765 Montreal Road Residence (coming 2020)

Our supportive housing residence at 765 Montreal Road will be a 42-unit apartment-style residence with occupancy planned for the beginning of 2020.

If you would like to know more about how the government funding will help us build our new supportive housing facility, take a listen to Deirdre Freiheit talk about our new residence on the Rick Gibbons Show.

For more information on Shepherds of Good Hope breaking ground on 765 Montreal Road building, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where will the new facility be located?
A: Our new supportive housing facility will be located at 765 Montreal Road (at the corner of Montreal Road and Lang’s Road). This facility is our fifth supportive housing facility. Our four other supportive housing facilities are located across the City of Ottawa, from Kanata to downtown, and with this new facility, our services will now span out to the East end.

Q. When will the new facility be open?
A: Construction will start towards the end of 2018, with occupancy planned for the beginning of 2020.

Q: Who will be living in the new facility?
A: This 42-unit apartment-style supportive housing facility will house people of all genders. Our Client Services Team (CST) and the City of Ottawa’s housing branch will work together to determine suitability and need in order to identify who will move from our shelter programs to permanent housing. Programs and services offered in our supportive housing residences adhere to the Housing First model, which is line with the City of Ottawa’s 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. Residents in all SGH supportive housing facilities live with physical and/or mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, substance use and trauma. SGH fosters hope and reduces harm in our community by helping residents to live successfully within their communities, thereby ending their homeless journeys.

Q: Is Shepherds of Good Hope moving its emergency shelter to Montreal Road?
A: No. Our emergency shelter will not be moving. It will remain at 256 King Edward Avenue.

Q: Is Shepherds of Good Hope moving its Supervised Injection Service (SIS) to Montreal Road?
A: No. The Supervised Injection Service (SIS) will remain at 256 King Edward Avenue.

Q: Has Shepherds of Good Hope purchased any real estate in Vanier?
A: No, Shepherds of Good Hope has not purchased or leased any buildings in Vanier. We do not have plans to move our services to Vanier.

Q: Is this the same project as the Salvation Army’s proposed shelter at 333 Montreal Road?
A: No, we are entirely separate organizations.

Q: What services will be offered at 765 Montreal Road?
A: As with each of our supportive housing facilities, Shepherds of Good Hope offers health and wellness services on our premises to our residents through our partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. (i.e. health care and access to treatment). SGH employees will provide supports in the form of life skills development, activities and case management.

Q: Will SGH need volunteers from the community to help out?
A: SGH has a very strong volunteer force of over 400 citizens from all corners of our community and with a variety of backgrounds. We welcome volunteers in all of our programs and services across the City of Ottawa. Volunteers will be an integral part of our services at 765 Montreal Road. They make our programs and the lives of our residents richer and we are regularly told by our volunteers that their experiences are very meaningful. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please click here.

Q: Was the community consulted about this project?
A: SGH held two community consultations, met with the Fairhaven Community Association and continue to work with city councillor Rawlson King to ensure we are regularly providing the community with information. We have sent 1,000 households in the surrounding area information about the project.

Q: How will this facility be funded?
A: The funding is being provided by the Federal and Provincial governments under the Social Infrastructure Fund – Investment in Affordable Housing Program and the Homes for Good program.