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Bruce sits on the front steps of a house with a big smile

BRUCE BELIEVES IN HIMSELF

When Bruce arrived at The Ottawa Mission in 2014, at over six feet tall he weighed just 140 pounds. His addiction had taken control of his life, and he felt that – after many years of struggling – he had reached the end of the road. What’s happened since then has awakened Bruce to a […]

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Emilo stands at a kitchen counter top

EMILE ON HIS WAY

Emile had his own restaurant when he lived in his native Haiti. When he moved to Canada a few years ago, he was unable to find work in his chosen profession because he lacked the right credentials. He worked at other jobs, as a school crossing guard and in security, but found himself needing social […]

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK

As I pulled into my parking spot beside The Ottawa Mission a few weeks ago, I was greeted, as I often am, by a few gentlemen out front of the building where we run our LifeHouse residential addiction treatment program. One man named Lou came over to me and gave me a huge smile. “Notice […]

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Ottawa Mission adds seven hospice beds for homeless

By Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen August 17th, 2015 Article Summary Ottawa Mission adds seven hospice beds for homeless Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen Published on: August 17, 2015 | Last Updated: August 17, 2015 6:55 PM EDT The Ottawa Mission is expanding its Diane Morrison Hospice to 21 beds from 14 to give more homeless people […]

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They Rebuilt Me

By Alex Robinson, Ottawa East News April 17th, 2015

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