Four Winds Housing is a one year mentorship program that encourages participants to take steps in a journey of personal growth in their relationship with God and others.

Four Winds Housing Ministry is a volunteer driven ministry for church attendees and their families. The Four Winds Housing Ministry is a one year mentorship program that encourages participants to take steps in a journey of personal growth in their relationship with God, with others and within themselves.

Participants receive encouragement and support through various ministries of Southland Church, for example, cell group, retreats, life skills workshops, personal prayer ministry, prayer room, weekend services, etc. with the Four Winds Housing Residence giving them additional support through community living.  


Ministry Leader

Marlene Loeppky
Director of Four Winds Housing


How do I get my son, niece, grandchild or friend into the program?

It is important that those applying to enter the program are intentional about growing in their relationship with God, others and themselves. To ensure participants themselves are determined to follow the program and work toward positive changes in their lives, all applicants must complete an application form on their own and be willing to follow through with the program.

What is the process to get into Four Winds Housing?

Those interested in being a part of the FWH Program will complete a thorough application process.  After the completed application form has been reviewed, an interview completed, and references contacted, a decision will be made. The applicant will be contacted with the decision within 2 weeks of the application being received.

What is the housing unit like?

FWH is a two-storey dorm style building that can accommodate 18 men and 18 women. Each bedroom houses 2 participants while both the men’s and women’s floors have a common room consisting of a living room, kitchen and dining room. Washrooms are also shared. 

Is FWH a lock down and rehabilitation center?

No. FWH is a mentorship program. If a participant no longer wants to be in the program, they may leave. 

Do you accommodate families?

No. FWH is not designed for families. 

Can participants work while they stay at FWH?

Yes. We encourage all participants to work daytime hours while they live in the residence. 

Do participants need to pay to live at FWH?

Yes. There is an initial fee upon acceptance. Monthly room and board is dependent on the participants’ income. 

What does the FWH program consist of?

Each weekday evening consists of attending either Life Skills Courses, one-on-one mentoring meetings, cell group, prayer ministry, community building or volunteering. In addition, the housing component creates another dimension of mentoring participants to live in healthy community. 

Is there a cook and cleaning staff on site?

No. Participants themselves cook and clean on a rotational basis

Is there Staff on site?

Yes. House parents live in an attached house with their family. Each floor has its own Floor Supervisor.

Need a year to grow?

Is God calling you to a year in the Four Winds Housing Program?