Ottawa-Carleton, ON

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Basic Needs resources are resources such as food, housing (including shelters), transportation and temporary financial assistance.

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1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

The mission of the Children's Aid Society (CAS) of Ottawa is to protect children and youth (up to age 16) from all forms of abuse and neglect. Where child ... more
1602 Telesat Court, Ottawa, ON, K1B 1B1 Map
613-747-7800
Up to 16 years
Terrace Youth Residential Services has been providing residential treatment services, foster care services and community based respite programs for over 15 ... more
47 Landsdowne Ave., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 4K3 Map
613-831-1105
All ages
If you are a child or youth (up to age 21) in care or custody, and you don't think anyone is listening to you... If something doesn't feel fair or right... You ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
1-800-263-2841
Up to 21 years
The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization that represents 53 children's aid societies in Ontario, and is ... more
75 Front Street East 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1V9 Map
416-987-7725
All ages
The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and ... more
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1 Map
All ages
The National Youth In Care Network is a national, charitable organization that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote ... more
207 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2 Map
613-230-8945 x18007907074
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Physical address not provided
613-897-4820
All ages
Ottawa Centre for Resilience
2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X8 Map
613-714-0662
6 - 19 years

2. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

The City of Ottawa provides emergency housing and shelter information to individuals and families who need shelter. There are several types of emergency ... more
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1 Map
866-261-9799
All ages
Community-based emergency shelter and housing program for homeless single women in Ottawa, with two locations in Ottawa. more
515 MacLaren St, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5K5 Map
613-233-2243
All ages
Interval House of Ottawa is committed to ending the cycle of violence and to empowering women and children who are victims of violence. We provide emergency ... more
Physical address not provided
613-234-8511
All ages
Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children who are survivors of domestic and other forms ... more
1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4C1 Map
613-741-5590
All ages
Oshki Kizis Lodge serves the aboriginal community by providing a safe and supportive environment for  First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children who are fleeing violence and abuse. more
1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4C1 Map
613-741-5590
All ages
The Booth Centre is one of the many social services provided by the Salvation Army. The Booth Centre provides shelter, food, clothing, counselling for homeless ... more
171 George Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5W5 Map
613-241-2818
All ages
Shepherd's of Good Hope offers various services and programs, which includes the Men's Emergency Shelter. The capacity of the Men's Shelter is 120 beds, and ... more
233 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-8210
All ages
Social service agency that provides a full range of programs and services for young pregnant women, young moms and dads, and their infants and young children. ... more
780 l'Eglise Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3K7 Map
613-749-2491
Up to 24 years
The new building includes:12 Emergency Housing Units for young men 12 – 20 years old, 12 Transitional Housing Units for young men 16 – 21 years ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-907-8975
12 - 21 years
We’ve all had a crisis. Whether you’re stressed, depressed, or just can’t take it anymore—you are not alone. The Youth Services Bureau’s 24/7 Crisis ... more
Physical address not provided
613-260-2360
Up to 21 years
Helps youth aged 16 to 20 to find and maintain safe and appropriate housing, whether it be immediate access to emergency shelters or longer-term solutions. more
147 Besserer, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6A7 Map
613-241-7913 x331
16 - 21 years
The long-term housing program is a stepping stone towards true independence. Recognizing that youth who have experienced significant difficulties during ... more
2675 Queensview Dr., Ottawa, ON, K1N 8R3 Map
613-288-1343 x223
16 - 20 years
Supportive housing for youth aged 16 to 20. Semi-independent, supportive, affordable, semi-furnished bachelor apartments for up to one year. Staff is available ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
16 - 21 years
This program offers young men aged 12 to 20 immediate access to safe housing. Open 365 days a year, the Young Men’s Shelter is always ready to welcome youth ... more
Confidential Information protégé, Ottawa, ON Map
613-907-8975
12 - 20 years
Emergency housing for young women (aged 12-20), 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, staffed by an all-woman team. The shelter has 30 beds and offers both ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
12 - 20 years
The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
Operation Come Home is a national, charitable, non-profit organization helping street kids and runaways to return home, which has reunited thousands of ... more
179 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C5 Map
1-800-668-4663 x24
All ages

3. Food and Nutrition

This section has programs that provide food or low cost food to those in need.

Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. JFS offers programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, be ... more
2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-722-2225
All ages
The Ottawa Food Bank distributes food to the needy by arranging for, collecting, processing, storing and distributing to 140 member agencies. These include ... more
1317B Michael Street, Ottawa, ON, K1B 3M9 Map
613-745-7001
All ages
Shepherd's of Good Hope offers various services and programs, which includes the Men's Emergency Shelter. The capacity of the Men's Shelter is 120 beds, and ... more
233 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-8210
All ages
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre works with the diverse community of South-East Ottawa and with partners throughout the region to provide and advocate ... more
3320 Paul Anka, Ottawa, ON, K1V 0J9 Map
613-247-1600
All ages
Social service agency that provides a full range of programs and services for young pregnant women, young moms and dads, and their infants and young children. ... more
780 l'Eglise Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3K7 Map
613-749-2491
Up to 24 years
The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) support a range of community action programs and services for ... more
780 rue de L’Église, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3K7 Map
613-749-4584
Up to 25 years
Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is a community-based counselling and resource centre and serves to empower and enhance the lives of Inuit residing in Ontario. TI ... more
604 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L1 Map
613-565-5885
All ages
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being ... more
2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2B 8K2 Map
613-729-1000
12 - 20 years
Supportive housing for youth aged 16 to 20. Semi-independent, supportive, affordable, semi-furnished bachelor apartments for up to one year. Staff is available ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
16 - 21 years
Helps young single mothers provide a brighter future for themselves and their children. In a caring atmosphere, young mothers can complete their high school ... more
150 Mann Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8P4 Map
613-231-5150
15 - 21 years
Only 12 individuals reside in Victoria House, a small, private adult support home, with caring staff on hand 24 hours a day for assistance when required. ... more
27 Lombard St, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
18 years and up
The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

The GIft of Wellness
Physical address not provided
15 - 60 years

4. Housing and Home Supports

Housing services help individuals find and keep places to stay. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

The City of Ottawa provides emergency housing and shelter information to individuals and families who need shelter. There are several types of emergency ... more
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1 Map
866-261-9799
All ages
The City of Ottawa webpage has a comprehensive listing of Housing Supports for Seniors. more
Physical address not provided
All ages
Community-based emergency shelter and housing program for homeless single women in Ottawa, with two locations in Ottawa. more
515 MacLaren St, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5K5 Map
613-233-2243
All ages
Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
J.F. Norwood House is transitional housing offering supportive living for women and families. Drawing from community support and contributions, we offer women ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-230-2372
18 years and up
IFRC's programming focuses on families with children ages 0-13 years who are at risk. The goal is to promote healthy outcomes through four main core standard ... more
297 Savard Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1L 7S1 Map
613-749-4500 x22
All ages
Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre is a non-profit charitable organization serving Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode wards. Services include: ... more
1642 Merivale Road, Nepean, ON, K2G 4A1 Map
613-596-5626
All ages
Serving Ottawa's poor and homeless since 1988, Ottawa Innercity Ministries made over 14,000 personal connections last year. A team of over 90 volunteers is ... more
384 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1Y4 Map
613-237-6031
All ages
Provides housing and support services to people living with serious mental illness. Housing options include: * Salus Shared Living - large, modern houses ... more
2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6T2 Map
613-729-0123
16 years and up
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre works with the diverse community of South-East Ottawa and with partners throughout the region to provide and advocate ... more
3320 Paul Anka, Ottawa, ON, K1V 0J9 Map
613-247-1600
All ages
Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is a community-based counselling and resource centre and serves to empower and enhance the lives of Inuit residing in Ontario. TI ... more
604 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L1 Map
613-565-5885
All ages
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being ... more
2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2B 8K2 Map
613-729-1000
12 - 20 years
Helps youth aged 16 to 20 to find and maintain safe and appropriate housing, whether it be immediate access to emergency shelters or longer-term solutions. more
147 Besserer, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6A7 Map
613-241-7913 x331
16 - 21 years
Supportive housing for youth aged 16 to 20. Semi-independent, supportive, affordable, semi-furnished bachelor apartments for up to one year. Staff is available ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
16 - 21 years
Provides youth who identify as men or gender queer*, who are 16 to 20 years of age, with semi-independent, supportive, affordable, semi-furnished bachelor ... more
147 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON Map
613-907-8975
All ages
Emergency housing for young women (aged 12-20), 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, staffed by an all-woman team. The shelter has 30 beds and offers both ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
12 - 20 years
Helps young single mothers provide a brighter future for themselves and their children. In a caring atmosphere, young mothers can complete their high school ... more
150 Mann Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8P4 Map
613-231-5150
15 - 21 years
Only 12 individuals reside in Victoria House, a small, private adult support home, with caring staff on hand 24 hours a day for assistance when required. ... more
27 Lombard St, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
18 years and up
Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
A Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability. Founded in 1958 by ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
416-661-9611
All ages
Non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
All ages

