GRENFELL MINISTRIES AT A GLANCE
What we aim to do
Grenfell Ministries, a Unitarian Universalist faith-based Ministry that aims to provide support to marginalized communities through programming that focuses on seniors, youth, those experiencing homelessness folks who use substances, and those who are or were formerly incarcerated. We serve with integrity, compassion and promote individuality and self-empowerment. We are committed to building communities through advocacy and activism.
We are a peer-run , peer-led organization that strives to improve the quality of life fort hose we serve on their terms. In solidarity, we offer organized voices of lived experience in the hopes of enouraging programming, policy adaptation and to reduce stigma and discrimination. We collaborate with various organizations and services to assist folks with meeting their needs and offer grief support to families who have lost loved ones to the overdose epidemic on an individual and group basis.
Our projects have recived funding in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility, United Way Phase 2 and Phase 3 Funding for COVID-19 pandemic response and the Hamilton Community Foundation.
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"Believer, unbeliever or wild one. You are welcome!
We have no definition of who we are but human.
We have no code but that of respect.
We have no creed but that of equality."
-- Rev. Tet Gallardo (1970- ), UU, excerpted from her affirmation, "There's My Temple," 2016
Rebecca Morris-Miller holds a degree in Ontario Management and Development as well as certification as a Personal Support Worker and a Developmental Support Worker achieved at Georgian College. Rebecca is also a Certified Peer Support Worker through the Mental Health Rights Coalition.
She has also successfully completed and received certification in the following courses: Religion, Conflict And Peace; The Science Of Religion; Religious Literacy; Traditions And Scriptures; Islam Through Its Scriptures; Buddhism Through The Scriptures; Hinduism Through Its Scriptures; Religion And Hip Hop Culture; Diversity And Social Justice In Social Work; Spirituality And Sensuality Sacred Objects In Religious Life as well as Social Work Practice With Individuals, Families And Small Groups.
As well she is certified in ASSIST, Restorative Practice, Mental Health First Aid and CPR.
Rebecca’s interest in starting Grenfell Ministries stems from her lived experience with violence, addiction, jail, homelessness and recovery.