Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to meeting needs of the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the city of Ottawa.
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Shepherds of Good Hope is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to meeting needs of the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the city of Ottawa. Shepherds of Good Hope offers around the clock services to both men and women across eight facilities located across the city of Ottawa, from downtown to Kanata. Many of the people who access Shepherds of Good Hope’s programs and services suffer from mental health challenges, trauma and addiction issues.

Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen and emergency shelter, today Shepherds of Good Hope operates five supportive housing locations, a soup kitchen, a transitional shelter, and a social enterprise day-program. Shepherds of Good Hope provides innovative programming and services to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable adult men and women.

Shepherds of Good Hope will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. In just a short time, we have grown from a soup kitchen to one of the largest organizations dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the city of Ottawa We are grateful for the support we have received from our community which has allowed us to grow and look forward to the next 35 years!

Info at-a-glance

Year founded

1983

Total revenue for last fiscal year

$12,381,435

Geographic region of focus

Ottawa

How you can help

Give

By supporting Shepherds of Good Hope, you are making an investment in our community by helping Ottawa’s homeless and vulnerably-housed access much needed programs and services. In helping fund Shepherds of Good Hope’s innovative and internationally renowned programming, such as our Transitional Emergency Shelter Program or our Managed Alcohol Program, you are helping to reduce emergency room wait times, free up emergency response personnel, provide shelter and feed our city’s most vulnerable adult women and men.

Many of the people served by Shepherds of Good Hope suffer from mental health challenges, trauma and addiction issues. By helping support these individuals, you are making a difference in
our community.

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Fundraising priorites

  • Supportive housing

  • Harm-reduction

Volunteer

More than 400 volunteers contribute their time and expertise and are an integral part of the community at Shepherds of Good Hope. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available and we strive to find the best fit to your skillset. From cooking in the soup kitchen, to cutting hair, to playing music to gardening – there is something for everyone. With eight locations across the city of Ottawa, from downtown to Kanata, there are volunteer opportunities available to best suit your geographic location.

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Events and fundraising

ArtSpeaks

ArtSpeaks, held at Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Hall) on October 20th from 6-10 p.m. will feature an exceptional evening of art, cocktails, and smooth sounds that will help raise much-needed funds for Shepherds of Good Hope. This incredible evening features artwork created by homeless and vulnerably-housed clients, interspersed between established community artists.

A Taste for Hope

The 6th annual A Taste for Hope event returns in March 2018 for another year of delicacies, delights and donations. This  exciting event raises much-needed funds to help care for Ottawa’s most vulnerable men and women. Once again, this much-anticipated evening will feature as many as eighteen renowned Ottawa chefs, each preparing a signature dish for your tasting pleasure.

Board members and executives

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Margaret Tansey, Chair of the Board -Shepherds of Good Hope
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Ryan Kilger, Chair of the Board - Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

Shepherds of Good Hope

Margaret Tansey
John Peters
Doreen Hume, CA
Maureen McKeown
Murray Knowles
Susanne Laperle
Terry Blake
Laurel Johnson

Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

Ryan Kilger
Melissa Shabinsky
John Peters
Adam Smith
Brynn McMahon
Tom Burrow
Mark Roundell
Angèle Mènard
Dr. Aly Abdulla

Get in touch

Shepherds of Good Hope
233 Murray Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 5M9

www.shepherdsofgoodhope.com
donations@shepherdsofgoodhope.com
613-789-8210

Twitter: @shepsgoodhope
Facebook: /shepherdsofgoodhope