Mallory Cochrane


Mallory Cochrane Lakeshore Community Services Family Service Worker

Mallory Cochrane

Family Service Worker

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Mallory grew up along the Lakeshore from age 5 when she moved from Mississauga with her late father Micheal, Mother Patti and younger sister Cydney. Both her parents and Grandparents all grew up in the Long Branch and Alderwood area. She was baptized Presbyterian but never attended church as a young person.

She attended Sir Adam Beck, James S Bell and Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, then went on to George Brown College where she studied the Child and Youth Worker program and graduated on the Dean’s List in 2006.

 

Mallory's sons Jordan and Caleb.

Mallory’s sons Jordan and Caleb.

 

In 2006 Mallory was blessed by the birth of her first son Jordan and in 2009 her second bundle of joy Aaron was born.

 

 

After having Aaron, Mallory found a friend who was an active member of a church; she convinced Mallory reluctantly to come for a visit one Sunday.

 

Mallory's son Aaron

Mallory’s son Aaron

 

Soon Mallory began attending regularly with her children and in 2011 Caleb her third son was born. An unforeseen circumstance within that church caused it to close its doors, leaving Mallory questioning her faith

 

 

 

 

In 2014 Mallory’s son Jordan was invited by his friend Frankie to start attending the After School Club at Lakeshore and Mallory and Connie would talk often. Connie encouraged her to come and check out Lakeshore for a Sunday service and once she did Mallory felt like she belonged right away! Mallory then began attending the Mini Miracles group with her youngest son Caleb, and soon found herself deeply involved in the Women’s Ministries groups as well, and having a great time.

 

In the summer of 2014, Mallory and her children attended the Moms and Tots summer camp at Jacksons Point. That was the first time she saw Gods Power right before her eyes, when he was there for her best friend who was also attending the camp for the first time. She witnessed how her friend put her faith and trust in God and observed how He was there to guide her through a troubled time. Mallory and her friend are both looking forward to their third year at Mom’s and Tot’s camp this summer.

 

From the first time she walked through the doors Mallory became an active member at Lakeshore, attending services and programs regularly with her children. Mallory also became a dedicated
volunteer here at Lakeshore, helping anywhere that was needed. At Christmas she spent time
standing on kettles, she volunteered at events and she could always be counted on for some yummy treats when needed (have you tried her cupcakes?). In September 2015 she began coming every Tuesday to volunteer in our family services office, doing call backs and booking food bank
appointments which eventually led to her applying for the position of Family Service Worker.

 

On her birthday this year, May 16, Mallory got “the best gift ever!”  She started her first day of work as our new Family Service Worker after many years of struggling as a single mother.  Some of her duties include running both the Mini Miracles and After School Club, taking care of our Food Bank and attending to the needs of the clients. Mallory says “I have never been as happy as I am right now. I enjoy coming to work every day and am reminded that if you put your trust in God during hard times and never give up, God will never let you down.”