal outreach provides Owen with a sense of comfort and stability, especially during a difficult pandemic year. "I suffer from asthma, and with this…

A Christmas Dinner 2020

by NightShift

NightShift's Christmas Dinner 2020 was definitely one to remember! This year, for the first time, we were delighted to extend our hot turkey dinner service to include Langley as well as Surrey. Because of the generosity of our sponsors from the local business and faith communities, NightShift shared a holiday meal, gifts and goodies with…

Stories of Advent – David

by NightShift

A thoughtful and quiet man, when David speaks, the words are powerful and from the heart. After 15 years lost in addiction, and struggling with homelessness, David will spend this Christmas clean, sober, and excited about his future. David embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates…

Stories of Advent – Jacki

by NightShift

We want to share with you a story about sharing a legacy of love with people in need, even after grief and loss. Jacki Love (yes, that’s her name!) has been serving at NightShift since 2014, after she read about the ministry in a Surrey newspaper article. The idea of helping people struggling on the…

Stories of Advent – Wanda

by NightShift

As we draw near to Christmas 2020, we can’t help but think about all the precious relationships built at NightShift Street Ministries over the years, with the community we serve. Some people we meet only once or twice. And some, we get to know over the years, as they become long-lasting friends. Friends like Wanda.…