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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being prepared for the opioid crisis

We have all read the disturbing news recently about the dangerous drugs Fentanyl and Carfentanil being sold, sometimes unknowingly, as recreational drugs and costing people their lives. As Ottawa Police and other first responders have learned, these dangerous drugs need to be handled very carefully. This past week, Front Line and housekeeping staff members at […]

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The Ottawa Mission Medical Clinic Celebrates 10 years of service

A good number of people living in shelters or on the street don’t have a family doctor or access to a primary care provider. Before The Ottawa Mission opened its Primary Care Medical Clinic in 2007, those who were homeless had to get themselves to a hospital emergency room if they were sick and needed […]

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An Easter Celebration in the Making

Our annual Easter Dinner is just around the corner and there’s a lot of preparation taking place in our kitchen! We expect to serve more than 2,700 holiday meals to people who are homeless or hungry and have nowhere else to go on Easter Monday April 17th. Our hope – and our goal – is […]

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The Ottawa Mission’s Speakers Series – You’re Invited

This spring, The Ottawa Mission has been bringing together people interested in the issue of homelessness to learn more about the life-changing services at our shelter, and around the community. The 2017 Speakers Series has touched on the evolution of services for people experiencing homelessness; medical services in shelters; and addiction services at The Mission. […]

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