With homelessness on the rise, housing has been declared an emergency in Ottawa. That’s why The Mission addresses immediate needs while collaborating with community partners to prioritize long-term solutions for poverty and homelessness. Our wide array of programs and services enable people to improve their lives and build brighter futures.
At The Ottawa Mission, our frontline services are open 24/7 so people experiencing poverty and homelessness have access to nutritious meals, a safe place to sleep and a change of clean clothes when they need it most.
Health & Wellbeing
Caring for people doesn’t stop with food and shelter. At The Ottawa Mission we provide health services essential to quality of life, ranging from medical, dental and mental health care to addiction treatment and hospice care. We also offer spiritual support through our Chaplaincy Care services, nourishing the whole person — body, mind and soul.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their situation. That’s why The Mission offers transformational programs that provide educational support, job training and housing services that enable people to escape homelessness and build a better life.
Chef Ric’s is a unique social enterprise for The Ottawa Mission and a community asset for people from all walks of life. Chef Ric’s opened its doors on 384 Rideau Street in 2021 to offer healthy and affordable menu items, customized catering and provide a new home for our Food Services Training Program.
For people recovering from addiction, or suffering from mental illness, a journey without a destination is not an option. I’ve found my home — and now I finally have hope for the future
Read our story. Learn how our community has transformed The Ottawa Mission over the years!
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