a new space

While searching in our storage room recently for long johns, hats and mittens to give out this winter, it hits us that the drop-in, as we knew it, is part of our beautiful heritage.  All these possessions that we so carefully tended over the years and packed away in a season of uncertainty are slowly finding new homes and being transferred into our space in a community commons on Sebastian Street.  Yet, no four walls could ever hold what Ark was or is.  Regardless of possessions and space, the essence of Ark has remained the same:

building a community of hope
family, children & friendships
being present together
facilitating health
finding housing
navigating the systems
supportive relationships
sharing hospitality and food
networking to create a mosaic of support
co-creating pathways to dreams, education & possibilities

community words

“Journeying with those who invite support… Ark supports, encourages and mentors individuals and families in a way that honours the wisdom they carry, places them as experts in their own lives and builds skills and capacity in and through relationship.” – J

“The Ark community goes beyond a physical location; it’s relationships, since 2002, have saved my life.  It’s a community not only for physical health but also spiritual well-being.  Even though I’ve moved away, I’m still in contact with the community and I love its values.” – A

“Where do I start when I think about Ark… I think of love and support. They have been there for my ups and downs. They accepted me and my family, gave us a community of support and encouragement at any given moment. Words cannot explain.” – M

thank you!

Thank you for your commitment and partnership.  We are so grateful for the many ways you support us — with finances, food, socks and shoes, your skills, your care and prayers. It all has and continues to make a difference.

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Christmas Gifts

ARK is currently accepting the following donations to be used as Christmas Gifts for the 2019 Holiday Season:

  • Subway/Tim Horton’s gift cards: $5-10
  • Sobeys/Superstore/Walmart gift cards: $25
  • Hats, mittens and socks
  • Long johns for men and women
  • Black/grey hoodies (M/L)
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Powerbank (portable cell phone charger)
  • Children’s items: toys & books, hats & mittens

To find out where to bring your donations, please email or call us.