Shelter Programs


Men’s Shelter

The Men’s Shelter at the Shepherds of Good Hope on 230 Murray Street provides a safe place for 84 men over the age of 18 who have found themselves temporarily homeless for a variety of reasons. The majority of the residents have significant mental health and/or active addiction issues.
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Women’s Shelter

The 54-bed Women’s Shelter offers specialized services to women and transgendered individuals 18 years of age or older who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
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Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)

Partners with Ottawa Inner City Health and provides 24 beds for high risk, chronically homeless, alcoholic men and 4 spots during the day for women. The program manages their alcohol intake and stabilizes their health.
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Women’s Special Care Unit

16 beds dedicated to women with complex health issues and/or addiction issues. Care includes counselling, support and life skills training.


Transitional Emergency Shelter Program (TESP)

TESP is located on the 1st floor of 256 King Edward Ave. It is a 49 bed program for both men and women who are not linked into the mainstream homelessness services and is used to provide specialized treatment in mental health and concurrent disorders.
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Rapid Housing and Employment Program (RHEP)

The Rapid Housing and Employment Program (RHEP) is a new innovative program designed to that enable homeless individuals who wish to return to sustainable housing and employment. The program is situated in the Men’s Shelter and Women’s Outreach Shelter Program.  It offers up to 24 clients at any one point who are either casually unemployed or underemployed with the long term goal of ending the cycle of poverty for those accessing shelter services.

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