Blog

Sandra%20670x350

Full Circle - Sandra's Story

Sandra says, "I'm a woman who's been there and done that." She knows her past is complicated and she uses her experiences to be a person of solidarity and understanding for women on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). Sandra grew up in Winnipeg, is the child of a residential school parent and was raised in... Read More

Alan%20900x546

A Refugee's Story

We would like to introduce you to a former MP Maintenance Associate, Alan Kipson. We love Alan’s story because he took advantage of all that Mission Possible has to offer such as training, employment coaching, and work experience. Alan was a delightful member of our Mission Possible team and we wish him the best... Read More

Image4%20670x350

#youareloved

YOU ARE LOVED!!!From now to Valentine's Day let someone know they are loved. If  you are using social media, use the hashtags #youareloved and #missionpossible. Follow along and submit your photos to Mission Possible. See Facebook and Instagram Let us know! and remember... YOU ARE LOVED!!! Read More

15493318 1166229796746623 3465165697745147197 o

Mission Possible 2016 Winter Gala Thank You!

THANK YOU to all of the Mission Possible Winter Gala partners, attendees, suppliers, and volunteers. Together we raised over $162,000! The funds will help Mission Possible continue to grow and offer opportunities for meaningful work to people who are challenged by homelessness and poverty. Special thanks to all of... Read More

I jmqp8rk m%20670x350

Geof’s Story - We banged heads a lot!

In Geof’s words before he came to Mission Possible “things were really up in the air.” He was unemployed and had fallen into drug addiction. Prior to coming to Mission Possible he was addicted to crack for seven years and was homeless for nearly the same period of time.     In 2009 Geof suffered a heart attack and... Read More

Dsc 7767%20670x350

The Clean Team

Nick Fenyo is the Mission Possible Clean Team Supervisor. We are now three months into the program, so we thought we would sit down with Nick and find out how things are going. Here are his comments: What is the Mission Possible Clean Team? “The job is strictly picking up litter. There are 22 different service... Read More

I jmqp8rk m%20670x350

The Mission Possible Comeback Award Video 2016

The Mission Possible Comeback Award is given to the Mission Possible members and participants who exemplify the kind of transformation we all admire and aspire to. These individuals have shown true courage, determination, and faith in overcoming great challenge and adversity. Where faced with similar challenges... Read More

Railtowncatering thanksgivingtogo2 creditjelger%20tanjaphotographers%20900x546

TURKEY TIME RETURNS: RAILTOWN CATERING

TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGERailtown Also Gives Thanks to Local Community by Donating Portion of Proceeds to Downtown Eastside Outreach Organization Mission Possible VANCOUVER, BC (Sept. 14, 2016) — Back by popular demand, Railtown Catering is talking... Read More

Janet%20670x

Back to Work Week - Meet Janet

Meet Janet. She joined our Employment Readiness Program in early June of this year. She's now been hired as a cook in our community kitchen, and has been bringing nothing but diligence, cheerfulness, and goofy faces (crack us up every time!) to her every work shift. Not to mention her top-notch cooking - her... Read More

Trish%20570x350

Back to Work Week - "Relax – you are among friends.”

Every day this week we are going to feature one of our hard working community members.  “Relax – you are among friends.” This is what Trish Hollowczenko (in picture), an MP Maintenance supervisor, wants participants to know as they enter Mission Possible’s doors.   Trish was looking for a landscaping job when she... Read More