We are in a crisis! The number of people sleeping outdoors has doubled since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it will only get worse through the winter months. As of the present day, there are about 7,530 enumerated homeless individuals and families in Ottawa. On average, about 1300 people use a homeless shelter, such as Shepherds of Good Hope, each night. I am raising money to put toward subsidized housing and mental health supports for those who can not afford it while creating awareness of homelessness and research long term solutions. I would like to change the attitude people have towards homeless families/individuals and create a more understanding, empathetic environment in our community.
More information about Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation: Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is the fundraising arm of Shepherds of Good Hope which fosters hope and reduces harm in Ottawa by supporting our homeless and most vulnerable citizens. We provide specialized services, programs and partnerships that address challenges with mental health, addictions and trauma.
- David Gourlay
- Patricia Miller
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