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Hope Is Freedom An income A Second Chance Belonging

Sometimes all it takes is one person recognizing your potential to inspire a new path and vision for your life. We create that support system. Our community acts as an extended family. Staff and volunteers serve as passionate leaders, listeners and encouragers. When a young person needs help with schoolwork, writing a resume or getting their driver’s license, we’re there.

The Mackie’s Place Story

Our Vision

To be a movement motivated by radical love where youth at risk have the opportunity to become healthy people with connected families in hope-filled communities.

Bridge diverse communities

Break down barriers

Broaden perspectives

Build opportunities

Find belonging

Bridge diverse communities

Break down barriers

Broaden perspectives

Build opportunities

Find belonging

Our pillars

Youth
Development

We seek to provide youth with life skills and encouraging relationships so that they can flourish.

Community Engagement

We involve individuals in our community to build lasting relationships with youth at risk.

Inspiring
Leaders

We believe that an effective program is built on confident and committed leadership.

Quality
Food

We bring people together to share a homemade meal and support one another.

“There is something fundamental about sharing a meal. It’s more than food. It’s people coming together in the most basic human experience, to share a space where divisions can drop away, and the light of our common humanity can shine through.”

Bruce Reith, DIRECTOR OF Hope Mission

WE’RE THE SUM OF AMAZING PARTS


Founders

Bobbi-Rhea Mackie

Executive Director

Appropriately nicknamed “Hummingbird,” Bobbi-Rhea is a go-getter. You will find her smiling when she’s cooking in her kitchen, feasting with family and friends, hosting a gathering for someone she loves, or reaching out to support children and families.

Read Bobbi-Rhea’s Story
Favian Kleine

Director of Care

In every circumstance, Favian is both bold and compassionate. She exudes an exceptional love for her people, her church, and her city.

Read Favian’s Story
Sylvia Shury

Co-Founder

Sylvia is one of the three founding members of Mackie’s Place – often referred to as the Three Musketeers. Sylvia has been a member of the Mackie’s Place board since inception and Bobbi-Rhea’s partner in fundraising.

Read Sylvia’s Story

Gemma Stobbe

Operations Manager

Raisa Monteiro Wilson

Site Manager

Gabriella Shury

Project Manager

Paul Charron

Kitchen Manager

Michelle Clarke

Bookkeeper

Adrienne Alkema

Baker

Amanda Budd

Baker

Preston Wong

Youth Worker

Lavinia Totan

Youth Worker

Brittany Martin

Youth Worker

Sarah Chu

Youth Worker

Chris Boyko

Homeschool Coordinator

And so many volunteers that we couldn’t do without!

WE TEACH Real-world
jOB SKILLS

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