A Legacy of Service – The Neighbourhood House | Red Door Family Shelter

A Legacy of Service – The Neighbourhood House

a colourful mural with names of different countries

By Kathryn Hill

When the Neighbourhood House opened next to the WoodGreen United Church in 1958 it was described as “a gem out of the centre of one of the city’s most crowded, industrial sections”. It was used as a community space for chaplaincy, community work and counselling. Rev. McCleary passed away in 1967 and the building became a shelter in 1982 in response to the need for winter respite, and housing for refugees. Our new, modern shelter at the same site will allow us to continue Rev. McCleary’s legacy of shelter and caring for the community.

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