I don’t know about you, but there were many times this past year that I had to be intentional about being hopeful. As the pandemic drags on, and homelessness, mental health issues, and addictions continue to afflict so many people, it can be difficult at times to remain encouraged. But, hope has been present the whole time—and much of it’s been found in the compassion and generosity of our loving support community. The enclosed newsletter highlights just some of the stories of hope I’ve heard in the last few months, but a few noteworthy events aren’t captured here:

  • Indwell is now the owner of two new properties in Hamilton: 180 Ottawa St N, where we’ll be creating 12 studio apartments for Indigenous people; as well as 120 Wentworth St N, where the congregation of Wentworth Baptist Church will continue to worship as approximately 40 new homes are established adjacent to their sanctuary.
  • In addition to these properties, we’re working with communities across Southwestern Ontario to provide solutions in places like St. Thomas, Kitchener, and Chatham. To learn more, visit indwell.ca/projects

As we continue to expand into new communities—and existing ones—our ongoing projects continue moving forward, and our established communities find hope through your generosity. One of the most impactful ways that people have helped this year is by giving to our COVID-19 Tenant Support Fund, which you can donate to now via the enclosed giving card and envelope.

Along with our Indwell team—and the over 700 people we now support—I want to say a huge thank you for who you are and all that you do to make hope and homes a reality for all!

Together with you in ministry,

Jeff Neven
Executive Director

PS – Register now for our second virtual gala on September 23. With Hamilton actor TJ McGibbon, we’ll set out on a virtual road trip through our communities. You’ll get a special sneak peek at all the hope and homes that you’re supporting!

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Now more than ever, it is important that our tenants feel connected with others, even if they cannot be physically connected. Send a note of encouragement to be shared with our tenants who are feeling isolated at this time.

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