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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ARK is coordinating the distribution of cloth masks among our community partners.

If you’re interested in contributing or making cloth masks, please get in touch with us:

Email or call (902.492.2577)

Thanks to all the individuals who have contributed hand sewn masks, especially Christina G. and the many folks of Charity Crafters of HRM Nova Scotia.

Check out the ARK’s latest newsletter:

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.