4.1 Long-Term Care Facilities for Seniors

Long-term care facilities and homes (aka. "nursing home") are for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. They provide a higher level of care and support than retirement homes or supportive housing. Long-term care homes are owned and operated by various organizations: 1) Nursing homes are usually operated by private corporations; 2) Municipal homes for the aged are owned by municipal councils. Many municipalities are required to build a home for the aged in their area, either on their own or in partnership with a neighbouring municipality; 3) Charitable homes are usually owned by non-profit corporations, such as faith, community, ethnic or cultural groups.

The City of Ottawa webpage has a comprehensive listing of Housing Supports for Seniors. more
Physical address not provided
All ages
Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) help provide home care, which are services at home for those recovering from illness or injury, and for those with chronic ... more
4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
All ages
Bruyère Continuing Care is one of the largest continuing care, academic health science centres of its kind in Canada.   Providing long-term ... more
43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5C8 Map
613-562-6262
55 years and up
In partnership with volunteers, community agencies and paid services, Nepean Seniors’ Home Support assists seniors and adult disabled persons to live ... more
3865 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, K2H 5C1 Map
613-829-1133
All ages
Royal Ottawa Place, a long-term care centre, is a 96 bed, three storey residential style home linked to the Royal Ottawa Hospital which officially began ... more
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6P8 Map
613-722-6521 x6106
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Talkingcircleworks
Physical address not provided
All ages

4.2 Group Homes, Residential Care and Supported Housing

A group home is usually a single-family dwelling for special populations that need a supervised living environment. Common examples include children and youth in care, individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, individuals recovering from substance abuse, teenaged mothers, or victims of domestic violence.

