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.
All material contained on this site has been copy-written or used with permission where it is possible.
Stories of redemption in the Inner-city.
Life is Difficult
REV SUSAN BRANDT
STREET LEVEL CANADA
Pat Nixon and Dion
Stories From Toronto Streets 2
Befriending the Homeless
Collection on Homelessness
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COURT SUPPORT COUNSELOR
REV S BRANDT
Jacques…Options Bytown Ottawa
HOMELESS TO HARVARD
HOW I SPENT CHRISTMAS
How did I end up here?
It’s Friday! But Sunday’s a Coming!
Rev. Susan Brandt
Christmas in a war zone
On the road with homeless in the suburbs
Chicago Tribune 2005
POVERTY HAS A FACE
Rev.Susan: from poverty to priesthood
SALVATION ARMY…FROM THE INSIDE OUT
SPIRITUALITY IN COUNSELLING
Diane Marshall, RMFT
THE BIG CITY
Raised in a little eastern fishing village Bill spent his younger years playing hide and seek with his younger brother.
THE GIFT OF LONLINESS
TREATMENT CENTRE TALES
REV SUSAN BRANDT
DR RICK TOBIAS
Rick Tobias is executive director of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr Rick Tobias
More tales from Toronto streets
more stories of Sanctuary
YOU WILL BE WARMER THIS CHRISTMAS
A Christmas Tale from the Innercity
“Professional Care Giving”
Captn Jennifer Cannings