"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Ministry Information

Community Ministries Site

Check out the site www.communityministries.ca for information on the five key support ministries of the Ottawa Diocese.

Centre 454

This community ministry of the Ottawa Diocese is committed to helping those in need by providing a drop-in centre where clients can receive counselling, social programmes, employment assistance, daily necessities such as telephones, haircuts, access to personal hygiene and laundry facilities. Further information can be found on their website: www.centre454.ca Type of support provided by St. Helen’s: financial, donations of food and gift bags at Christmas, personal hygiene items and clothing.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice. Celebrating 50 years! Website: www.pwrdf.org

Interval House

Interval House provides a continuum of services that enable abused women and children to have access to shelter and responsive services that help them establish lives free of violence. The continuum includes integrated and specialised services related to counselling, advocacy, outreach, legal and housing support as well as programmes to help build economic self-sufficiency. The public education and advocacy activities are intended to raise awareness with the view to eliminating violence against women and children. Further details can be found at their website intervalhouse.ca Type of support provided by St.Helen’s: Financial

Habitat for Humanity

Undertaking a bathroom renovation? Kids leaving home and you have used furniture you would like to get rid of? Habitat will take cabinets and furniture and sell it to finance new building projects. For further information, please see the Chair of Outreach.

Sharmala Buell of “Hope for the Future Ministries”

Please pray for Sharmala Buell and her ministry teams in Tanzania and here in Canada. Their mission is to provide children under 18 years of age with hope and the tools for a productive future as well as Christian teaching. The ministry is comprised of three programmes:

Remand Home Visitation: The Remand home is a place where children accused of crimes are held while they await trial. Visitations include arranging medical care, sanitation, clothing, recreation, informal education and Bible teaching.

The Inner City Programme: (ICP) During twice weekly visits in their area, inner city children are given lunch, play games, read books and play soccer, taught songs and told Bible stories. If they are sick or have wounds, they are given medical attention.

The Residential Programme: This is a home for boys between 2 and 18. They come from the ICP and from the Remand Home, once released. The Residential programme supplies food, clothing, medical care, pays for them to attend school and provides a stable nurturing “home” environment. Currently, there are 7 boys ranging in age from 4 to 14 years.

Sharmala’s Ministry is a registered charity in Canada. To donate speak with Ron Harder. Please see www.hopeforthefuturetanzania.com