Bruce House is a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa-Carleton for people living with HIV (human ... more
251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1X3 Map
613-729-0911
All ages
Permanent, affordable housing and/or support options for men and women with mental illness. Group homes (9 beds) and 14 single apartments. more
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-7791
All ages
J.F. Norwood House is transitional housing offering supportive living for women and families. Drawing from community support and contributions, we offer women ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-230-2372
18 years and up
Long-term residential treatment facility for women who have a primary problem of substance addiction. Our goal is to help women develop their potential in ... more
360 Sunnyside Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 0S4 Map
613-730-7319
18 years and up
Helps Aboriginals with housing, with a focus on Aboriginal people at risk of losing their housing, or those who are currently homeless. Gignul, working in ... more
396 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0M8 Map
613-232-0016
All ages
Helps provide housing, based on income, for Inuit individuals and families in the Ottawa area. Inuit are given priority on waiting list for 63 units, after ... more
311 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8M3 Map
613-741-1449
16 years and up
Various programs and services for children and youth challenged by a disability or exceptionality, which include: Developmental Respite Mentoring Social ... more
1453 Main Street, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1A6 Map
613-831-6606
All ages
Maison Fraternité is a not for profit community agency subsidized mainly by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario to help the francophone ... more
242 rue Cantin, Ottawa, ON, K1L 6T2 Map
613-741-2523
12 years and up
Ottawa Salus Corporation is a community mental health service that provides affordable housing and mental health support. Salus offers rehabilitation services, ... more
2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6T2 Map
613-729-0123
16 years and up
Founded in 1997 by Keith Barrett and Christine Rondeau, the organization established a foster care network of families to support the local Children's Aid ... more
2315 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON Map
613-737-7272
All ages
Serving youth aged 12-17, the Centre is an integrated children's mental health agency dedicated to the treatment of severely troubled, behaviourally and ... more
1199 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8N3 Map
613-728-1946
12 - 17 years
Provides housing and support services to people living with serious mental illness. Housing options include: * Salus Shared Living - large, modern houses ... more
2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6T2 Map
613-729-0123
16 years and up
Social service agency that provides a full range of programs and services for young pregnant women, young moms and dads, and their infants and young children. ... more
780 l'Eglise Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3K7 Map
613-749-2491
Up to 24 years
Tamir is a proud and caring team of participants, families, volunteers and professionals dedicated to assisting people with developmental disabilities realize ... more
11 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1R9 Map
613-725-3519
All ages
Terrace Youth Residential Services has been providing residential treatment services, foster care services and community based respite programs for over 15 ... more
47 Landsdowne Ave., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 4K3 Map
613-831-1105
All ages
Second Stage Housing is a program of the YMCA/YCA, which provides a supportive living environment for youth who are no longer living in a parental home and who ... more
180 Argyle Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B7 Map
613-237-1320 x2578
16 - 21 years
The long-term housing program is a stepping stone towards true independence. Recognizing that youth who have experienced significant difficulties during ... more
2675 Queensview Dr., Ottawa, ON, K1N 8R3 Map
613-288-1343 x223
16 - 20 years
This program offers young men aged 12 to 20 immediate access to safe housing. Open 365 days a year, the Young Men’s Shelter is always ready to welcome youth ... more
Confidential Information protégé, Ottawa, ON Map
613-907-8975
12 - 20 years
Emergency housing for young women (aged 12-20), 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, staffed by an all-woman team. The shelter has 30 beds and offers both ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-789-8220
12 - 20 years
Facilitates community reintegration for people living with mental illness or concurrent disorders by offering housing supports in order to prevent ... more
162 rue Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-5144 x226
16 - 65 years
The mission of the Résidence Montfort Renaissance is to provide independent living support services for high-risk senior citizens. To help them stay as long ... more
162 rue Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-5133 x221
65 years and up
The Support Within Housing program facilitates community reintegration for people living with mental illness or concurrent disorders by offering housing ... more
162 rue Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-5144 x226
16 - 65 years
Only 12 individuals reside in Victoria House, a small, private adult support home, with caring staff on hand 24 hours a day for assistance when required. ... more
27 Lombard St, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
18 years and up
A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
Residential treatment services for children aged 8 years old and older. Services for youth with acting out behaviours, mental health / abuse issues, and ... more
34 Mayo Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2E 6X5 Map
613-371-3804
8 years and up
Mackay Manor is a residential recovery home for men who have alcohol and drug related problems. This facility has 12-Level 1 and 4-Level 2 beds and is located ... more
AB,CA
613-432-4946
All ages
The Pine River Institute is a residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for 13 to 19 year olds in crisis. Students have a history of ... more
Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S0 Map
519-925-9225
13 - 19 years
Ridgeview Children's Home Inc. is a staff model, co-ed treatment facility, capable of serving eight residents with a variety of special needs. The admission ... more
1160 Kipp's Lane, London, ON, N5Y 4S7 Map
519-438-1386
3 - 18 years
Government funded youth addictions program in Thunder Bay. Services include: * Five-week residential program with 10 beds, serving youth 13-18 years old, with an average waitlist of 2-3 months. more
301 Lillie Street North, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 0A6 Map
807-684-5100
13 - 18 years
We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, ... more
39 Pleasant Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M4T 1K2 Map
1-647-748-5501
18 years and up
In L'Arche, people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are ... more
1833 rue Sherbrooke Est Bureau 101, Montreal, QC, H2K 1B4 Map
514-844-1661
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Ottawa Counselling
1105 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4G5 Map
613-302-1573
18 years and up
Physical address not provided
613-831-1105
Up to 19 years

4.3 Home Supports

Refers to supports and services provided in the person's home.

