GIVE THE GIFT OF

HOME.

We provide refugees with shelter, support, community—
and your furniture.

 
 
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Transforming shelters into homes.

It isn't just about furniture. Every child deserves a safe place to sleep. Families gather around a table—to eat, laugh, and grow. With your help, we empower women, children and families fleeing poverty and oppression to make a fresh start.

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Our Programs

REFUGEE SERVICES

We provide shelter, food and refugee settlement assistance, including volunteer opportunities, in a family atmosphere to refugee claimants so that they may begin their journey to independence as members in Canadian society.

 

FURNITURE BANK

We help those who are transitioning to permanent housing make their new space feel like home. Our warehouse is stocked by the generous and gently used donations of our community.

BUDDY-UP PROGRAM

We offer a volunteer-based matching program which links established Canadians with newcomers to Ottawa. MHO residents are paired with local volunteers, who help the newcomer transition into their new country and develop lasting community friendships.

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For me, Matthew House Ottawa is more than just a place to live, it’s about feeling the love of God in the people around me.

Rafael, former refugee & current volunteer

 

 
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GET INVOLVED

 

LEND A HAND

We are always looking for helpful, caring people who connect with what we do. 

GIVE THE GIFT OF HOME

Your financial or furniture gift makes such a difference to those in need.

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