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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

Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
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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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 16 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2120 Maywood Street, Ottawa, ON, K1G 1G1
613-897-4820
Areas Served: Ottawa-Carleton, Prescott and Russell County
All ages
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Ottawa Centre for Resilience
2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X8 Map
613-714-0662
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
6 - 19 years
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Amanda Telford
265 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2E1 Map
613-218-0249
6 - 65 years
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be brave * be kind * be present
11 Barton, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5M6
613-762-8028
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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If you are a child or youth with a concern about your experiences with a service provider or feel that your rights may have been violated, or you need ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
416-325-5669
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 21 years
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Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. more
ON, Canada
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) provides access to up-to-date research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies. The Portal is a ... more
3506 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Youth in Care Canada is a national, charitable organization driven by youth and alumni from child welfare authorities across Canada. YICC exists to voice the ... more
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

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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
ON, Canada
613-234-8511
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 24 years
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Offers a variety of programs including * Counselling and Referral * Early Years Centre for children ages 0-6 * Children and Youth Services * Services for ... more
2 MacNeil Court, Ottawa (kanata), ON, K2L 4H7 Map
613-591-3686
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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 old, 6 ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-907-8975
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 21 years
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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
2301 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON Map
1-877-377-7775 (Toll Free)
Up to 18 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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3. Food and Nutrition

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

We provide a range of hospitality and arts-based programs for residents living in social housing in the Carlington neighbourhood (Ottawa), including a daily ... more
1465 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8L9 Map
613-728-9933
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. Serving all ages. Services include: * Counselling (on fee-for-service ... more
2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-722-2225
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-5115
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 24 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 25 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

The GIft of Wellness
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
15 - 60 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
15 - 21 years
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Transportation, adult day programs, support programs, social recreation for rural seniors more
1128 Mill Street, Manotick, ON, K4M 1H2 Map
613-692-4697
Areas Served: LHIN Champlain, Ottawa-Carleton
65 years and up
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27 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
18 years and up
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EatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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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

We provide a range of hospitality and arts-based programs for residents living in social housing in the Carlington neighbourhood (Ottawa), including a daily ... more
1465 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8L9 Map
613-728-9933
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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The City of Ottawa webpage has a comprehensive listing of Housing Supports for Seniors. more
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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LiveWorkPlay helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. This includes people with autism, ... more
2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X3 Map
613-235-9550
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 years and up
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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
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-5115
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2454 ch. du Lac, Saint-pascal Baylon, ON, K0A 3N0 Map
613-488-2626
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Offers a variety of programs including * Counselling and Referral * Early Years Centre for children ages 0-6 * Children and Youth Services * Services for ... more
2 MacNeil Court, Ottawa (kanata), ON, K2L 4H7 Map
613-591-3686
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
15 - 21 years
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27 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
18 years and up
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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Since 1994, Retire-At-Home Ottawa has been providing Personal Home Care Services in Ottawa, ON to individuals who are dealing with health concerns that affect ... more
1704 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1C7 Map
613-798-5111
Areas Served: Ontario, Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth age 16 and up. Our programs focus on what works and what ... more
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

The City of Ottawa webpage has a comprehensive listing of Housing Supports for Seniors. more
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
55 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2454 ch. du Lac, Saint-pascal Baylon, ON, K0A 3N0 Map
613-488-2626
18 years and up
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Royal Ottawa Place, a long-term care centre, is a 64 bed, three storey residential style home linked to the Royal Ottawa Hospital which officially began ... more
1141 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6P8 Map
613-722-6521 x6106
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
18 years and up
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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

