In Ottawa Old, New realities clash over homeless

Centre 454 has long been associated with the Anglican Church. The group provides social services to the homeless, helping them with everything from dental appointments to applying for financial programs. They offer a cup of coffee and a place for those living on the streets to socialize when shelters are closed during the day.

For a quarter of a century, the centre was housed at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church and had its own entrance at 454 King Edward St….

An internal rift with the Anglican Church led to the centre being summarily dismissed from the parish, and its home has been at a decidedly dismal storefront on the east end of Murray Street.

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