How you can offer hope during COVID-19

by | POSTED: Apr 09, 2020

person sitting at a table with a plate of warm food

When it was clear physical distancing was necessary for everyone's safety, we immediately recognized that people who didn't have a.

Protecting the Safety of our Community Amid COVID-19

by | POSTED: Mar 12, 2020

covid-19 update

As the pandemic began, Bissell Centre provided regular updates through this blog post about how their operations had changed and.

7 Memorable 2019 Bissell Highlights

by | POSTED: Jan 10, 2020

7 memorable highlights of 2019

We are so grateful for the opportunities that were made possible in 2019 thanks to our community of supporters. Here.

Melanie’s Story of Transformation: Finding Community and Mental Health Supports

by | POSTED: Dec 28, 2019

Melanie sitting with a plate of food in front of her at Bissell

Finding mental health supports at Bissell and a sense of community, drastically changed Melanie's life. On any given day you.

Dale Overcomes Illness and the Threat of Homelessness

by | POSTED: Nov 24, 2019

Photo of a doorknob

After seeking medical attention for a persistent cough, Dale found out that he had contracted tuberculosis from a friend who.

Finding Courage For New Beginnings

by | POSTED: Oct 03, 2019

Fred smiling at his son

My name is Fred, and Bissell Centre was a godsend for me.  For many years, I was a welder. When.

Close Call: Scott and Amy Avoid Eviction Thanks to ‘Community Bridge’

by | POSTED: Aug 22, 2019

It was an injury at work that knocked Scott’s world off balance. It shouldn’t have happened, but it did, leading.

Would You Rather: Wear Dirty Underwear, Or Go Without?

by | POSTED: Jul 25, 2019

Graphic of homeless man in Commmunity Space with text "Would you Rather"

…Sadly, this is a decision people experiencing homelessness have to make every single day. For people who are homeless in.

5 Reasons Why EVERYONE Needs Clean Underwear

by | POSTED: Jul 16, 2019

Clean white underwear with Drop Your Gonch campaign logo

Yes, everyone needs clean underwear...especially those who are experiencing homelessness. New underwear is one of the most requested items by.

National Indigenous Peoples Day – More Than A Celebration

by | POSTED: Jun 25, 2019

Photo of man holding hoops at National Indigenous Peoples Day

Colourful regalia. Delicious food. Traditional performances. Laughter between friends. These were just a few of the sights and sounds to.

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