In 2020 an affordable housing and homelessness state of emergency and crisis was declared by the City Council of Ottawa. Since then, the situation has gotten worse: approximately 1,000 women become homeless in Ottawa each year. Through support provided by Cornerstone Housing for Women over 200 women a day and close to 600 women a year transform their lives from crisis, to hope and healing through the services provided by Cornerstone.
Saturday, May 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. a collection of nutritional food snacks, to assist with the establishment of an emergency food cupboard and maintaining good nutrition for residents of Cornerstone’s Princeton Residence in Westboro, is being held by St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Avenue. The collection will be held on the side lawn of the church which runs along Sherwood Drive.
Suggested donations include:
– Healthy Snacks
– granola bars
– trail mix
– microwave popcorn
– juice boxes
– Gift Cards
– Food Basics
– Cash donations are also appreciated
Rev. Canon Hilary Murray has been invited to offer a brief presentation on her work with Cornerstone Housing as Clinical Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Care Ministry. Rev. Murray will speak during the morning service on April 30, which begins at 10 a.m. Please join us in person or online to learn more about the valuable work Cornerstone and Rev. Murray provide to the most vulnerable of Ottawa’s residents.
Link to Online service April 30: https://youtube.com/live/yl6uh597KsE?feature=share
More information on Cornerstone Housing for Women: https://cornerstonewomen.ca/