Each year, CBC Ottawa devotes an entire day of programming to a charity drive and this year the station is raising money for the Shepherds of Good Hope.

For so many men and women in this city, The Shepherds of Good Hope is a warm meal on a cold day, a safe place to sleep at night and a chance at a brighter future.

On Dec. 6, CBC Ottawa will become a window into the lives of those who rely on the Shepherds of Good Hope.

Joamie, 51, is from Iqaluit but has lived in Ottawa for three years, most of them on the streets.

Joamie Shepherds of Good Hope The Oaks alcohol

Joami, 51, lives at The Oaks Residence run by the Shepherds of Good Hope, Inner City Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Steve Fischer/CBC)

She's now living at The Oaks Residence  a partnership between Shepherds of Good Hope, Inner City Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association  which has a special program for people dealing with alcohol addiction.

It provides clients a mug of wine every hour, as well as a room and three meals per day, to keep its clients off the street.

You can watch Joamie tell her story in the video player above.