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RELIEVED SAM’S PAIN Winter can feel like a long season regardless of where you live. But for those staying in a homeless shelter like ours, the winter can seem extra-long indeed. On top of the cold weather, many people are struck with bad colds or flu bugs during this time of year. That is why our Primary […]

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YOUR KINDNESS

PUT JOHN IN THE PICTURE 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 […]

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YOUR KINDNESS HAS

GIVEN DAVID A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE 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. […]

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Lambros stands outside The Mission.

YOUR KINDNESS

HAS TAKEN LAMBROS HOME On September 2, 2015, Lambros moved into his own home – a small, clean, centrally located apartment. That may seem like a pretty routine part of life for most people, but for Lambros, it marked an extraordinary milestone in his journey at The Ottawa Mission. Lambros has suffered from mental illness […]

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK

YOUR KINDNESS GIVES SHELTER FROM THE STORM If you live in Canada, you know how challenging it can be to get through the winter. It is not just physically challenging to deal with the bitter cold, but mentally as well. It’s difficult to stay positive and keep smiling when the days are short and the […]

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