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The Ottawa Mission

Record #: 68968466 |  Last Full Update: 18 Apr 2022

Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (25 Nov 2021): Due to COVID19, chapel services, addiction day services, educational programming are limited, and clothing room visits and social activities have been suspended until further notice. Shelter remains open (to staff, scheduled volunteers and booked-in residents only) with precautions in place. Client services building is closed. No visitors permitted to hospice. Take-out community meals are available at corner of Waller and Besserer.

This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page.

Emergency shelter for adult men - day services available for residents and community members

Free community meals, 7 days a week
  • drop-in for non-residents
  • meals served to residents three times daily
Community Meal Food Truck
  • Weekly offerings at various sites, changing schedule. See website for details.
Client services
  • personalized case management
  • housing assistance
  • employment support
  • educational support (Stepping Stones Learning Centre and Discovery University)
  • mental health support
Health supervision and counselling services
  • offered for drug and alcohol abuse
Primary care clinic
  • provides accessible health care to homeless people who have no easy access to family medical care
  • hosts specialty care clinics, including foot care and women's health
Spiritual christian counselling also offered by chaplain on premises
  • chapel services

Free clothing offered to men

Addiction and Trauma Services at the Ottawa Mission
  • drop-in group support to men
  • structured residential program with beds and also aftercare
  • 21-bed medical facility
  • hospice palliative care to homeless men and women in the City of Ottawa
Dental program
  • emergencies
  • preventative
  • surgical
  • restorative
  • removable denture care for people in shelters or living on the street
The ID Project Drop in Clinic: see separate record for more information
Hours COVID-19: The Mission is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year * Take-out meals Mon-Sun 10 am -1:30 pm
Eligibility Shelter

  • adult men 18 years and over


  • homeless men and women requiring palliative care

Languages English, French
Application Call for details
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Frontenac County, Haliburton County, Hastings County, Kawartha Lakes, Lanark County, Lennox and Addington County, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ottawa, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Prince Edward County, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties

35 Waller St
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-234-1144
Fax 613-234-2813
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