For over a century, ehm (Evangel Hall Mission) has been a place of welcome and safety for individuals facing poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges and addictions. ehm adapts and responds to community needs, growing from a soup kitchen to a social service agency that provides affordable housing, health services, and community programs.
Programs are built around three pillars of care:
Housing. We provide affordable homes to 110 singles and families who otherwise are at high risk of being homeless. Residents are supported to successfully transition into and keep their housing.
Homelessness. Our Drop-In Centre is a hub through which community members access meals, water, washrooms, showers, clothes, and laundry machines. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve kept the doors open, providing essential services.
Health. Members are experiencing increasingly complex health needs and difficulty navigating mainstream services. We help members pursue their personal health goals, providing services, and partnering with healthcare professionals. Our Dental Clinic sees patients who struggle to access oral healthcare services while our Spiritual Care team fosters healing from trauma and self-determination.
The pandemic has shown the importance of creating accessible, supportive services for marginalized individuals. We’ve been helping community members understand public health protocols, access masks, and get vaccinated. We’ve also helped seniors and families sheltering in place.
“This is a place where everyone belongs. The area around Bathurst and Queen would be a much colder, lonely and dangerous place if Evangel Hall Mission weren’t here.”
Rev. Wes Denyer, President ehm Board
We are located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Wendat, and the Anishnawbe Indigenous peoples.
ehm is a community of compassion and place of hope. We journey alongside members, providing wrap-around services that range from meeting basic needs of food and clothing to supporting complex health and housing needs.
Over 200 people are assisted each day through our Drop-In Centre, accessing over 100,000 meals, 4,500 articles of clothing, and 1,500 hygiene items this past year. Members also connect with housing, health, and employment supports.
Horacio, an ehm Resident, newcomer to Canada, and father, lost his job during the pandemic. His Support Worker helped Horacio secure financial support, update his resume, and apply for jobs. He’s still building his family’s future.
The Community Dental Clinic treats and prevents painful conditions. Many leave the Clinic pain-free for the first time in years.
Healing from trauma and recovery from addictions is fostered by our Spiritual Care Program. Pastoral care combines with social service best practices to help individuals renew their sense of self and re-connect with the community.
Peer Workers like Eric thrive, supported in their recovery, healing, and employment in the Peer Worker Program.
Financial Trusteeship helps clients like Thomas learn to budget, set financial goals, stay on top of bills, and secure housing.