Ray of Hope Community Centre
Creekside Church has partnered with the Ray of Hope Community Centre (ROHCC) as our Local Mission "anchor cause". Although we encourage Creeksiders to support a broad range of local mission initiatives, we have decided to place a special emphasis on working with and supporting ROHCC (or "The Rock").
Now located in the building previously operated by the Waterloo Regional Dream Centre, ROHCC offers a place of safety and support to those struggling through poverty and homelessness in the core of downtown Kitchener. Each man and woman who visits the centre is met by individuals who truly care about their well-being.
Working in partnership with local churches, businesses and volunteers, ROHCC meets the practical needs of each guest who visits. They provide a hot meal, groceries, clothing, blankets, towels, personal hygiene products and shower and laundry facilities.
Ray of Hope also provides life-skills training, instilling confidence and employment potential in many of the men and women who have limited opportunities to reach their full potential due to poverty and homelessness. Life skills include literacy tutoring, resume writing, budgeting, basic computer skills and emotional and spiritual management.
ROHCC also offers a Sunday evening worship service and regular bible studies.
Each month Creeksiders prepare and serve a Sunday dinner and a Saturday breakfast. A number of our Saturday4 Serve events also take place at ROHCC, where you can do construction, clean, prepare and serve meals, sort food, sort clothes, etc. You can also volunteer there throughout the week.
Send an email to Kyla or visit the ROHCC website to learn how to get involved.