Jason was in an accident several years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury that severely impacted his mental and physical health. He was drifting, troubled and looking for a better life when a simple act of kindness changed everything. A cab driver saw him sitting by the roadside at 4 a.m. and brought him […]

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It would be very hard to find a part of our community that has not been touched by Pat O’Driscoll’s commitment to volunteering. In particular, he is determined to help make sure that no one in Ottawa goes hungry. Pat has spent decades giving generously of his time to a number of local food banks […]

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William the Artist

William is a gentle, articulate man who is also an artist – but he has never been able to translate his passion into a career – until now! One year ago, William was unemployed and struggling with a number of serious health issues. While having a meal at The Ottawa Mission, he found out about […]

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Brenda Rothwell’s Legacy of Love and Hope

Brenda Rothwell is very special to The Ottawa Mission for a number of reasons. She is a generous long time donor, she served on our Board of Directors for four years, and she made the decision to become part of our “Legacy Circle” by leaving The Mission a gift in her will. And, when you […]

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New Life for LifeHouse

It’s been over a year since The Ottawa Mission moved its LifeHouse residential addiction treatment facility to an upgraded and expanded off-site location – all thanks to the generous support of you, our donors. The Mission has operated a residential addiction treatment program since the 1980s. These days, the program consists of 5 months of […]

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