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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
Areas Served: Toronto, Central East, Central South, Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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75 Front Street East 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1V9 Map
416-987-7725
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
416-325-5669
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 21 years
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ON, Canada
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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3506 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4 Map
613-327-4317
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

3. Food and Nutrition

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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1704 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1C7 Map
613-798-5111
Areas Served: Ontario, Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
416-661-9611
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Ottawa, ON Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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150 Gloucester St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0A6 Map
613-230-4663
Area Served: Canada
16 - 29 years
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

1155 Lola, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4C1 Map
613-741-5590
Areas Served: Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario
All ages
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1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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260 Chemin du Gouvernement, Opasatika, ON, P0L 1Z0 Map
705-369-4582
Area Served: Ontario
12 - 24 years
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AB, Canada
613-432-4946
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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435 Main St E, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 Map
613-269-2672
Area Served: Ontario
18 years and up
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Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S0 Map
519-925-9225
Area Served: Ontario
13 - 19 years
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887 Longworth Rd, London, ON, N6K 0B8 Map
519-317-4190
Area Served: Ontario
3 - 18 years
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301 Lillie Street North, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 0A6 Map
807-684-5100
Area Served: Ontario
13 - 18 years
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1833 rue Sherbrooke Est Bureau 101, Montreal, QC, H2K 1B4 Map
514-844-1661
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

4.3 Home Supports

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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4200 La Belle, Ottawa, ON, K1J 1J8 Map
613-745-5525
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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1 Thorncliffe Place Suite, Ottawa, ON, K2H 9N9 Map
613-790-9355
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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.
 

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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.

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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.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Toronto, ON, M3M 3A3 Map
416-326-1817 x18002677263
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 18 years
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ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
Up to 18 years
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ON, Canada
1-866-741-0127
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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