Agapé – God’s Unconditional Love
In 1996, Agape Street Ministries, a Catholic Christian Street Outreach and Prayer Ministry began reaching out to women involved in prostitution in the downtown eastside area of Hastings and Cordova in Vancouver. Since that time, we have responded to the call for a second location and expanded into the Whalley/City Centre neighborhood of Surrey as well as a third location in Chilliwack. Dedicated Agape volunteers, wearing their red jackets are often referred to as ‘the Candy People’ by the women. The volunteers give over 43,000 candy bags a year, each with the message of God’s love for them. In addition, birthday bags are provided to the women as well as small gift bags at Christmas that include basic personal items. A weekly breakfast and ministry is provided to over 30-40 women at our Vancouver location. Through encounters with Agape Street Ministries, women learn that God’s love for them is unconditional, and it is through Him that freedom and true healing from addiction and sexual exploitation can be realized.
That all women who work in prostitution and or suffer from addictions will hear Jesus’ message of Love and open their hearts to His healing power.
Agape Street Ministry Volunteers are called to bring the Love of Jesus to women who work in the sex trade and/or have drug or alcohol addiction. Through non-judgmental and prayerful actions and words we share God’s unconditional love for the women.
Agape Street Ministry is also affiliated with Sancta Maria House, a 1st stage recovery house, located in Vancouver, BC. CRAIG: add link to Sancta Maria House page here.
Facts about Agape Street Ministry(ASM):
- ASM provides daily street outreach ministry in Vancouver, Surrey and Chilliwack and brings in prayer and hope to the women who are involved in prostitution and/or suffering from drug addiction.
- ASM provides a supportive atmosphere for those who wish to change their lives through the Street Ministry and Sancta Maria House.
- ASM is fully supported by volunteers and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors(add link to BOD)
- ASM relies on financial donations to support the Mission and Vision
- ASM is a Roman Catholic Lay Ministry and adheres to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith.
- ASM offers ministry information workshops. To obtain further information on these offers please contact us.
- ASM is a Canadian Registered Charity and information on the charity designation can be found at:
- As a registered charitable organization, tax receipts are issued for all financial donations received.