Kingston Street Mission

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Welcome

*While our nightly drop-in centre is closed for the season we continue our work of distribution and other programming. The Concession St. Centre remains open nightly for overnight sleeping, 9pm-9am through Home Base Housing and Lionhearts Inc. 


The Kingston Street Mission is located at 218 Concession St. Our seasonal drop-in centre is open nightly from 8pm-11:30pm with beverages, hot food, clothing, etc. available.

*Negative Covid-19 rapid test must be completed at the door prior to entry.


Our Mission is to bring visibility to those feeling invisible, hope to the hopeless, unconditional love without judgement encompassed in compassion and humility.

 

About Us

Established in 1998 and formerly known as the Kingston Street Truck Mission, the Mission originated through the work of church groups, and with the donation of a truck by an anonymous Kingston Police officer who saw a need in the community. Parked beside St. Andrews church, downtown Kingston, the truck opened nightly in the cold months of the year to offer a warm place, friendship, refreshments, emergency clothing, blankets, etc. In approximately 2012, due to growth of the service and mechanical problems with the truck, the Kingston Street Truck Mission moved into Gill Hall in St. Andrews Presbyterian church and became what is known today as Kingston Street Mission.


Kingston Street Mission remains a non-profit, donation-based, and volunteer-run organization, open during the cold months each year. At Kingston Street Mission, it is our belief that everyone should be treated equally, and with kindness and love. We continue to offer a safe haven out of the cold, refreshments, friendship, and no-cost access to clothing, blankets, toiletries, and more. A minimum of 3 volunteers are on site each night, with Covid-19 safety protocols implemented.


Often, outside of mission hours volunteers may be seen on their own time, on the

streets downtown offering blankets, clothing, toiletries, and other items based on need, engaging in conversation, handing out Bibles and more. Volunteers may also assist guests of the Mission with obtaining help in crisis, as well as attending appointments (assistance outside of Mission hours is at the volunteers' choice and discretion).


The Mission also holds events throughout the year such as opening- and

closing-of-season BBQs, and music nights with local musicians who volunteer their

time. Additionally, one night each year a birthday celebration is held with cake, ice

cream and decorations, to ensure each guests' birthday is celebrated within the year.

 
 

Volunteer with us!


We are always looking for more volunteers! By volunteering you will be making a difference in the community and positively impacting peoples' lives. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our drop-in centre, please contact us for more information.

 

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Kingston Street Mission acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thank these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land. 
 

Special thanks to Stephanie Reid and her team at Kingston Webworks for the design and production of our logo! 

 
 

*We are looking for volunteers for our drop-in centre for next season! Please contact us for further information.

Kingston Street Mission

Mailing address:

PO Box 1404 Kingston Main
Kingston, ON
K7L 5C6

Drop-in Centre location:
218 Concession St.
Kingston, ON
K7K 2B5

Hours
:
Mon-Sun 8:00pm-11:30pm
(based on volunteer availability)

Executive Director: 

Marilyn McLean
T: 613-449-0916

[email protected]


Donations

We gratefully accept monetary donations, specific new or gently used items, and unopened (sealed) non-perishable food.  Please contact us for further information on what items we are presently accepting. 

Monetary Donations/Cheques:
Please make cheques payable to: Lionhearts Inc. Kingston, and write Kingston Street Mission in the memo line. Please mail cheques and other monetary donations to the mailing address listed above, or contact Marilyn McLean (Executive Director) at 
613-449-0916 for further arrangements. Thank you!

Online donations -  available through Canada Helps. Search charity for Lionhearts Inc Kingston. 
Select dropdown box on their page where it says "apply your donation to a fund set up by this charityand choose 07.Kingston Street Mission. 
 

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone for your support and donations towards the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser!