1JustCity at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry builds community well-being, works for justice, and nurtures hope in individuals and families in west central Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The program attempts to balance meeting basic needs, enabling personal transformation, and working for social change through a variety of initiatives. These include everything from offering an emergency food program for families, to small collaborative economic initiatives that help people learn employment skills.
The Artist’s Circle provides a venue and supplies for soulful creative time. No experience is necessary, and people mentor and teach each other. St. Matthews Maryland receives 9,000 visits a year to its drop-in space where people come to be filled—filled with snacks, filled with the joy of someone who cares, filled with the worth of someone listening, and filled with a sense of belonging.
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