Dwayne had lost everything. He had nowhere to go but our city streets. And he soon learned that life on the streets is a constant battle for survival.
“I stayed out in the winter cold,” Dwayne says, remembering how he suffered. “Nowhere to go warm up, no food, no hot shower . . . pretty rough.”
He’d heard about Scott Mission, but it sounded too good to be true. So he stood across the street and watched for hours as people went through our doors, received a warm welcome, and sat down to a meal. Finally, he mustered the courage to come inside.
“The first time I came to Scott Mission was a little intimidating. I didn’t know anyone, and I didn’t know about shelters.
“They were really welcoming. I got all the help one could need right here at Scott Mission—food, clothing, a warm place to stay, and support from the staff,” he says. “If you need anything, even if you need socks, they’ll give it to you.”
Dwayne is grateful for your donations to Scott Mission because he has found a life-changing support system and the tools to leave homelessness behind.
“Thanks for supporting Scott Mission. I couldn’t imagine being here without the Mission.”
Please share meals and hope this Thanksgiving season. Your support of Scott Mission allows us to serve together as compassionate neighbors and opens the door to transformed lives—like Dwayne’s. Every $4.25 meal you give could make all the difference for someone who longs for God’s mercy and love.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
1 “Impact of COVID-19 on Children, Youth and Men” https://www.sickkids.ca/en/news/archive/2021/impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-child-youth-mental-health/.
2 “Children from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more vulnerable” https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-223213.pdf.