Who We Serve:
The working poor, the unemployed and the homeless. Thousands come to us each year for a helping hand. It is only through the generosity of the community that we are able to give that helping hand.
Through the generous support from community organizations, individuals, business and industries; The Inn of The Good Shepherd is able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families. In addition, we help improve the quality of life in our community by reaching out to friends and neighbors through offering the following services:
- a food bank
- a soup kitchen
- rent / utility assistance
- The Haven – emergency shelter for youth
- The Good Shepherds’ Lodge – emergency shelter for adults/families & traditional housing
- Genesis – clothing & small household items
- Red Path
- Income Tax Clinics
- Mobile Market
- Snack Pack
- Back to School
- Christmas Programs
- Reduced fare transit programs
- Client BBQ
- Children’s Birthday Club
- Winter Coat Night
The Inn of the Good Shepherd is an Incorporated Charitable Organization and all donations are income deductible.
The Inn was started in 1981 by a group of people centered in St. Johns Anglican Church in Sarnia’s south end, who became concerned with the growing need of the disadvantaged persons in this area.
In time, they were joined by others, so that the Inn is now supported by many Protestant churches and Roman Catholic Parishes, as well as Service Groups, individuals, labour, industry and Governments.
Board of directors:
Chair – Emily Branton
Past Chair- Alex Palimaka
Treasurer – Ashvin Thakkar
Secretary – Rev. Joyce Hodgson
Members at Large – Carl Kongas, Rebecca Mitchell, Chelsea Cooper, Christopher Sparkes, Jacqueline Davidson, Pastor David Van Berkel, Andrew Vincelli, Jack Greydanus
Executive Director – Myles Vanni