Centre 454 is a day program serving people who are precariously housed or homeless in the Ottawa area. We are committed to serving those who require assistance in the form of support services, social recreation, and essential needs:
– social supports such as hospitality, daily activities, group activities, and special events
– practical supports including laundry and shower facilities, telephone and mailbox services, and essential clothing
– counselling support to individuals and groups
– help in navigating the application process for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
– spiritual support including weekly prayer services, special services, and annual memorial services
With respect and dignity, we offer a safe space for men, women, and children to find community, friendship, peace, and new skills that will help them transform their lives. Since 1954, Centre 454 has been working closely with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, the municipal, provincial, and federal governments, local businesses, community, and church groups, donors, and volunteers.
Although Centre 454 provides support to people who are homeless, 60% of those we serve are housed and need our support to maintain that housing. Without Centre 454, many would be spending their days in very unsafe conditions or on the street. Many would suffer the damaging health effects that increase demand on hard-pressed emergency services, and many would lose the support they need to gain better control over their lives. There are many ways you can be a part of the Centre 454 community.