Salvation Army Submits Plan For New Multi-Program Facility and Community Hub

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of 333 Montreal Road in Vanier.  The new 103,000 square foot multi-program facility is designed to serve a broad range of community needs and act as a catalyst to the redevelopment of Montreal Road.

The facility will include 4 different on-site housing models revolving around a supportive hub of day programs and services. These housing models include Emergency Accommodations, Working Men and Life Skills Residential program, Stabilization and Anchorage Addictions program and the Special Care Unit.

The new Community Hub will be warm and bright with large windows, dignified living quarters, outdoor terraces and green spaces with gardens that are secure. It will be home to a bright central dining facility, counseling services, skills training, chaplaincy and worship, housing referrals, outreach services and Emergency Disaster Services. Our Community and Family Services and Thrift Store will also be located here with street access.  

In support of the city's 10 year Homelessness Plan, The Salvation Army embraces the Housing First philosophy which prioritizes independent living with community supports. As we locate appropriate housing for individuals we ensure supports are in place and maintained with regular visits from our mobile case workers.

This hub is also intended as a vehicle to engage the broader community. Here, volunteers and clients can interact in a space which features a large room connected to an open terrace, and could also be used for other community-based activities.

"The Salvation Army is excited to bring a new and modern facility to the neighbourhood so that we can meet the needs of our clients in the best way possible, while at the same time serve the broader community with dignity and hope", said Glenn van Gulik, Area Director of Public Relations and Development.

Thank you to our many partners including Ottawa Inner City Health, The Ottawa Hospital, The John Howard Society, The Supportive Housing Network, and The Alliance to End Homelessness.

About the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and in 128 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For more information and media inquiries please contact: Glenn van Gulik, The Salvation Army, Area Director, Public Relations and Development, Tel: 613-233-8428 x. 226, Cell: 613-868-5560


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