Extended Summer Hours

VERNON, June 7, 2017 – A grant from the Ministry of Employment and Social Development has allowed the Upper Room Mission to extend their hours of operation for the summer. Two summer students have been hired, all made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs grant application through the Federal Government. Having two additional staff on […]

Upper Room Mission Announces New Leadership

Three years after taking over leadership of an organization that is now successfully feeding Vernon’s hungry in so many ways, Upper Room Mission executive director Rick Lavin announces he is retiring and has already passed on the torch to not just one but two colleagues—Lisa Anderson and Lisa Church. Lavin joined the Upper Room Mission […]

Coldest Night of the Year

On February 25, the Upper Room Mission is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 5 & 10km winter walk hosted in 110+ cities across Canada. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support Vernon’s hungry, homeless and hurting! Gather a group of family/friends together and sign up a team today! Visit https://canada.cnoy.org/location/vernon to […]

2016 Non-Profit Excellence Award

Upper Room Mission is honoured to be awarded the 2016 Non-Profit Excellence Award by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce at the Business Excellence Awards held Friday, March 11 at the Vernon Atrium Hotel.

Vernon Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn of the Kitchen at the Mission

Four years ago, Carolyn Smith was at a meeting for Probus Club—a Rotary Club off-shoot for retirees—when she heard outreach worker Bev Henke speaking about the Upper Room Mission’s work, and how a Vernon volunteer could make a difference there. Six days later, Carolyn was in The Kitchen, chopping carrots and dicing fruit for pies. […]

Upper Room Mission Charity Vernon

Suzy and Leon: Feeling the Love at Upper Room Mission

On a Tuesday afternoon in April, Suzy and Leon are sitting at ‘their spot’— two seats at the end of the table closest to the Upper Room Mission’s back door. They’ve been sitting here for lunch and dinner most weekdays for three years, ever since Suzy got sick. She got sick and Leon tried to […]