Stories Services Adopt a Night Volunteer Opportunities Blog

Farewell to a Dedicated Leader
June 3rd, 2020

It is with the deepest gratitude that we bid farewell to Simone Penner, Today House Chair.
Homelessness in Steinbach is often referred to as invisible as many of those who struggle are not so obvious. This didn’t stop Simone Penner from recognizing the need in 2011.
Her heart was pulled to create a safe space for the most vulnerable people in our community and in 2012 founded the Today House shelter.
For the past 8 years, Simone has poured herself into leading a tremendous group of board members and staff in providing shelter from the elements for those in greatest need in Steinbach.
Her compassion and dedication, patience, and kindness were far-reaching over her time as chair of Today House and she enhanced many lives along the way.

We wish you all the best in your next adventure Simone, and we thank you for all the years you selflessly dedicated to Today House.

A Fond Farewell To Retiring Board Members
June 2nd, 2020


It is with deep gratitude that we bid farewell to two incredible board members Moni Loewen and Linda Peters.

Moni has been an integral part of the shelter’s success for many years as the Today House secretary. Her kindness, visionary, and grace have been such an important piece of Today House and will be greatly missed. We cannot thank you enough for all the long hours you have contributed to the shelter and encouragements you brought to the table Moni!


Much of the Today House success has been due to our incredible treasurer Linda. We are so fortunate to have had her by our side through the many changes Today House has faced.  Linda’s hard work, tenacity, and wisdom have been a great asset to the shelter and will be greatly remembered. Thank you Linda for your kindness and guidance through the years and all the best moving forward!


We are sad to say goodbye to our retiring board members and we thank you for your years of dedication and support of Today House, we know you will continue to do great things in our community!


Giving Tuesday
May 5th, 2020

This Giving Tuesday visit and help Today House ease the impact of COVID-19 to Steinbach’s most vulnerable population

April 8th, 2020

Many of the resources the homeless community has been relying on are now becoming unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public spaces have seen many closures leaving our homeless people with nowhere to wash their hands or use the washroom. Today House continues to work hard to provide safety and accommodations to those struggling in our community but we need your help. Please visit

Today House is a community funded shelter that provides emergency shelter for individuals who are homeless or street-involved. Due to the recent pandemic, it is more important than ever that we come together to provide safety for the most vulnerable in our community. Please visit to contribute to our efforts.


and help Today House ease the impact of COVID-19 to Steinbach’s most vulnerable population.




Due to increased precautions and safety measures during COVID-19 Today House has seen a nightly increase of $80.00 per night/guest. Today House continues to work hard to provide emergency overnight shelter in a safe environment for those at risk in our community, and we need your support. Please visit to help us protect our community members.

Rockin’ for a Reason 6.0
February 27th, 2020

We are sad to announce the cancellation of Rockin’ for a Reason 6.0 due to concerns for public health over COVID-19. Today House continues to take precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our guests and supporters. We thank everyone for their continued support of Today House during uncertain times. Healthy wishes to all!