The work of The Ottawa Mission can be witnessed every day in the lives of the individuals that we help. Whether it’s providing a place to sleep, a meal, or offering job training, The Ottawa Mission changes lives every day.

From its inception in 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been propelled by Christian spirit. Our founders were motivated by the desire to help those who do not have the resources to help themselves, and this same spirit continues to guide us today. The Mission provides not only food, clothing, and shelter, but a wide variety of innovative life-changing programs that help people regain their dignity and provide hope for a better future. These programs include addiction treatment, education and job training, employment and housing services, medical and dental care, and hospice care.

2015 Fast Facts

  • 1,696 individuals found shelter with The Ottawa Mission during the year
  • The average length of stay was 44 days
  • The average age of residents was 42 years
  • An average of 231 people were sheltered every night
  • We served an average of 1,300 meals each day

We invite you to learn more about The Ottawa Mission by browsing through the ABOUT US links on the right or continue on to our FAQs below:

Frequently Asked Questions

How did The Ottawa Mission begin?

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Who does The Ottawa Mission help?

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Do you have to turn away people each day? If yes, why?

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What are the most popular services/items that are given out at The Ottawa Mission?

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Why do you think so many people are homeless and is there a leading cause?

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How is the Ottawa Mission funded?

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What programs and services does The Ottawa Mission offer to those who are homeless?

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How many volunteers does it take to run your organization on average?

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How can other people do their part to help those who are homeless?

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