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William the Artist

William is a gentle, articulate man who is also an artist – but he has never been able to translate his passion into a career – until now! One year ago, William was unemployed and struggling with a number of serious health issues. While having a meal at The Ottawa Mission, he found out about […]

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Brenda Rothwell’s Legacy of Love and Hope

Brenda Rothwell is very special to The Ottawa Mission for a number of reasons. She is a generous long time donor, she served on our Board of Directors for four years, and she made the decision to become part of our “Legacy Circle” by leaving The Mission a gift in her will. And, when you […]

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New Life for LifeHouse

It’s been over a year since The Ottawa Mission moved its LifeHouse residential addiction treatment facility to an upgraded and expanded off-site location – all thanks to the generous support of you, our donors. The Mission has operated a residential addiction treatment program since the 1980s. These days, the program consists of 5 months of […]

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Chad Comes “Full Circle”

When Chad first came through the doors of The Ottawa Mission over 6 years ago, he was, in his own words, “that guy on that street wearing the same clothes for thirty days.” Chad was born in Arnprior and has spent all his life in the Ottawa area. He had a rough childhood and struggled […]

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Sammy’s Amazing Journey

Twelve years ago, 28 year-old Sammy was a newcomer to Canada seeking political asylum and a better life. He spoke very little English, and was struggling to find work. Sammy was visiting an employment office one day and saw a poster advertising The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP). He had experience as a […]

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