The Rev. David Chapman

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User Profile
Name
The Rev. David Chapman
Church Info
Home Church Address
emmaus anglican church
982 Manning
Verdun, QC H4H1Z8
Canada
Church Website URL
Organization
Organization Name
The Open Door
Type of Organization
Church Ministry
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Assistant Director
Organization Address
4006 Dorchester Avenue
Westmount, QC H3Z1Y5
Canada
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Homelessness
Housing Reform
Human Trafficking
Hunger/Food Justice
Medical
Post Incarceration Care
Refugees within North America
Special Needs population
Substance Abuse/Addiction
Organization Email
theopendoordavid@gmail.com
Description of Organization
We are a church based homeless center in the city of Montreal.
Organization Years In Operation
27
Does your ministry offer internships?
Yes, college internship(s).
Strengths of Organization
We are arguably the most relational and creative homeless center in the city of Montreal. According to a recent report from the city of Montreal our organization was described as having the "best practice " in relation to aboriginal people.
Background
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Full Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
10.00
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
I have trained as a hospital chaplain. As well I have worked with aboriginal people in the north of Canada for 6 years. I have also done volunteer work in Canadian prisons.
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
One of the current main concerns is to maintain a strong church connection in an increasingly secularization society.
Anything else you would wish us to know?
The Open Door is a "wet" center. We accept literally everyone into the center. The Christian virtues of humility and servanthood are palpably present among staff and volunteers.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
I consider it an honor to serve the most marginalized.