I sit in a quiet space as I write...and yet I know in another hour we will be experiencing the daily whirlwind of life at Royal City Mission. While we love the life that our open hours bring, we also cherish the peace that down moments offer.
Keeping people safe, warm and healthy is a high priority as we navigate the complexities of life in lockdown, while also caring for those in isolation and those experiencing homelessness. We keep our doors open because so many in our community have so many doors closed to them.
Our staff and volunteers are incredible and adjust to the changing Covid regulations while still doing their best to care for individuals who have trouble following the guidelines.
One way we are caring for those who have tested positive for Covid-19 and/or are isolating is by delivering meals to areas of high risk. For the next few weeks we will be delivering 30 meals/day to one such area.
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Yesterday morning, before the sun rose above the horizon, I took a walk along the river. With a hot cup of coffee in my hands I experienced the beauty of the city of Guelph. Even in the dim light, there were incredible colours. Mist rose off the water, creating a mystical scene. A blue heron shared a few minutes with me while I watched him watch me.
As a community we at the Royal City Mission, Drop In Centre, Hope House, Wyndham House and the Guelph Community Health Centre are combining resource efforts to meet the needs of vulnerable community members during our COVID-19 response. We are supported with funding from the County of Wellington and by generous members of our community.
IF YOU ARE HOMELESS
Breakfast is available Monday - Thursday at 10 am at Lakeside Hope House
Lunch is available Monday - Friday at 1 pm at Royal City Mission (no take-out meals between Christmas and New Years)
Supper is available Monday - Saturday at 6:30 pm at Royal City Mission (no take-out meals between Christmas and New Years)