A special graduation at The Ottawa Mission

June is ‘graduation’ season for many families in the community and one of the highlights of our calendar this month is a special graduation celebration we hold for the men and women in our Food Services Training Program. 10 people have completed the five month commitment to the culinary program. Chef Ric Watson oversees The […]

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Ottawa Mission Food Services Graduation

Join us for a special celebration on Thursday, June 22 @ 1:30 p.m. in The Ottawa Mission dining room as we recognize the hard work of the men and women in the current class of our Food Services Training Program. The 5-month program teaches men and women on social services how to cook in a […]

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Caring businesses help employees give back

At The Ottawa Mission, people of all ages and backgrounds take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and help people in need. Some people are fortunate to work for companies and organizations that foster the spirit of giving back, and they come in with co-workers as a group and make an even bigger […]

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Hunger doesn’t take a Summer holiday

At The Ottawa Mission, Summer is a challenging time of year. The need to help people who are hungry and homeless remains high, but donations decrease dramatically. Even a donation of $3.47 can provide a good meal to someone who has nowhere else to turn. And what begins as a meal often turns into a […]

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A Son’s Inspiration… A Life Changed

At 55, Chris is beginning a whole new life – one he could never have imagined even a year ago. Chris’s adulthood was marked by addiction and trouble with the law.  Although he was college educated and had a good job, a number of influences – including a falling-out with his father, the sudden death […]

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