WHO WE HELP:
- Persons on limited, set old age or disability pensions insufficient to meet living expenses
- The unemployed and marginally employed, including the working poor
- Individuals living on the street with no income or assistance
- Residents of rooming houses and other marginal or low income housing
- Persons, some in recovery, rendered unemployable by addictions, mental illness, or other medical conditions
- Men and women with poor literacy and few job-related skills
- Individuals released from government facilities to look out for themselves, but unable to do so on limited government assistance
- Transients and migrant workers without stable employment, often seeking work
- Individuals from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including First Nations and the LGBTQ community.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission United has been launched with Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham Mental Health Services, Region of Durham Social Services, AIDS Committee of Durham Region, Lakeridge Health, Carea Community Health Centre, John Howard Society, and other community partners.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Back Door Mission serves as the centralized location for various social service agencies operating collectively as Mission United.
We provide connections to social services, health care, and other agencies where more specialized needs can be met. Many folks on the street are lost finding help. Accessing services often means navigating a bureaucratic maze and meeting multiple preconditions.
We sit on the Durham Advisory Committee on Homelessness and other local bodies, and work with other community groups to advocate for social justice and poverty reduction.
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