May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:26

Dear Friend, We have been blessed by your gift to The Ottawa Mission. Your kindness means so much to those who walk through our doors every day. Thanks to you, Joel has been given a chance to change his life for the better. Joel spent many years in and out of shelters – including stays at The Ottawa Mission.

It wasn’t until two years ago that he decided he really wanted – and needed – to make some major changes. He knew The Mission well by now, so he came to us for help. Joel has since completed 3 months in our Stabilization unit, and 5 months in LifeHouse – our residential treatment program. He also spent about a year in one of our second stage transitional homes.

When it was time to move on, Joel worked with our housing support team who helped him find and furnish a bachelor apartment. Joel has now been living in his own place for more than four months, and he couldn’t be happier. He shares his apartment with a good companion – a cat named Molly – and, as he continues his recovery, he looks forward to returning to work in restaurant kitchen construction. We are very grateful to you for allowing us to help Joel and so many others like him who need a second chance. With sincere appreciation,

Sean Wong Executive Director The Ottawa Mission Foundation