Partner Organizations

THE OPEN DOOR at Square One is a front-line ministry outreach of the churches of Mississauga that has been ministering since 1974.THE OPEN DOOR serves people from every background and walk of life. We make every effort to minister to people’s practical, spiritual and emotional needs. We are ministering to people facing unemployment, critical illness, homelessness, marriage breakdown, abusive situations, bereavement, loneliness, single parenting and countless other reasons that cause people to need help.
 
THE OPEN DOOR is a volunteer-based organization. We have a small staff of 3 (Lynne, Krista and Jen) and over 100 hundred volunteers. We are so grateful for all of their incredible work!
 
Staff and volunteers minister to people in many different ways, below are just some of the ways that THE OPEN DOOR serves those in need in Mississauga:
 
  • Referral counseling
  • Befriending
  • Emergency food cupboard assistance
  • Diaper distribution
  • Clothing distribution
  • Toiletries distribution
  • Wednesday lunch & Bible Stories*
  • Thursday Night Friendship Dinner (September – June)*
  • Saturday Lunch*
  • And so much more!
*Please call ahead to register for the meals.
**Everything at The Open Door is given free of charge to those in need, we do not charge for any of our services**

Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organization that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s story in the Bible of the Good Samaritan. In Luke 10, Jesus tells of a man from Samaria who finds a traveler robbed and beaten at the side of the road, in desperate need of help.
 
Although the traveler was a complete stranger, the Samaritan bandages him, carries him to a local inn, spends a night caring for him, and then takes coins from his purse and pays the innkeeper to continue caring for him. The Samaritan also promises to come back and pay the innkeeper even more, if that is what is necessary to restore the traveler to full health.
 
Like that Good Samaritan, Samaritan’s Purse provides aid to hurting people-victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution. We do it regardless of their religious faith, race, gender, or socio-economic standing. We usually partner with local churches, just as the Good Samaritan partnered with the innkeeper. And we continue to nurture that partnership, and monitor the effectiveness of our work, just as the Samaritan arranged with the innkeeper.
 
Samaritan’s Purse Canada has been doing essential relief and development work in Jesus’ Name all around the world since 1973. Our Emergency Disaster Relief programs provide urgently needed assistance including food, water, and temporary shelter. We meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives here in Canada and around the world.
 
We also reach out to children through our annual Operation Christmas Child program that collects gift-filled shoeboxes from caring donors and distributes them to struggling kids in the developing world. The program has brought joy-and a powerful message of hope-to over 135 million children so far.
 
All of this much-needed effort enables us to be modern-day Good Samaritans-and often earns us opportunities to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to share our faith in Jesus. We hope you will join us in this exciting work.