A few months ago, a new person walked through the doors of the drop-in. He was friendly but seemed very cautious. He asked a lot of questions….as if he wasn’t sure if he could trust what we were up to. So I showed him around and tried to give him some answers. I offered him […]
An organization like OIM runs on three things: committed and passionate volunteers, compassionate prayer partners, and the generous donations of individuals who affirm our mission.
Please consider supporting our youth outreach program by sponsoring a youth in our Innercity Arts Program. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year.
“I started using drugs when I was 17 and ended up on the streets”. Listen as Rita expresses her gratitude for our Innercity Arts program.”
Shane grew up in a household where she seldom felt acceptance for who she is. Listen to Shane as she shares her experiences at Innercity Arts.
“People looked down on me and made me feel worthless”. Meet Jenna and listen to her sentiments regarding the Innercity Arts, our youth arts program here at OIM.
When I speak to new volunteers about what they can expect when they begin volunteering with us, I often say that you never know just how deeply you are affecting lives. The smallest of gestures – a smile, a conversation, a shoulder to cry on – means so much to someone in need. And when […]
How can we change the legacy of youth homelessness in Ottawa? This is a complicated question with an array of possible answers. Back in June, we partnered with A Way Home Ottawa and set up a table at Glowfair. We asked people to answer this question in just one sentence, and write it on a […]