About Us

Cornerstone vision

Every woman has a safe and affordable home in a community which supports her to reach her full potential.

Cornerstone mission

Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women. Our services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope. We are committed to public education and advocacy, and strive to increase safe, supportive housing and to end homelessness.

HOW WE MEET THE NEEDS OF WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY:
  • We provide emergency shelter and safe, supportive, permanent housing for all vulnerable women in Ottawa. At Cornerstone, women experience what ‘home’ truly means – often, for the first time in their lives.
  • We help them build a meaningful life that fits their individual needs and meet them where they are at in life.
  • We strive to increase safe housing and to end homelessness. Our five residences cater to women at every stage of their journey, whether they need emergency shelter overnight or long-term housing on a limited income.
  • We are committed to public education and advocacy. We refuse to allow women who are homeless to be invisible. We work to end the stigma around homelessness and believe housing is a basic human right.
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