It can cost $100,000/year in health, social service and justice costs to keep someone on the street.
For $18,000/year we can permanently house a homeless person and give them the help they need to get their life back on track.
YOU CAN HELP
No-one decides to be homeless – there are often underlying causes like addictions and mental health problems that lead them to the streets.
United Way Ottawa and its priority goal partners are focused on a ‘housing-first’ model that gets people off streets and gives them the help they need to turn their lives around.
But we need your support to make change happen.
Join us – you can help give someone a place to turn for help when they need it the most.