Spiritual Care


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre is motivated by Christ-like values and beliefs. It provides effective, client-centered programs and services. The programs respond to your:
– physical
– emotional and
– spiritual needs
and to all those who come within our sphere of influence.




The Salvation Army serves all people regardless of your:
– race
– disability
– sexual orientation
– gender identity
– age or religion

Spiritual Care

Spiritual care is a vital support to all our programs and services. It offers you spiritual and emotional support. It acknowledges your need for:
– healing
– growth and
– self-fulfilment.
It responds to your needs with compassion, inclusiveness and professionalism.

Spiritual care encourages personal empowerment by offering:
– guidance and pastoral counselling

Chaplaincy Services

Chaplains may assist you to connect with your:
– personal faith
– values and goals
These supports assist you in times of crisis, need or recovery.

Chaplains offer individual, confidential, spiritual care counselling sessions to clients and staff.
This provides added:
– support
– prayer
– spiritual resources and referral to agencies and services.

Corrections Chaplain

The Courthouse Chaplain offers compassionate support to anyone involved in court proceedings.

Court Accompaniment: If you are interested in accessing court accompaniment support, complete this form.

Positive Lifestyle Program helps people in their:
– self-discovery
– self-understanding and
– personal development.

The program covers 12 key areas of life. For more information, refer to our Positive Lifestyle Program Brochure

If you wish to make a referral or self-referral, complete the Positive Lifestyle Program Referral Form.

Chapel Services

Monday-Friday 8:30-8:45 am

Chapels offer encouragement, motivation, inspiration, hope, resilience, and spiritual connection.

Sunday Worship

11:00 am and 6:00 pm

Church groups are invited to participate in the leading of evening worship services by providing music. Contact 613-241-1573, ext. 300.

Spirituality Classes

These classes are part of the program for clients in Stabilization, Anchorage and Life Skills.  The classes give opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values and discover how faith can be helpful in life.

Memorial Services

We offer memorial services for Ottawa Booth Centre shelter clients to honour those who have passed away.

Family Tracing

This program of The Salvation Army assists you in locating or renewing contact with a family member. Please contact uchennah_samuel@ottawaboothcentre.org or call 613-241-1573, ext. 300 to receive the form.

For services or inquiries:

Kristine Farnel
Coordinator of Program Support and Spiritual Care

Tel: (613) 241-1573 ext. 307
Fax: (613) 241-2818 –

– Uchennah Samuel (Chaplain)
Tel: (613) 241-1573 ext. 300

Fax: (613) 241-2818 – uchennah_samuel@saobc.org

Shane Wright Corrections (Chaplain)

161 Elgin St., Suite 1059 Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K1, Tel: (613) 234-7138, Fax: (613) 233-3683 – Shane_wright@saobc.org