Harvest House is a long-term residential drug treatment program located in the regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, which has been providing hope to addicts for over 30 years. The program was founded on December 1, 1979 by three Christian businessmen who had spent time visiting men in jail. They saw a need to provide a Christ-centered home for young men who were struggling with alcohol, drugs, and other social ills associated with that type of lifestyle. The Mission of Harvest House Ministries continues to be to rehabilitate young men who are chemically dependent, to instill in them self-discipline, and to reintegrate them into society by an inner change brought about by Jesus Christ.
Located in a rural setting, Harvest House is in the greenbelt of Ottawa South, at 3435 Ramsayville Road. The success of the residents of Harvest House is in part due to our rural location and distance from their former lifestyles in the city. Harvest House serves young men between the ages of 16 and 30, many of whom have been unsuccessful with other treatment programs. Harvest House does not turn away those who have histories of relapse, criminal activity or imprisonment. Harvest House adheres to an abstinence philosophy, including no smoking. To date, over 2,200 men have come through the doors of Harvest House and for many, this has been a life changing experience. When people care enough to help, you are given the strength to overcome any obstacle. Harvest House is a place where people care.