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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.

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  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  Christmas 2014 Gift Registry
  • We need your help to make Cornerstone residents' Christmas wishes come true! Cornerstone residents have requested one or two items that they'd really like to receive at Christmas time. Each gift that you purchase will go directly to a woman that we support. For full details and onine Gift Registry please click here.

square  Cornerstone WISH LIST for Fall 2014
  • We are gratefully accepting the following items, which can be found on our WISH LIST. Christmas donations need to be received no later than Tuesday, December 17th, and should be delivered to 314 Booth Street between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please note that we are not able to accept donations of used clothing at this time. Thank you for your kindness.

square  Give your pennies to Cornerstone
  • Let your pennies help improve the lives of homeless women in Ottawa. Cornerstone loves pennies - and we want yours! We'll even roll them for you!
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square "Five Crew Canoe" team raises money for Cornerstone
Mongolia or bust: Ottawa team preps for a 16,000 km roadtrip.....
five crew canoeJordan Leichnitz, Sue Garvey and Kiavash Najafi
celebrating the 1st Anniversary of 314 Booth Street

square  Thank you
  • Thank you to the staff at Absinthe Café for the creation of the delicious "Benevolent Burger! Since December 1, 2011, Absinthe has donated $1 from every burger to Cornerstone Housing for Women! Yumm.
  • Absinthe Cafe

  • Thank you to Glebe Trotters for donating dozens of fabulous new shoes to our residents. They look terrific!
  • Glebe Trotters

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

Charitable Registration Number #10808-4658-RR0030
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