The biggest marker of the importance of New Hope, and how we assess how well we are doing, is based on the experience of our members. The following quotes are some of the things they have to say about New Hope (shared with permission):
“Being on the streets is a hard life day in day out, people in New Hope gives you just that “New Hope”. People are nice and willing to help with kindness and love, a hot tea or coffee, something to eat, some clothes if needed and a place to sit and relax, where you are understood and not judged. The feeling of belonging in this world.”
“New Hope is a place of refuge not only from the elements of cold wintery weather but a place to sit and relax. a place to reflect and think of the past, deal with the present, and hope for a brighter future”.
“I come to New Hope a lot. There is so much to learn and I love learning new things. It has been a great honour to be part of the New Hope Society. I will continue coming to New Hope. There is more things to do, we laugh, enjoy each other’s company”.
“New Hope has been a super great place for me to grow and learn with the programs. Teaching me self-respect and educating me in public health as well as mental health. It’s a good place to come for me when I have no one else in the world”.