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Be the Change

You can be the change for someone experiencing homelessness in Ottawa. Your contribution will help build a future without homelessness in our city.

“You never know who you could be supporting in the future. It could be a friend or a family member. It could be you.”
— Elizabeth Manley

Wendy has been happily housed for a year.

She lives in supportive housing with her husband Kevin.

She has stopped drinking and hopes to return to nursing in some capacity.

For now, she enjoys crosswords, taking care of her neighbours and having a good “girl chat” with the staff.

Sim has been housed in supportive housing for more than five years.

He still takes an hourly pour in the Managed Alcohol Program but it no longer controls his life.

Sim is enjoying life as an elder, father and grandfather.

He spends his days playing chess, teaching Inuktitut and giving back to his community as a member of the Inuk Task Force.

Chadd is still experiencing homelessness.

His life is very precarious, but he is grateful to still have the support of his wife and daughter.

He is hopeful for brighter days ahead.

Your Donation Impact


feeds one person breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening snack for one day


provides milk for one day of cooking and meal services in our Community Soup Kitchen


provides one case manager for one day to help people navigate through community resources and plan for their future


provides three months of social activities for all residents in one of our supportive housing programs


pays for one full time front-line worker for two weeks. In that time they will reverse an average of 12 overdoses!


provides just over 3 months of supportive housing for one person who needs some medical or social supports


provides capital improvements and equipment like a commercial dishwasher to safely provide meals to people in our supportive housing residences

Stand By Me

The Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is proud to again bring our community together through the talent of local musicians to show our compassion for our service users. We also want to sincerely thank our frontline staff and volunteers who work tirelessly throughout a deadly pandemic to provide care and dignity to those who experience homelessness.

We hope you enjoy this special presentation of the legendary Ben E. King song, “Stand By Me”!

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Action Step Be the change

Every gift makes a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness. Together, we will end homelessness in Ottawa.

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We’d love to discuss your plans.

Contact the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation team to keep the conversation going!

Phone: 613 789 8210


Deirdre Freiheit

President and Chief Executive Officer

David Gourlay

Vice President of Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

Meighan Hartley

Senior Manager of Donor Relations & Annual Giving