About Us

Welcome to St. Joe’s Women’s Centre

Mission Statement

St. Joe’s Women’s Centre is a day program and registered charity, that is dedicated to the needs of low income/homeless women, those that identify as women, and their children, in a supportive and safe environment. Social and educational programs are offered to promote empowerment, autonomy, and dignity in a non-judgmental atmosphere.


St. Joe’s Women’s Centre was founded in May 1984 to provide a daytime drop in Centre for Ottawa’s homeless women. Today, St. Joe’s Women’s Centre continues to play a significant role in the lives of many women and their children. A warm, safe, caring place to spend the day makes a real difference in one’s life.

“Where there is a sense of belonging and self respect, there is hope.”

St. Joe’s Women’s Centre and Saint Joseph’s Parish gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa

Charitable Registration Number: 13177-1990-RR0006