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We are Hiring December 2nd, 2016

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS?

Today House Inc. is a not for profit, overnight, emergency shelter in Steinbach, MB that is seeking house parents.

Our mandate is to assist, empower and house individuals who have become homeless.
Successful applicants for Today House Inc. house parents will be required to host guests overnight from 5pm to 8am (1-4 guests), do light cooking (paid a per diem per meal), basic housekeeping and supply monthly reports.

House parents will be compensated with free accommodations, security system, cable, internet, and utilities relating to the shelter in lieu of pay.

House parents will have a separate, secure 1400 square foot, partially furnished living space on the main floor of the house which consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, laundry room and attached, single car garage.

Guests will occupy a separately entranced living space in the basement which includes 2 bedrooms, full bathroom facility and living area.

We envision successful applicants to be dependable, mature persons with compassionate hearts that want to make a difference. Successful applicants will be required to provide a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.

Starting date: January 11, 2017
Application deadline: December 12, 2016

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please email your resume to todayhouseinc@gmail.com

Giving Tuesday 2016 November 24th, 2016

GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day.

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”
– givingtuesday.ca

Thank you for considering Today House. www.todayhouse.ca

A.C.T. Solutions – Thank you! November 24th, 2016

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Matt and Ryan Bergen from A.C.T. Solutions are accepting old computers and rebuilding them to help folks in tough situations who struggle with access to a computer. They can tell you all about their many plans for this service including plugging in high school students to help (awesome!).

So, A.C.T. just set up the first rebuilt computer at Today House for our guests to reconnect with friends and family, search for jobs, and look for housing. With the help of a local business person, who wishes to remain anonymous (thank you), Matt has included all the necessary software and hardware to ensure the computer is used appropriately as well as protects our guests personal logins and passwords. It’s similar to a hotel computer where if one guest checks email, we want to make sure that passwords are wiped each night so the next guest cannot access them. Matt can explain this much better than we can!

We are so grateful and pleased to be able to offer this additional piece of ‘home’ to our guests.

Please consider bringing your old computers to A.C.T. Solutions at #8 – 90 Brandt St.   Rest easy – they do a full military wipe of each computer before turning it into something functional. It takes about 4-5 old computers to rebuild an awesome one. Well done A.C.T. Solutions!!

CEO Sleepout 2016 September 20th, 2016

43 Business People Participate In CEO Sleepout

CEO Sleepout participant in K.R. Barkman Park gazebo

Participants of the fourth annual CEO Sleepout spent Thursday night in K.R. Barkman Park in support of Today House and to get a taste of what it might mean to be homeless.

Today House Board Member Bev Dueck says there were 43 participants from the local business community alongside members of the Today House board. She says the whole event was fantastic.

“We had good energy and Michael Champagne came and spoke and he gave us an interesting peek into his own life and what we can do and how we can come together as a community with businesses and individuals and work together to help end homelessness. It was a really good challenge.”

Dueck says the night was warmer than they expected. She says they took part in activities that provoked thought about what it might be like to be homeless and how people who are experiencing homelessness cope with their situation.

“We did an activity where we stood on a line and if we could answer yes to certain questions we could move forward. Each of us were given a new identity that we were. Things like can you go out for dinner when you want to? No, couldn’t move. Do you feel safe all the time? Couldn’t move. Do you have hope for the future” Couldn’t move. It really brought it home that it is tough. It affects who you are and how you cope.”

Dueck says the fundraiser aspect to the CEO Sleepout was very successful.

“We did really well. Our goal was $50,000 and so far, to date, we have raised $53,000 and that covers the operating expenses of Today House and this is our major fundraising to do. It is great.”

Taste of Summer Charity BBQ August 8th, 2016

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Today House was the recipient of a record-breaking $1963.05 that was raised at last Wednesday afternoon’s Taste of Summer Charity Barbecue. These Charity BBQ’s run every Wednesday in summer in front of SCU and have been phenomenal.  What an amazing community event to connect with and support each other face to face.

Thank you to Goldenwest for organizing, to the many sponsors that make the lunch and the vibe amazing, and to the hot dog, cheese, chips and cookie lovers that joined us!!  We appreciate you!