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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 years and up
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Ottawa Counselling
1105 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4G5 Map
613-302-1573
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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Various programs and services for children and youth challenged by a disability or exceptionality, which include: Developmental Respite Programs (Subject to ... more
1002 Beaverbrook, Kanata, ON, K2K 1L1 Map
613-831-6606
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
5 - 30 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 years and up
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Provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other ... more
1155 Lola, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4C1 Map
613-741-5590
Areas Served: Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario
All ages
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The Ottawa Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, located on the West side of Ottawa, is a group of psychotherapists and counsellors in Ottawa who offer ... more
356 Woodroffe ave, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6 Map
613-263-2344
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
1737 Woodward Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0P9 Map
613-728-1946
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 17 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 24 years
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2454 ch. du Lac, Saint-pascal Baylon, ON, K0A 3N0 Map
613-488-2626
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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120 Terence Matthews Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K2M 2B2 Map
613-831-1105
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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613-831-1105
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 19 years
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4278 Boundary Rd, Ottawa, ON, K0A 1K0 Map
613-701-9665
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 21 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
16 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
12 - 20 years
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34 Mayo Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2E 6X5 Map
613-371-3804
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
8 years and up
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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
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
16 - 65 years
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162 rue Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-5133 x221
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
65 years and up
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162 rue Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M8 Map
613-789-5144 x226
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
16 - 65 years
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Royal Ottawa Place, a long-term care centre, is a 64 bed, three storey residential style home linked to the Royal Ottawa Hospital which officially began ... more
1141 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6P8 Map
613-722-6521 x6106
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
18 years and up
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27 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4E9 Map
613-284-5980
Area Served: LHIN Champlain
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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LA MAISON ARC-EN-CIEL is a French residential rehabilitation centre, which is authorized and financed by the North East Local Health Integration Network ... more
260 Chemin du Gouvernement, Opasatika, ON, P0L 1Z0 Map
705-369-4582
Area Served: Ontario
12 - 24 years
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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, Canada
613-432-4946
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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We also focus on the physical well-being of our clients; while at Newgate 180 you will eat delicious, healthy food prepared specifically for you by our ... more
435 Main St E, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 Map
613-269-2672
Area Served: Ontario
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
13 - 19 years
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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
887 Longworth Rd, London, ON, N6K 0B8 Map
519-317-4190
Area Served: Ontario
3 - 18 years
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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
Area Served: Ontario
13 - 18 years
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Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres feature personalized treatment programs for those suffering from substance or behavioural addiction. The programs at ... more
5483 Trafalgar Road North, Guelph, ON, N0B 1T0 Map
855-972-9760
Area Served: Ontario
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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4.3 Home Supports

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

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
211 Bronson Avenue, Bronson Centre (basement), Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5
613-238-1209
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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LiveWorkPlay helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. This includes people with autism, ... more
2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X3 Map
613-235-9550
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2249 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-482-8118
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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352 Hamilton Ave S, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 1C5 Map
613-422-7676
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-5115
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Ottawa, ON Map
613-882-7688
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Transportation, adult day programs, support programs, social recreation for rural seniors more
1128 Mill Street, Manotick, ON, K4M 1H2 Map
613-692-4697
Areas Served: LHIN Champlain, Ottawa-Carleton
65 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON, Canada
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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
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

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
211 Bronson Avenue, Bronson Centre (basement), Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5
613-238-1209
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 12 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

300 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2K 0E3 Map
613-435-2729
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Various programs and services for children and youth challenged by a disability or exceptionality, which include: Developmental Respite Programs (Subject to ... more
1002 Beaverbrook, Kanata, ON, K2K 1L1 Map
613-831-6606
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
5 - 30 years
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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120 Terence Matthews Crescent, ON, K2M 0J1 Map
613-831-1105 x106
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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ON, Canada
613-831-1105
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
Up to 19 years
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Transportation, adult day programs, support programs, social recreation for rural seniors more
1128 Mill Street, Manotick, ON, K4M 1H2 Map
613-692-4697
Areas Served: LHIN Champlain, Ottawa-Carleton
65 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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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
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.
 

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-5115
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Offers a variety of programs including * Counselling and Referral * Early Years Centre for children ages 0-6 * Children and Youth Services * Services for ... more
2 MacNeil Court, Ottawa (kanata), ON, K2L 4H7 Map
613-591-3686
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Transportation, adult day programs, support programs, social recreation for rural seniors more
1128 Mill Street, Manotick, ON, K4M 1H2 Map
613-692-4697
Areas Served: LHIN Champlain, Ottawa-Carleton
65 years and up
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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.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1729 Bank, Ottawa, ON, K1V 7Z5 Map
613-260-1935
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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

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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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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
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. Serving all ages. Services include: * Counselling (on fee-for-service ... more
2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-722-2225
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
All ages
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LiveWorkPlay helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. This includes people with autism, ... more
2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X3 Map
613-235-9550
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton
18 years and up
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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
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 18 years
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
16 years and up
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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, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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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, Canada
Area Served: Canada
Up to 18 years
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Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
ON, Canada
1-866-741-0127
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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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, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
The Resource Guide – Greater Ottawa Area [PDF 11.8 MB] reflects mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa area (Champlain LHIN). This guide is not an exhaustive list of all supportive services, but rather a starting point – feel free to explore how these resources could assist you (the caregiver) or the person you care for (child, youth, adult, older adult) on the journey to recovery.
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise list of mental health and addictions services in Ottawa area.
Posted: Dec 10, 2018
Language: EN,FR
LigneSanteChamplain.ca
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Posted: Jul 4, 2014
Language: EN,FR
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
A map of child/youth mental health services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. If printed out, it is meant to be printed out on legal size and poster size, and posted in waiting areas or in a clinic.
Posted: Mar 17, 2017
Language: EN
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: 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
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
List of mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa area (Champlain LHIN).
Posted: Aug 16, 2017
Language: EN,FR
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