Ottawa Resources

 

Food, Clothing and Furniture

 

For emergency supply of groceries call the food bank in your area.

 

Ottawa Good Food Box: 613-860-6767

 

Food Banks (arranged by city area). 

 

Main Ottawa Food Bank: 613-745-7001

 

Downtown

 

 

Ottawa South

 

 

West End

 

 

East End

 

  • Cumberland Community Resource Centre: 613-830-4357

    • 240 Centrum, Tue 4:30-7pm, Thu 1:30-4pm, Fri 9am-12pm 

  • Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard: 613-749-4728

    • 2040 Arrowsmith Dr. Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Wed 12-2pm, Fri 9:30-11:30am  

  • Miriam Centre - (baby food only): 613-830-8623

    • 30-2742 St Joseph Blvd, Mon-Thu 9:30am-4pm. Closed in July

  • Overbrook Emergency Food Cupboard: 613-745-0073

    • 225 Donald St. Suite 120, Mon 1-3pm, Wed 3:30-7pm, Fri 9-11am

  • Partage Vanier Food Bank (CSC Vanier): 613-747-2839 

    • 161 Marier Ave. Tue 1-4pm, Thu 5:30-7:30pm, Fri 10am-12pm

 

Meal Programs

 

 

Affordable Clothing

 

 

Used Furniture

 

 

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Health and Addiction Services

 

General Health Services

 

  • Carlington Community and Health Services:  613-722-2161

  • Centretown Community Health Centre:  613-233-4443

  • Family Medicine Centre, Civic Campus, 210 Melrose Ave:  613-761-4334

  • Family Medicine Center (Élisabeth Bruyère Pavilion):  613-241-3344

  • Find A Doctor Service:  1-800-445-1822

  • Health Card:  613-783-4400

  • Needle Exchange Program (The Site), provides clean needles, bleach kits, HIV/AIDS info, testing, confidential referrals:  613-232-3232

  • Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services:  613-820-2001

  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:  613-789-8458

  • Sexual Assault/Partner Abuse Care  Program (for those who have experienced sexual or partner assault within the last 2 weeks go to: Emergency Dept, Civic Hospital, 1053 Carling Ave):  613-738-3762

  • Sexual Health Centre:  613-234-4641

  • Somerset West Community Health Centre:  613-238-8210

  • SouthEast Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community:  613-737-4809

  • Telehealth Ontario:  1-866-797-0000

 

Mental Health Services

 

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario, 153 Chapel St:  613-729-6761

  • Assertive Community Treatment, 205-1355 Bank St:  613-722-6521 x 7300

  • Brockville Psychiatric Hospital, PO Box 1050, Brockville, K6V 5W7:  613-345-1461

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, 301-1355 Bank St, Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm:  613-737-7791

  • Centre psycho-social pour enfants et familles d’Ottawa, 150 Montreal Rd, Ste. 300:  613-789-2240

  • Depression/Anxiety Support Group, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Beacon Hill Shopping Centre, 2339 Ogilvie Rd, 1st Floor:  613-741-6025

  • Mood Disorders Ottawa (MDO), c/o CMHA, 1355 Bank St:  613-526-5406

  • Les ateliers de L’Élan Inc, 338 Montreal Rd:  613-744-2244

  • Mental Health Program, Family Service Centre, 312 Parkdale Ave:  613-725-3601 x 117

  • Mental Health Program, Montfort Hospital, 713 Montreal Rd:  613-746-4621 x 3916

  • OCD Support Group of Ottawa, McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St - contact before attending, meets every second Wed from 7:30pm-10:30pm:  613-736-7364

  • Outpatient Therapy – Psychiatry, Ottawa Hospital, Civic campus, 1053 Carling Ave, A6, 6th floor:  613-761-4581

  • Psychiatric Emergency Service, 1053 Carling Ave and 501 Smyth Rd:  613-722-7000

  • Youth Net, CHEO, 401 Smyth Rd:  613-738-3915

 

Medical Clinics

 

  • For medical care there are clinics open 7 days a week, with or without an appointment.  See the Yellow Pages Directory under the heading "Clinics".

 

Alcohol and Addiction Services

 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:  613-237-6000

  • Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre:  613-563-0363

  • Ottawa Withdrawl Management Centre, 62 Bruyère St:  613-241-1525

  • Empathy House for women:  613-730-7319

  • Harvest House Ministries for men:  613-521-9114

  • Maison Fraternité pour les francophones:  613-744-7469

  • Newgate 180:  613-269-2672

  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Problem Gambling Services also available:  613-724-4881

  • Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROHCG) Substance Use And Concurrent Disorders Program:  613-722-6521 x 6508

  • Salvation Army Anchorage Program for men:  613-562-1888 x 302

  • Serenity House for men:  613-733-3574

  • Serenity Renewal for families:  613-523-5143

  • Sobriety House for men:  613-233-0828

  • Vesta Recovery Program for women, 101 James St, call first:  613-233-0353

 

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Information Lines, Support Groups, Counselling and Drop-Ins

Information Lines

 

  • Service Ontario (information on Ontario government programs and services):  613-238-3630

