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Homelessness and mental health conditions don’t discriminate

For our final instalment in recognition of mental health awareness week, The Ottawa Mission is very pleased to bring you the story of the work of our dedicated Coordinator of Mental Health Services Jordanna Marchand. Key to Jordanna’s work with clients is addressing the stigma surrounding both homelessness and living with a mental health condition. […]

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Building on new hope

Stabilization As we progress through Mental Health Awareness Week, The Ottawa Mission is proud to bring you our second instalment of stories concerning our amazing mental health, trauma and addiction program staff, who work in partnership with our clients to meet their goals. Jess Golden is our Stabilization Co-ordinator. This program is the mid-point of […]

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HOPE, one Day at a time

Trauma and Addiction Program In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Ottawa Mission brings you stories of our dedicated mental health, trauma and addiction program staff who work tirelessly with clients to help them rebuild their lives. Kelsey Severin is our Day Program Co-ordinator. The Day program and the HOPE are the foundational pillars […]

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volunteer week at the Ottawa Mission

In Praise of our Priceless Volunteers

April 15-21 marks National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, including some very special people we see every week at The Ottawa Mission. Our dedicated army of volunteers – an average of 250 a week! – help to care for hundreds of people every day of the […]

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easter celebration with the Ottawa Mission

Easter Celebration

Easter is almost here!  At The Ottawa Mission’s celebration on Monday, April 2nd we expect to serve more than 2,500 meals to people who have nowhere else to go.  Our hope – and our goal – is that anyone in need is taken care of and given a special Easter dinner. Our kitchen is a […]

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