Who We Are
Eagles Nest knows that things don’t have to stay the same. For more than 15 years we have been working in our community, equipping families with the tools to create a healthier future.
Our faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of Eagles Nest. We show grace and give unconditional love to others because of Jesus’ love for us.
Our values shape what we do and how we do it:
- Compassion – we embrace others with compassion, without judgement or shame.
- Love – we pursue each action in love, demonstrating dignity and respect.
- Inclusion – we create a safe place, accepting and welcoming all people.
- Integrity – we maintain integrity in our actions, reflecting honesty and trustworthiness.
The first project started by Eagles Nest was Drummond House - a transitional home for women and children. Drummond House came from a vision to provide a home for women and children during a time of crisis. The Drummond family donated the use of a large century home on their farm and Drummond House was opened in 2005. While staying at the House, women and children were given the support and tools they needed to rebuild their lives.
In early 2019 the Drummond family advised us that we would no longer be able to use the house. In the summer of 2019, our last residents graduated, and Drummond House was closed. The work that we started at Drummond House continues today at the HOPE Centre.
The vision for the HOPE Centre came from our work operating a transitional home. Eagles Nest knew that the need for support and practical tools was not confined to those who needed housing. There are families who may not need a place to stay, but do need counselling, coaching and educational programs.
Bethel Church donated the use of their former rectory and funds were raised to start a centre that offered these types of supports. In the fall of 2017, the HOPE Centre was opened and today provides practical, accessible services to the entire community. It also contains the main offices of Eagles Nest.
Rescued & Restored started in 2010. This 6,000 square foot thrift store in Freelton financially supports the programs of Eagles Nest by selling furniture and household goods donated by the community. The profits from Rescued & Restored provide over 40% of Eagles Nest’s budget.