Literacy Project

In 2011, Chautauqua Circle, of the Ottawa City Union of The King’s Daughters and Sons established liaison with Anglican Social Services – Centre 454, a community organization and daytime drop-in centre serving the homeless and near-homeless. The Centre provides a calm, healing gathering space , supportive counselling, crisis intervention; and outreach teams provide support to the disabled as they apply for benefits.

Ottawa City Union of The King’s Daughters and Sons makes an annual donation to Centre 454 to be used for the Creative Expressions Program which began as the “Writers’ Group.” In celebration of the Centre’s 60th anniversary, the group just published “Food for Thought: A Year in the Life of Centre 454, A Living Room of Creativity.” The book is a compilation of their poetry, artwork and recipes from Heritage meals, and is a creation of the many people who come to the Centre. The poems tell a story of struggle, pain, hope and fellowship. They beckon us to embrace the frailty of humanity and cause us to really see, experience and understand the capacity of our spirit.

On May 25th, several members of The King’s Daughters and Sons attended the book launch and reception, at which the Centre’s Executive Director expressed appreciation of The King’s Daughters and Son’s continuing support. Our members feel blessed to be able to lend a hand in service to the less fortunate in our community.

Literacy Pictures

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Literacy Project | 0 comments

Centre 454's 60th Anniversary sign

Centre 454’s 60th Anniversary sign

Charlotte, Mark, Dakota, Caroline, Barb

Charlotte, Mark, Dakota, Caroline, Barb

Copies of "Food for Thought"

Copies of “Food for Thought”