People who are homeless have a far greater risk of premature death than those who are not. In fact, they may die up to 20 years earlier than people who are not homeless.

The Ottawa Mission Hospice, also known as the Diane Morrison Hospice, was established in 2001. Until 2018, it was the only Hospice affiliated with a homeless shelter in North America. It was founded to provide care to those who are homeless grounded in:

– Compassion & kindness – Mercy & dignity – Community & belonging – Unconditional acceptance