June 7, 2008 An Introduction


I am a second year theology student at Vancouver School of Theology, an affiliate college of the University of British Columbia. I am doing my final field unit at Anishinabe Place of Hope, a mission of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, operating in the inner city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is a 20 unit residence that offers safe housing for people serious about staying alcohol, drug and substance free, upgrading education and seeking gainful employment. The residents are predominantly First Nations. On Sundays there is a worship service. Monday to Thursdays there is also a drop in center that provides coffee, shelter from the elements, advocacy, emergency food kits, linens, a local telephone line, information on various social agencies, councelling, occasionally a hot meal, and so much more. I invite you to drop by once in awhile and discover the “so much more.”