Shepherds of the Front Line

An inside perspective on what it takes to foster hope and reduce harm in Ottawa.

National Volunteer Week 2020

Deirdre Freiheit, president and CEO of Shepherds of Good Hope, spoke with Sam Laprade on 1310 News about all the incredible work our volunteers do.

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Everything has changed – Except kindness

In times of uncertainty, Shepherds of Good Hope is a beacon of hope for many. For those who have lost connections to families and friends, we are here to help. In times like this, community support becomes even more crucial.

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Statement on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds in Ottawa, The Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, The Salvation Army, and Cornerstone Housing for Women are working closely with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Inner City Health to ensure the health and safety of everyone who interacts with our organizations.

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Statement on Motion to Declare an Emergency on Housing in Ottawa

Shepherds of Good Hope Supports Housing Emergency Motion. In 2018, there were almost 8,000 unique individuals using an emergency shelter, a 6.5% increase from the previous year, and an all-time high. The same year, there were over 12,000 individuals on the social housing waiting list, a 14.8% increase and another all-time high.

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