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Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

May 6 – 13 is Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada. Last year, we profiled Robyn Henderson, a Social Worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) who has worked within the Ottawa Mission for the past three years delivering intensive case management to clients dealing with long-term homelessness and severe mental illness. This week, […]

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Celebrating National Nurses Week at The Ottawa Mission

Imagine what life would be like if you had nowhere to go, no place to call home. That would be hard enough. But it’s even more difficult when you’re sick. People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless bear a much higher burden of disability, mental and physical health problems and addictions. Before […]

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Helping Those in Need this Easter: The Ottawa Mission Serves Thousands in our Community

Ottawa, ON – During the Ottawa Mission’s annual Easter dinner, which was held on April 22, the shelter served 2,659 meals to those in need in our community. On a yearly basis, The Mission serves almost 479,000 meals to shelter residents and members of the community at large. In addition to warm and nutritious food, […]

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