Regeneration Outreach Community started as a “living room for those without a living room,” a safe and caring space for the homeless and vulnerable. Centered around caring relationships, Regeneration sought to meet both the practical and spiritual needs of guests, even if that just meant a cup of coffee and a listening ear.
Regeneration had a number of homes before Grace United Church stepped up and a long-term lease was established. In 2011, the Regeneration offices officially opened.
Since then, Regeneration has seen tremendous growth, adding several new programs and services in order to meet the growing need in our community. What used to be a four-day breakfast program has multiplied into several life-giving programs offered each day, 365 days a year, so that struggling people can build hope for tomorrow.
One comment from a guest encompasses everything Regeneration strives to provide: “Thanks for the place to be.”
Executive Director Ted Brown has lived in Brampton for over 32 years. He is passionate about making a difference in his community and believes in reaching out without judgement to those in need of care. An ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, he served with Kennedy Road Tabernacle for 30 years, and worked as a junior high and outreach pastor as well. Ted has been serving with Regeneration since July 2011.
“The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” —Micah 6:8