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John’s Long Journey Home

John is 52 years old and has lived in the Ottawa area all his life. He has always worked – for many years as a tire technician, and also in food services. Behind the scenes, however, John was living with a growing addiction – one that had him in its grasp for 28 long years. […]

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Getting ready for the Coldest Night of the Year

Being homeless during the winter months is a tough go. Not only is it more difficult to get around for those looking for housing or jobs, but staying indoors in a shelter with limited public space and cramped bedrooms, only adds to the stress of many people in crisis. As we anxiously await the warmer […]

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David’s New Perspective

David is an articulate and accomplished young man with a very busy life. Along with running his own small business, he has been volunteering at several community agencies for years. He is also a victim of childhood trauma who spent many years trying to cope with bad memories. Sadly, this eventually led him down the […]

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Weekly meals from El Furniture Warehouse

Since it opened its doors in the summer of 2015, El Furniture Warehouse on Clarence Street in the Byward Market has been reaching out to help people at The Ottawa Mission. The restaurant’s menu offers customers the option of adding $5 to their bill to provide a meal to someone at a shelter. And every […]

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2016 is full of hope for Jason

Jason has made some big changes in his life over the past couple of years and says he’s very much looking forward to continuing his journey  in 2016. Not only has he sought help for his addiction, Jason has also spent a lot of time this past year at The Ottawa Mission’s Stepping Stones Learning […]

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