We began thirty-six years ago as three cots in a Church basement. Dedicated volunteers started our organization to serve vulnerable women experiencing homelessness, with no safe place to go to meet their needs.
Today, almost 1,000 women become homeless in Ottawa every year. Thanks to the support of our partners, donors, and friends, Cornerstone Housing for Women helps two hundred women every day, and nearly six hundred women each year, transform their lives from crisis to hope, housing, and healing.
We are the only Ottawa shelter and housing charity uniquely tailored to women that have experienced homelessness. We offer emergency shelter and supportive housing at five locations, and an outreach program. Together, we offer professional and spiritual care to a diversity of women. With the right help, women can transform their lives and have a fresh start.
314 Booth St.