Arts and Crafts - Exploring your artistic side in our arts and craft session. You may have a hidden talent !!! Painting, Knitting, Sewing, Clothing Repair ... more
Physical address not provided
613-238-1209
All ages
Bytowne Homecare Services is a community-based service that provides important assistance to supplement the efforts of family caregivers, friends, neighbors, ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
18 years and up
Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
Community based non-profit charitable organization established to provide information, support and referral for military families. more
330 Croil Private, Ottawa, ON, K1V 1J1 Map
613-998-4888
All ages
The Ottawa Community Support Coalition (OCSC) consists of various organizations mandated to provide home-based (i.e. home care) community support services to ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
All ages
Pari Home Care offers a full range of non-medical in-home services for seniors and persons who are physically challenged or recovering from illness or surgery. ... more
2638 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5B0 Map
613-266-6765
All ages
Individualized home and non-medical care services to seniors and their families who need assistance with daily living needs Quality services provided to ... more
352 Hamilton Ave S, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 1C5 Map
613-422-7676
All ages
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre works with the diverse community of South-East Ottawa and with partners throughout the region to provide and advocate ... more
3320 Paul Anka, Ottawa, ON, K1V 0J9 Map
613-247-1600
All ages
Provides in home counselling and behaviour consultations to parents of typically developing children as well as children who have been diagnosed on the autism ... more
ON,CA
613-882-7688
All ages
Terrace Youth Residential Services has been providing residential treatment services, foster care services and community based respite programs for over 15 ... more
47 Landsdowne Ave., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 4K3 Map
613-831-1105
All ages
A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) help provide home care, which are services at home for those recovering from illness or injury, and for those with chronic ... more
4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
All ages
Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
Coordinates network of agencies interested in building a more comprehensive, accessible system of respite care for persons with developmental ... more
112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
All ages
Services for seniors with relocation and home care transition services as moving from independent living to assisted or retirement living is rarely easy. We ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place Suite, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2249 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-482-8118
All ages

4.4 Respite Care and Child Care

Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to parents (or caregivers) so that they (and their families) can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving, and can range from a few hours to enough time for a vacation. Despite the guilt that parents or caregivers may feel, respite care can be very helpful in relieving stress from caregivers and give them time to recharge. Respite care may include services to take care of children, or older adults, or even parents.

Arts and Crafts - Exploring your artistic side in our arts and craft session. You may have a hidden talent !!! Painting, Knitting, Sewing, Clothing Repair ... more
Physical address not provided
613-238-1209
All ages
Andrew Fleck Child Care Services is a non-profit, charitable, multi-service organization established in 1911, which provides a range of high quality, ... more
700 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Y9 Map
613-736-1913
Up to 12 years
Bytowne Homecare Services is a community-based service that provides important assistance to supplement the efforts of family caregivers, friends, neighbors, ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
18 years and up
Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
Various programs and services for children and youth challenged by a disability or exceptionality, which include: Developmental Respite Mentoring Social ... more
1453 Main Street, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1A6 Map
613-831-6606
All ages
Community based non-profit charitable organization established to provide information, support and referral for military families. more
330 Croil Private, Ottawa, ON, K1V 1J1 Map
613-998-4888
All ages
At the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA, we believe that happy families are those that laugh together, play together and support one another. By providing ... more
180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B7 Map
613-237-1320
All ages
Ottawa Autism Therapy offers high quality services and treatments for the Autism community. Our services include ABA therapy, respite care, parent training and ... more
120 Terence Matthews Crescent, ON, K2M 0J1 Map
613-831-1105 x106
All ages
The Ottawa Rotary Home provides respite care for individuals with physical disabilities, thus supporting their families. Criteria are: Children and youth up to ... more
30 Rochester Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7V3 Map
613-236-3200
All ages
Pari Home Care offers a full range of non-medical in-home services for seniors and persons who are physically challenged or recovering from illness or surgery. ... more
2638 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5B0 Map
613-266-6765
All ages
Founded in 1997 by Keith Barrett and Christine Rondeau, the organization established a foster care network of families to support the local Children's Aid ... more
2315 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON Map
613-737-7272
All ages
The website for the Child and Youth Health Network for Eastern Ontario has information about Respite Care and local Ottawa resources under "Reports & Resources> Respite" more
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1 Map
613-737-7600 x3134
All ages
Terrace Youth Residential Services has been providing residential treatment services, foster care services and community based respite programs for over 15 ... more
47 Landsdowne Ave., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 4K3 Map
613-831-1105
All ages
A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
Coordinates network of agencies interested in building a more comprehensive, accessible system of respite care for persons with developmental ... more
112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
All ages
Offers various programs such as * Yoga Camp for Teen Girls * Respite vacation for families touched by autism * Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp Programs ... more
5720 Forgets Rd, Wyebridge, ON, L0K 2E0 Map
705-528-1793
8 years and up

