Supportive Housing

We support people for as long as they need us.

99% of those who move from the shelter to Shepherds supportive living do not go back to the shelter. 

Our supportive housing programs provide long-term homes with on-site, around-the-clock support for people of all genders, including seniors. We help support people with their physical and mental health, trauma, and substance use. We connect individuals with community and resources and help to build their independence. 

All the people who live in the buildings we operate have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness. Supportive housing enables them to move from one level of support to another based on their current needs and lifestyles. 

Shepherds of Good Hope currently operates five supportive housing residences, located throughout the city of Ottawa from Kanata to Rideau-Rockcliffe, with a sixth residence under development in Lowertown and expected to open in early 2025. In addition to our own supportive housing properties, Shepherds of Good Hope administers the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Community Homes for Opportunity program for six independently-owned supportive homes throughout the Ottawa-Brockville area. 

The opening of 1095 Merivale Road in spring 2023 marked the first time Shepherds of Good Hope  officially has more people in supportive housing than in our shelter programs! 

THE OAKS

This 55-room residence, located across two buildings, houses a Managed Alcohol Program and an aging-at-home program, and provides units to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
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HOPE LIVING

This 100-bed residence in Kanata provides housing for seniors and people who live with complex mental health challenges.
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ST. ANDREW’S RESIDENCE

This 37-unit, urban apartment-style residence is designed for individuals who have concurrent mental health challenges and addictions.
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RICHCRAFT HOPE RESIDENCE

This 42-unit residence at the corner of Lang’s Road and Montreal Road includes a Managed Alcohol Program and is designed to serve people with complex mental health and addictions challenges.
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COMMUNITY HOMES FOR OPPORTUNITY (CHO)

These six homes in the Ottawa-Brockville area provide support for 90 people and empowers residents with mental illness to be independent, integrated into the community, and active participants in their own wellness plan. 

This program was established and is governed by the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOH), and is delivered by the Shepherds of Good Hope through a community agency model.

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1095 MERIVALE ROAD

Shepherds of Good Hope opened 1095 Merivale Rd in spring 2023 in Ottawa’s Carlington neighbourhood, providing a new home for 57 people. The residence provides barrier-free studio apartments, a large communal kitchen and dining area.
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216 MURRAY STREET (COMING IN 2025)

Construction started at 216 Murray Street in 2022 with occupancy planned for 2025.  216 Murray Street will house 48 people with very complex needs who are currently experiencing homelessness, as well as contain a new soup kitchen and drop-in space.
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