Our Story

At Eagles Nest we know that change is possible. We equip individuals and families to make those changes happen in a safe and positive environment.

In 2005 we opened Drummond House, a transitional home for women and children. In 2017 we opened the HOPE Centre, our community counselling and coaching centre. We operated Drummond House until the summer of 2019 when the site was reclaimed for commercial purposes.

We also operate Rescued & Restored, a 6,000 square foot thrift store in Freelton. Rescued & Restored opened in 2010 and financially supports the programs of Eagles Nest by selling furniture, household goods and other items donated by the community. 

Eagles Nest is a registered charitable organization. 

Our values shape what we do and how we do it:


we embrace others with compassion, without judgement or shame.


we pursue each action in love, demonstrating dignity and respect.


we create a safe place, accepting and welcoming all people.


we maintain integrity in our actions, reflecting honesty and trustworthiness.

We Do

We help people understand themselves, care for their mental health and learn new tools for healthy relationships. We offer counselling, coaching, support groups and programs to adults, youth, children and families. Our services are low-cost or subsidized to help make them accessible to everyone. We welcome everyone for who they are, without regard to religion, ethnicity, race, gender or sexuality.


Hope Restored, Lives Changed


To provide a supportive environment where people are equipped to achieve positive change and build healthy communities.



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.

Behind Our Name

The name Eagles Nest had personal significance to our founder as a place of rest and restoration. Eagles Nest was also chosen as it a reminder of God’s promises. Isaiah 40:31 says: But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.


Executive Director

Amanda DeVries

Program Manager

Melissa Abraham

Program Coordinator

Erin Nichiporuk

Office Administrator

Yolanda Battiston

Communication and Volunteer Manager

Jennifer Stevens

Rescued & Restored
Store Supervisor 

Shealah Wysocki

Rescued & Restored
Store Supervisor 

Sandy Anderson

Rescued & Restored Sales Associate

Francine Winger

Rescued & Restored Sales Associate

Rita Bognar

Rescued & Restored Social Media Assistant

Sadie Shepherd


Counselling Team Lead

Judy Emmerson

Therapist Supervisor

Stephanie Kolaski (Bowen)


Candice Chiu


Wendy Shippam


Bella Reis

currently on maternity leave, not accepting new clients


Program Facilitator

Kat Giles


Eagles Nest is grateful to have a dedicated and qualified Board of Directors. Working with the Executive Director, they provide governance and financial oversight for our organization. Board members are volunteers and serve without compensation.

Board of Directors