March 5, 2021

Statement on Vaccines Coming to Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Shelter and Booth Street Supportive Housing Residence

Cornerstone Housing for Women is thrilled to announce that our women’s shelter and Booth Street Supportive Housing Residence have been re-prioritized to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in phase-one of the vaccine rollout. This good news came from The City of Ottawa on March 3, 2021.
January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Shelter Outbreak

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, Shepherds of Good Hope, The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre, Cornerstone Housing for Women and The Ottawa Mission, in coordination with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and Ottawa Inner City Health (OICH), proactively initiated sector-wide testing earlier this month. As a result of this testing, multiple positive cases have been identified at these locations.
October 1, 2020

Case Manager perspective

It's a chilly September morning, another busy day ahead of me. My first appointment is with Adelaide. She has a PhD and is sharing stories about her research all over the world. I'm amazed and can’t help but think about the things that must have happened that led her to be sitting across from me. I’m a case manager at an Ottawa homeless shelter. She is experiencing homelessness
June 24, 2020

Local restaurants feed women in emergency shelter and housing during COVID19

Cornerstone Housing for Women publically recognizes the incredible restaurants and suppliers that have cared deeply for our mission, during this pandemic. Twenty-four restaurants supplied meals to our frontline staff, clients in our busy downtown emergency shelter, plus our over women living at four supportive housing residences, and outreach programs.
May 15, 2020

CHFW Statement on Racial Justice

As an organization, we want to honour George Floyd’s life and so many other marginalized people who have suffered because of an unjust system. We will use this time to learn. We are committed to social justice, to honour Black women, marginalized communities, and positively contribute to the lives of People of Colour.
May 8, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 Case at Cornerstone Housing For Women

Cornerstone Housing for Women, emergency shelter and housing for women in Ottawa, has experienced its third confirmed COVID-19 case, in the last four weeks. The week of April 6th, a woman who previously showed symptoms, tested positive, and was then moved to the Routhier Community Isolation Centre. She has since fully recovered. This past week, two additional women showed symptoms, were tested as soon as possible, and placed in off-site isolation care.
April 28, 2020

Ottawa’s Emergency Shelters Strongly Support the Hotels2Homes Day of Action Campaign

In January, Ottawa declared a homelessness emergency. Despite the city’s ten-year plan to end homelessness, homelessness has moved beyond a crisis to levels never seen before. Last year, almost 8,000 people stayed in emergency shelters, which have been operating at over 100% capacity for years.
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