Brunswick Street Mission
The Brunswick Street Mission, located in Halifax, seeks to inspire a better quality of life that addresses physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs for those experiencing poverty.
The Mission aims are to address concerns primarily related to poverty and homelessness. Most of our programming is designed to alleviate the "symptoms" of poverty. We work with many groups in Halifax to identify and address the root causes of poverty.
The Brunswick Street Mission serve those who struggle with poverty. Some are homeless, others are vulnerable and at risk of homelessness. These issues do not discriminate and can affect individuals, couples, and families with children. Some conditions seem almost synonymous with poverty; mental illness, addictions, physical disabilities, criminal record, and violence are harsh everyday realities. Survival alone can take all one's energy but resourcefulness, resiliency, dignity, hope and humour can also be seen and with some support and a second (third, fourth...) chance, many of our participants can hope for a better future. Or at least a more tolerable present.
To inspire a better quality of life through a ministry of care that addresses physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs for those experiencing poverty. https://www.brunswickstreetmission.org/
"Jeans for Teens" campaign was started for the mission in 2018. New and gently used jeans to donate to the mission - over 100 pairs of jeans have been donated so far.
Nova Scotia S.P.C.A.
Is recognized as the leading expert in the areas of advocacy and companion animal protection. The Nova Scotia SPCA operates on a policy of zero tolerance for animal cruelty and sets the standard of animal care for the province of Nova Scotia. www.nsspca.ca
Feed Nova Scotia
Their mission is to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration. Working on long term solutions to end hunger and poverty in Nova Scotia. https://www.feednovascotia.ca/
HomeBridge Youth Society
This charitable, non-profit organization was established by front line social workers who identified a need for residential care in the child welfare system. The organization grew to six residential, youth caring facilities throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality and a school program. Today, 40 high risk youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old can be served in community settings at one time. Approximately 120 young people reside in our facilities annually. All the young people are in the temporary or permanent care of the Minister of Community Services.
In June 2005, a new name was welcomed to further describe the work of the organization and future planned directions. HomeBridge Youth Society has continued the work of the ADCRF with the ongoing commitments of the Nova Scotia Departments of Community Services, Education and Transportation and Public Works, and St. Paul's Home Board. An extended vision of corporate, charitable foundations and other public support is furthering Homebridge Youth Society's ability to offer progressive therapeutic program opportunities for young people. http://www.homebridgeyouth.ca/
Make-A-Wish Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter
Mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Along with the national office, eight regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 450,000 children since 1980. www.makeawish-atl.ca/