FIRST LIGHT FOUNDATION OF HOPE

We are faith based not for profit organization located at 253 Simcoe Street S in Oshawa, Ontario. Our aim is to aid in the reduction of poverty in our communities.  We cater to the lost, hurting and marginalized and wish to help better their lives Spiritually, Physically and Mentally.

We believe that the marginalized, improvished, low income, homeless and addicted members of society need more than just a handout but also need a “leg up”.  By introducing whole living to those willing participants we can influence their lives for the better while simultaneously benefiting our communities and infastructre at large.

Our concept was birthed 2 1/2 years ago over 30 days of prayer and inner reflection every morning between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM.  While watching the sunrise each morning during the month of August 2016 it came to me during the “First Light” of morning’s dawn. God’s name in Hebrew is YAHWEH

  • Ages 16 – 25
  • Provide social interaction through fitness
  • Group Bike Rides
  • Weight Training
  • Free Gym Access
    • Free Personal Trainers
  • Counseling
  • Group Discussions
  • Skiing Outings
  • GED Support
  • P/T Employment
  • Transitional Housing
  • Spiritual Support
  •  12 Steps
    • AA / NA / CA / CR
  • Detox Programs
    • Treatment Centers
    • Homewood
    • Brentwood
    • Teen Challenge
  • Counseling
    • Faith Community
    • Group Meetings
  • Food
    • Early Morning
    • Late Morning
  • Warming Room
  • Air Con Summer
  • Bananas fruit
    • Coffee & Water
    • Soup & Sandwiches
  • Clothing
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Tents shelter
  • Dignity Trust
    • Humanity
    • Friendship
  •  Transitional Housing
  • Employment
  • HOPE
  • Single Moms
  • Working Girls
  • Elderly
  • Counseling
  • Bananas fruit
    • coffee
    • water
    • Soup & Sandwiches
  • Transitional Housing
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Lawncare
  • Snow Removal
  • Big Brother
  • Big Sister
  • Mentor Program
  • Release Support
  • Dismas Fellowship
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Recovery Program
  • Faith Programs
  • Spiritual Leaders
  • Food
  • Safe Environment
  • Transitional Housing

EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE HOPE

Drop in Center

  • Monday – Friday from 5:30am – 8:30am
    • Coffee
    • Water
    • Hot Breakfast Sandwich
    • Toasted Bagel
  • Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Coffee
    • Water
    • Fruits, Grilled Cheese, Soup, Chile, Stew, Pizza

Mobile Operations

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 9:30am
    • Delivery of Coffee, Food, Clothing & Resources to tent / street people
    • Same service to working girls
    • hugs and kind words to all

Pre Packed Meals To Go

  • Pre cooked frozen healthy meals available for families to pick up

Drop in Center

  • Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • $1 or free store providing furniture, clothing, employment w/ drop in center clients through labor ready. (Creating initial exposure to employment)
  • Hire F/T Chaplin
  • Hire P/T Counselor
  • Hire P/T Trainer

Employment Development

  • Lawncare, Snow Removal, Garbage Pickup services.
  • Open 5 transitional houses
  • F/T employees

First Line Enterprises

  • Social Enterprising
  • 1x Male, 1x Female, 1x Youth, 1x Recovery, 1x Halfway House, 2x Chaplin’s, 1x Counselor, 1x Fitness Coach, 5x House Mentors, 1x Crew Manager

Establish Fundraisers

  • Annual Tri-Athlon/Duathlon
  • Walk for the Homeless
  • Annual Motorcycle ride for Oshawa Homeless

Set Up 3 Emergency Shelters

  • Open 3 Phase 1 Centers in Peterborough, London and Windsor.