A large part of Silver Spire’s outreach relates to the downtown homeless and other marginalized members of the community. Out of the Cold, a program that provides a hot meal and a place to sleep every night of the week from November through March, runs meals out of our church on Monday nights. Silver Spire and its Community Outreach & Social Justice Committee work to ease the burdens of poverty in our community, liaising with Community Care St. Catharines (the local food bank), providing emergency food aid, supporting the services offered by Start Me Up Niagara, and advocating on behalf of the economically marginalized. Various teams from our church also work at St. George’s Breakfast Club, which provides a hot breakfast at St. George’s Anglican Church every morning of the year.
Silver Spire supports a number of other locally based projects, including Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, the RAFT teen shelter, Gillian’s Place and Positive Living Niagara. We also support locally based but internationally focused projects, such as Canada Foodgrains Bank.
Out of the Cold
A hot meal, with or without overnight shelter, is available in downtown St. Catharines, every night of the week, from November 1 - March 31. On Monday nights, the meal is available at Silver Spire. For the complete schedule call 905.984.5310 or 905.641.2249. Shelter information is also available at 211.
Shower and Laundry Program
Drop-in shower and laundry support services are available. Currently, services are running Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - noon. Please contact the Church Office at 905.682.8328 for more information.
Our church also reaches out to the local 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, offering space for various community groups to meet. We are one of the few churches in the city to offer inclusive marriage services.