Our AGM is scheduled in early December, although mainly via “zoom”, with only the actual committee gathering. As we see the restrictions to the COVID pandemic easing, more community groups, with COVID Safe Plans in place, are preparing to return. SJOS will now start to plan some friend and fundraising activities for 2021. It is […]
During the COVID Stage 4 Restrictions, we are seeing increased numbers attending both the Food Store and the Bread Bank. Fortunately, the ability to purchase the necessary staple foodstuffs has not been as difficult as earlier in the year and the supplies have been kept up. SJOS is also very thankful for the ongoing support […]
The COVID restrictions have somewhat reduced the capacity of SJOS, but services are still being provided by the wonderful SJOS volunteers who are assisting the emergency relief needs. There has not been any movement in the SJOS Housing Units and the COVID Safe Plan is being monitored. The activity in the Food Store and […]
With the current Stage 4 COVID regulations in place, the movement in the SJOS Housing Units has slowed. Families are able to move on, into permanent housing, but we are unable to take new families. As such there are no vacant units. The Food Store and the Bread Bank are still continuing to serve, and […]
The SJOS Housing Units now have 8 small children in residence. There are 7 children between the ages of 2 years to 5 years and one 6-month-old baby. The Food Store has been quiet compared to former months but still served over 120 families in June. With COVID-19, the Food Store will remain open as […]
The Unit 3 Refurbishment Project is now complete and the unit is ready for the new renter. The Food Store has now reopened and the hours of operation will remain as they were prior to the COVID-19 lock down. For the health and safety of all SJOS Volunteers, Supporters and Visitors, new procedures have been […]
Our mission is to provide transitional housing and support services to those in need, regardless of race or creed and to work towards relieving the effects of poverty in our community. The Unit Refurbishment Programme for the Transitional Housing Units has commenced. The Food Store has been closed due to COVID-19 and SJOS is supporting […]
As the health and safety of our volunteers, our supporters, our clients and our visitors is paramount during the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 developments and following advice of expert authorities to respond to the outbreak to keep our people and the wider community safe and well.