Tales from the Turf

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This section has been a long time in the making. After two decades of serving the poor, Susan Brandt remembers a time she approached an elderly man who after a short chat said to her, “Well there you go… I have given you all I have got, my name and my story.”

What an honor and sacred privilege it is to be entrusted with the oral history of an overlooked and forgotten people. Here in “Tales from the Turf” you will read their stories. You will share their joys and their sorrows as we travel together down the alleyways of the inner-city to meet poets, prophets, saints and sinners.

Herein lies the museum of many people who live in our hearts. Their names have changed but their stories are true.

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Stories of redemption in the Inner-city. 

CHRISTMAS GIVING
DION OXFORD

Life is Difficult
REV SUSAN BRANDT

STREET LEVEL CANADA
Pat Nixon and Dion

Stories From Toronto Streets

TIM HUFF

Stories From Toronto Streets 2
TIM HUFF

Stories_of_Sanctuary
GREG PAUL/2004

Befriending the Homeless
Scott Ma

CAROL DARBYSHIRE
NEIL HUDSON

CHOOSE LIFE
Mike Aiken

Collection on Homelessness
judy jones

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COURT SUPPORT COUNSELOR
REV S BRANDT

DREAMS
MIKE AIKEN

GENTLE ARNIE
Jacques…Options Bytown Ottawa

HOMELESS TO HARVARD
SHARON GARDNER

HOW I SPENT CHRISTMAS
REV.S.BRANDT/2002

How did I end up here?
Dion Oxford

It’s Friday! But Sunday’s a Coming!
Tony Compolo

Joe visits suburbia

Rev. Susan Brandt

LADY AND THE TRAMP

MY CHRISTMAS WISH

REV.S.BRANDT/2002
Christmas in a war zone

On the road with homeless in the suburbs
Chicago Tribune 2005

POVERTY HAS A FACE
REV.S.BRANDT/2002

PROSTITUTION
VARIOUS

Protection
Collection

RANTS
DION OXFORD/2004

Rev.Susan: from poverty to priesthood
2006 NORTHRUPP

SALVATION ARMY…FROM THE INSIDE OUT
DION OXFORD/2004

SOME MOMENTS
KENT DEUCK/2003

SPIRITUALITY IN COUNSELLING
Diane Marshall, RMFT

THE BIG CITY
REV.S.BRANDT/2001
Raised in a little eastern fishing village Bill spent his younger years playing hide and seek with his younger brother.

THE GIFT OF LONLINESS
CAMILLIA KONG

THE VISITOR
Anonymous

TREATMENT CENTRE TALES
REV SUSAN BRANDT

Ricks Mission
DR RICK TOBIAS

Rick Tobias is executive director of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto, Ontario.

Ricks Mission Vol 2

Dr Rick Tobias

UTTERINGS
REV.S.BRANDT/2002

More tales from Toronto streets
TIM HUFF

more stories of Sanctuary
GREG PAUL

YOU WILL BE WARMER THIS CHRISTMAS
REV.S.BRANDT/2001
A Christmas Tale from the Innercity

“Professional Care Giving”
Captn Jennifer Cannings