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Maurice’s Christmas of Hope

This will be the second Christmas Maurice has spent without the person he called his best friend – his mom. He says the day she passed away in the summer of 2015 marked the very lowest point in an already troubled life – a life marked by mental illness, addiction and homelessness. Maurice was born […]

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William’s Transformation

William is reaching an important milestone just before Christmas this year.  On December 21 he will be 50.  While this is special on its own, there is so much more that he will be celebrating this year.   Because William’s life has truly been transformed – in more ways than one. It began on June 16 […]

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Helping those who have served our country

We will mark Remembrance Day this week. This is a day to for all of us to pause and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission we have seen military veterans of all ages come […]

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A Magical Halloween Season at The Ottawa Mission

Thanks to the great support of volunteers and donors, The Ottawa Mission is able to ensure that the people we help – who are often alone and feel forgotten – are able to enjoy some fun seasonal activities.  Halloween is one such occasion and, this year, we had a triple dose of magic. Last week, […]

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Chad is forever thankful

Recently we received a note on our Facebook page from Chad, a former resident of our shelter who was marking a special anniversary.  It was four years to the day since he had first slept at The Mission. We reached out to congratulate him and learned Chad’s life had changed significantly in those four years! […]

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