Last week, I was doing outreach downtown when I came across Ben. Ben is one of the “oldtimers” – one of several men who have been on the streets for decades. He was friends with all the oldtimers……Ed, Carl, Joseph…..all of whom have passed away over the past year. Ben says he’s one of the […]
An organization like OIM runs on three things: committed and passionate volunteers, compassionate prayer partners, and the generous donations of individuals who affirm our mission.
Please consider supporting our youth outreach program by sponsoring a youth in our Passion 4 Youth Fine Arts Program. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year.
Shane grew up in a household where she seldom felt acceptance for who she is. Listen to Shane as she shares her experiences at our Youth Fine Arts Program Passion for Youth
“People looked down on me and made me feel worthless”. Meet Jenna and listen to her sentiments regarding the Passion for Youth, youth fine arts program here at OIM.
“I started using drugs when I was 17 and ended up on the streets”. Listen as Rita expresses her gratitude for our Passion for Youth, youth fine arts program.”
My husband and I have been doing street outreach for about 15 months now. Last summer, we met a few street friends at a park and my husband was talking to one person, while I was talking to someone else. Sarah was quite drunk but we were able to have a conversation. She […]
Sometimes our youth go into crisis. We need to be there for them and help to navigate the systems in place. Sometimes these systems are daunting. When dealing with mental health issues there is a lot of fear that you won’t be heard; that you won’t be taken seriously; that you won’t be respected. We […]