It is our privilege and joy to support several missions ministries both here in the Durham Region, throughout the GTA and around the world. Below are some of the ministries that we support as ministry partners, through prayer, service and with our finances.
The Pregnancy Help Centre is a non-profit Christian organization that exists to extend the love of God to people who may be distressed due to pregnancy in Durham Region. They are supported entirely by concerned organizations and individuals and their mandate is to provide support to pregnant mothers in need of help. Forest Brook has helped them in the past with financial support, by providing volunteer mentors, conducting a bottle/diaper drive and by hosting an annual Christmas dinner.
The Refuge is a charitable Christian organization that works with homeless and street youth in the Region of Durham and provides food, clothing, personal hygiene products, parenting programs, life direction programs, art programs, laundry facilities, and shower facilities. The one thing they strive most to provide is a sense of community in which the homeless youth can heal from their past. Forest Brook has helped them financially, through volunteering in their kitchen, and through providing a monthly meal to their youth.
Sanctuary is a Christian charitable organization in downtown Toronto that reaches out to a neighborhood plagued with homelessness, drugs, prostitution, unemployment and AIDS. Their staff helps individual community members access welfare, housing, legal counsel, medical care, counseling, therapy or drug rehabilitation. Forest Brook has provided Sanctuary with financial resources as well as help with cooking.
Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is part of a network of over 15 Teen Challenge Centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide. The program has a strong faith-based approach and offers spiritual, academic and vocational training that helps equip individuals to return to society as responsible citizens. Historically, Forest Brook has provided help financially as well as volunteers for construction projects. The Teen Challenge choir has visited Forest Brook a number of times and has sold jewelry to the congregation that has been made by the women living on the Aurora campus.
Toronto City Mission has existed since 1879 to demonstrate God’s love and bring hope to families impacted by poverty. Their purpose is to build strong relationships with their community members and partners to create positive, lasting change through preventative and transformational programs. Forest Brook has provided financial support and has participated in the annual volleyball tournament fundraiser.
Urban Promise Toronto exists to proclaim the love of Jesus, and to express it through the spiritual, social and educational development of children, youth and families living in Toronto Community Housing. Forest Brook has provided financial support to Urban Promise and its programs.
World Teams is a Christian organization focused on church planting. Forest Brook has provided financial support and has taken part in annual soccer games with migrant Mexican farm workers who are working in Durham Region.
For over 65 years, Youth Unlimited has been imparting God’s love, truth and hope to young people from all walks of life regardless of race, faith, economic levels, or cultural background. Historically Forest Brook has provided financial support as well as mentors for the Launch program.