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CORY IS “FOREVER GRATEFUL”

Cory was just 15 years old when he began his long struggle with addiction. He’s 36 now, and after many attempts at rehab over the years, he finally feels like he has turned the corner thanks to The Ottawa Mission. Cory entered The Mission’s LifeHouse program last August. LifeHouse is an off-site residential facility that […]

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Paul Pastoral Care Worker and a Palliative Care Worker Ottawa Mission

PAUL’S LABOUR OF LOVE

Paul is a gentle person whose love of God, and his fellow human beings, shines through in all that he does. He is certified as both a Pastoral Care Worker and a Palliative Care Worker and we, at The Ottawa Mission, are benefitting from his expertise in both areas. Paul has given the gift of […]

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The Mission’s Hospice. The Hospice is a 21-bed facility attached to the shelter that offers 24 hour care to chronically and terminally ill men and women

JEFF’S SAFE HAVEN

Ottawa-born Jeff is friendly, gracious, and has some interesting stories to share about his life. In his younger days, he spent time on the stage in Toronto – appearing in such productions as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” and “Godspell”. He then embarked on a career in food services managing and serving in restaurants […]

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The Mission called Discovery University (Discovery U).

JOEL SEES LIFE THROUGH A NEW LENS

A welder by trade, Joel turned to The Ottawa Mission because he was unemployed, couldn’t find a job, and had nowhere to live. He has since been working with our client services team who are helping him develop a good resume and navigate job opportunities, and his search is well underway. But he still needs […]

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Ottawa Mission’s Second Stage Housing program. This program offers transitional housing to men in recovery

PIERRE’S GIFT OF A SMILE

A few years ago, Pierre woke up on a park bench in the rain in Simcoe, Ontario. He was addicted, homeless and suicidal. His childhood was one marked by a dysfunctional family, a poor education, and little or no affection. And he had forgotten how to smile. But that night he felt a glimmer of […]

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