WHO WE ARE

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. The profits from Rescued & Restored provide over 40% of Eagles Nest’s budget.

Eagles Nest is a registered charitable organization. 

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.

What
We Do

We help people develop self-worth, cultivate healthy relationships, and navigate through trauma. We offer counselling, coaching, support groups and programs to adults, youth and children. Our services are free or at minimal cost to help make them accessible to everyone. We welcome everyone for who they are, without regard to religion, ethnicity, race, gender or sexuality.

Vision

Hope Restored, Lives Changed

Mission

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

 

Identity

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.

Our
Team

Executive Director 

Amanda DeVries

Program Manager

Debrah Anne Tigchelaar

Program Coordinator

Melissa Abraham

Office Administrator

Yolanda Battiston

Communication and Volunteer Manager

Jennifer Stevens

Social Media Administrator

Roberta Miedema

Rescued & Restored
Store Manager

Shealah Wysocki

Rescued & Restored
Store Supervisor 

Sandy Anderson

Rescued & Restored Sales Associate

Francine Winger

Rescued & Restored Sales Associate

Rita Bognar

Therapist

Kat Giles

Therapist

Wendy Shippam

Program Assistant

Ruth Daly

Facilitator (Volunteer)

Wilma Lobbezoo

Facilitator (Volunteer)

Kim Mlekuz

Counselling Team Lead

Judy Emmerson

Our
Board

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