Category Archive for: Our Friends

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…