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News Bulletin on Cornerstone Funding Cuts
The City of Ottawa is engineering a radical restructuring of its services dedicated to helping homeless people move away from emergency shelters and into permanent housing with the supports they need to live independently. This is a result of a Canada-wide thrust mandated by the federal government and known as Housing First. As there is no new funding available to support the transition to the new way of doing business, current services are being pared back to bare bones to fund new programs. The result for Cornerstone will be a combined loss of $212,000 spread across The Women's Shelter, 515 MacLaren and McPhail House. The transition process will threaten the safety and quality of the services offered by Cornerstone. To learn more about the impacts of the cuts to Cornerstone and how you can help, join us at 314 Booth Street on March 5 at 4 pm. Please RSVP to Connie Franklin at 613-254-6584 x 503 or by email at the following
Welcome to Cornerstone
We are a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women in Ottawa. We want every woman to have a safe, affordable place to call home so she can reach her full potential in a caring community.
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The Cornerstone Volunteer Program is made up of an incredible group of dedicated and caring people who freely give of their time to enrich the lives of those in their community. At Cornerstone, we strive to involve volunteers as partners.
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square  Cornerstone's Mission Statement
  • Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women.
  • Our services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope.
  • We are committed to public education and advocacy, and strive to increase safe, affordable housing and to end homelessness.

square  Need Assistance Now!
  • If you or someone you know needs emergency shelter, call us at 237-4669 any time and we will make sure you have a place to stay until you can make future plans. If you are in crisis and need support other than emergency shelter, call the Ottawa Distress Centre at 238-1089.

square  Cornerstone's commitment to transparency
  • To ensure our community of Cornerstone's commitment to transparency and accountability, we are happy to share information about our financial controls and safeguards by calling Barbara Dransch at 613-254-6584 x 508.

square  Cornerstone WISHLIST
  • We are gratefully accepting the following items, which can be found on our WISH LIST. Donations should be delivered to 314 Booth Street, Monday- Friday between the hours of 9am-3pm. Please note that we are not able to accept donations of used clothing at this time. Thank you for your kindness.

314 Booth St., Ottawa, ON K1R 7K2
Tel: 613-254-6584 | Fax: 613-234-6213

Charitable Registration Number #83725-8854-RR0001
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