“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10

Dear Friend,

As fall approaches and the evenings become cooler, I am especially grateful to you for your support of the work of The Ottawa Mission. Donors like you help keep the doors of The Mission open, and allow us to give people the precious gift of hope when they need it most. People just like Shawn.

This year, Shawn made the decision to fight back against his addiction. He began attending The Mission’s Day Program where, in addition to group sessions held on weekday mornings, clients can receive one on one counselling. Shawn also recently completed two months in our Stabilization unit, an abstinence-based program designed to assist men in stabilizing their lives and their addictive behaviour. As Shawn says, “The Mission provided me with the structure, routine and care that I needed to make big changes in my life. And everyone here goes the extra mile for you.”

The Mission also helped Shawn find a safe and affordable place to live as he continues to receive treatment and rebuild his life, and he moved in this spring. This is the first time in 5 years that Shawn has a place to call his own!

Your generous support is helping give Shawn, and so many others, a second chance that everyone deserves. Thank you.

With sincere appreciation,

Sean Wong Executive Director The Ottawa Mission Foundation