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

99 Kakulu Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2L 3C8 Map
613-435-2729
All ages
Physical address not provided
613-831-1105
Up to 19 years

5. Transportation

Having easy access to transportation is essential, whether its going to a doctor's appointment, getting to a job, or keeping up with your relationships. This section has transportation resources that may be specifically of interest to those with mental health needs.
 

Bytowne Homecare Services is a community-based service that provides important assistance to supplement the efforts of family caregivers, friends, neighbors, ... more
1 Thorncliffe Place, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
18 years and up
Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre works with the diverse community of South-East Ottawa and with partners throughout the region to provide and advocate ... more
3320 Paul Anka, Ottawa, ON, K1V 0J9 Map
613-247-1600
All ages

5.1 Driving Assessments

Sometimes one is required to provide a medical certificate in order to drive.

 

Occupational therapists can provide detailed assessments of driving ability at one of the following agencies listed below.

The Rehabilitation Centre provides driving assessments. With a diagnosis of a cognitive condition, the waiting time is extremely short, with a maximum up to two weeks. more
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1V 8Y5 Map
613-737-7350 x5311
All ages

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1729 Bank, Ottawa, ON, K1V 7Z5 Map
613-260-1935
All ages

6. Finances and Money

This section has resources about finances, money, grants, subsidies and other related information. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
The Family Law Assistance Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada administers three programs;   Family Orders and Agreement Enforcement ... more
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5W7 Map
1-800-267-7777
All ages
A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. JFS offers programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, be ... more
2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-722-2225
All ages
Helps families in Ontario receive the financial support they are entitled to by enforcing court ordered support responsibilities. more
Toronto, ON, M3M 3A3 Map
416-326-1817 x18002677263
All ages
Kidsport is a grant to help financially disadvantaged children/youth participate in organized sport (affiliated with a member sports organization of the Sport ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.The program ... more
ON,CA
All ages
The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit (of up to $2,300/year in 2005) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
Physical address not provided
1-866-741-0127
All ages
A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person ... more
ON,CA
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
LigneSanteChamplain.ca
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Posted: Jul 4, 2014
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise list of Ottawa area mental health resources for youth prepared by Youthnet, a program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 22, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Longer list of Ottawa area mental health resources prepared by Youthnet, a progam of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 23, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
List of Ottawa community resources for transitional aged youth (age 16-24).
Posted: May 13, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise, one page tool listing main mental health services in Ottawa.
Posted: May 10, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
“Red Flags” is a Quick Reference Guide for Early Years professionals.Red Flags outlines a range of functional indicators or domains commonly used to monitor healthy child development, as well as potential problem areas for child development. It is intended to assist in the determination of when and where to refer for additional advice, formal assessment and/or treatment.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
"From Rollercoaster to Recovery" is a detailed guide for families and individuals on how to navigate the addictions and mental health system in the Champlain LHIN.
Posted: May 2, 2013
Language: EN,FR
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