This year, the LTA team is dedicating all festive funds to the amazing work carried out locally in Kelowna:
KARIS HOUSE provides a loving home for women struggling with addictions and mental health challenges. In addition, they support pregnant and single moms with babies, in a drug-free environment. Their programming, development, and counseling within a family community, aids in their recovery to gain self-esteem, self-respect, life skills, and parenting skills. In short, the amazing work this group does to support and empower women in the early stages of recovery is remarkable!
“OUR STRATEGY IS TO HELP INDIVIDUALS RECOGNIZE THE POTENTIAL OF THEIR LIFE, TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR RECOVERY AND RESTORE THEM TO SOCIETY WHERE THEY CAN MAKE MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS.” (Karis Support Society)
KELOWNA’S GOSPEL MISSION’s goal is to create an experience of safety, physical and spiritual health and forward momentum for their guests. They offer a variety of services to individuals requiring assistance, including food, shelter, showers, caseworkers, a thrift store, dental clinic, and women’s resources. This mission is doing phenomenal work in our city!
“KELOWNA’S GOSPEL MISSION WILL FEED THE HUNGRY, SHELTER THE HOMELESS AND HELP THE HURTING. WE WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ALL. WE WILL MINISTER TO THE WHOLE PERSON, SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY BY SHARING JESUS WITH A SERVANT’S HEART.” (The mission of KGM)