Hamilton AM Club members were treated to a very inspirational talk at their March 20 morning meeting by Renee, Weselaar, Executive Director of St. Matthew’s House (SMH), Hamilton. 
Under her leadership,  St. Matthew’s House on Barton Street, in the heart of the city, is focused on providing food security, child care and senior’s support programs to Hamilton’s most vulnerable citizens. She is working with her Board of Directors to drive positive change both inside and outside the agency; building an EDI ( Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) lens in all of the work the organization does.
Current plans include building 15 units of deeply affordable housing for Black and Indigenous older adults at SMH’s location on Barton. 
St. Matthew’s historically started with provision of child care and a food bank and these continue to be key programs reflecting strong, community need.