  • AIDS/Sexual Health Information Line:  613-563-2437

  • Community Information Centre of Ottawa:  613-241-4636

  • Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Information Line:  1-800-463-6273

  • Gayline:  613-580-2610

  • OCTranspo Bus Information:  613-741-4390

  • Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons (complaints and finding a doctor):  1-800-268-7096

  • Kid’s Help Phone:  1-800-668-6868

  • Poison Information Centre:  1-800-268-9017

  • Public Health Information Line:  613-580-6744

 

Self-Help, Discussion and Peer Support Groups

 

  • AIDS Committee of Ottawa:  613-238-5014

  • Al Anon and Alateen Family Groups:  613-860-3431

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:  613-237-6000

  • Anxiety Disorders Association:  613-729-6761

  • Depression/Manic Depression Support Groups, Charlie’s Rap Group:  613-265-4432

  • Mood Disorders Ottawa Information Line:  613-526-5406

  • Family-to-Family Education Program:  613-737-7791

  • Recreation Events Information:  613-526-5406

  • Gamblers Anonymous:  613-567-3271

  • Les ateliers de L’Elan Inc:  613-744-2244

  • Narcotics Anonymous:  1-888-811-3887

  • Nicotine Anonymous Tue  20:00pm-21:30pm, Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Self-Help, evenings:  613-736-7364

  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre:  613-722-3811

  • Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, for self-help group information for seniors:  613-829-9777

  • Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre:  613-236-2558

  • Overeaters Anonymous:  613-820-5669

  • Partners for Progress Program, Canadian Mental Health Association:  613-737-7791

  • Pink Triangle Services, 331 Cooper Street, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two spirit and queer, 14:00pm-21:00pm:  613-563-4818

  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa, Mon-Fri 12:00pm-16:00pm:  613-567-4379

  • Schizophrenia Friendship Support Group:  613-722-6521 x 7776

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous:  613-786-1060

  • Sexual Assault Support Centre:  613-725-2160

  • How to help a friend who feels suicidal - link here ...

 

Services for Aboriginals

 

  • Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre, 1155 Lola Street:  613-741-5590

  • Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 396 MacLaren St:  613-232-0016

  • Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 311 McArthur Ave Suite 102:  613-741-1449

  • Kateri Native Ministry:  613-565-4180

  • Kumik Teaching/Healing Lodge, 10 Wellington St, Gatineau:  613-997-9703

  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Ave:  613-789-3077

  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit, 297 Savard Ave:  613-740-0670

  • Wabano Health Centre, 299 Montreal Rd:  613-748-0657

 

Counselling and Support

 

The following centres offer various individual and/or group counselling and support services.  Call for further information.

 

  • Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre:  613-563-0363

  • Bereaved Families of Ontario, Ottawa Region:  613-567-4278

  • Carlington Community and Health Services:  613-722-4000

  • Catholic Family Services:  613-233-8478

  • Centre for Counselling & Pastoral Services:  613-782-3022

  • Centretown Community Health Centre:  613-233-4443

  • Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa-Carleton:  613-761-9522

  • Family Services Ottawa (sliding fee scale and Mental Health Program offers free counselling): 613-725-3601

  • Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre:  613-741-6025

  • Inuit Community Centre, Tungasuvvingat Inuit:  613-563-3546

  • Jewish Family Services of Ottawa-Carleton:  613-722-2225

  • Kumik Aboriginal Teaching & Healing Lodge:  613-997-9703

  • Lower Town Community Resource Centre:  613-789-3930

  • Men’s Project (male survivors only):  613-230-6179

  • Nepean/Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre:  613-596-5626

  • Orleans/Cumberland Community Resource Centre:  613-830-4357

  • Overbrook-Forbes Community Services:  613-745-0073

  • Partners for Progress Program, Canadian Mental Health Association:  613-737-7791

  • Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services:  613-820-4922

  • Regional Case Management Services  c/o CMHA:  613-737-7791

  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:  613-789-7752

  • Sexual Assault Support Centre:  613-234-2266

  • Somerset West Community Health Centre:  613-238-8210

  • South-East Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community:  613-737-4809

  • Vanier Community Service Centre:  613-744-2892

  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre:  613-591-3686

 

Drop-Ins

 

  • A Post-Psychiatric Leisure Experience, (APPLE):  613-238-1209

  • Centre 454, 454 King Edward Ave:  613-235-4351 x 236

  • Centre 507, 507 Bank St:  613-233-5626

  • Centre Espoir Sophie, 145 Murray St, for Francophone women, Tue-Thu 15:00pm-21:00pm: 613-789-5119

  • Frank Street Drop-In, 166 Frank St, Tue-Thu 18:00pm-21:00pm, Wed Movie 13:00pm-15:00pm, Fri & Sat 18:00pm-22:00pm:  613-564-4106

  • Independent Living Centre Drop-In, 214 Montreal Rd, Vanier, for the disabled community: 613-236-2558

  • Les ateliers de L’Elan Inc:  613-744-2244

  • The Door, 755 Somerset Street West, Mon-Thu 16:00pm-21:00pm, Ages 12-18 recreation, social and education programs:  613-237-3667‎

  • The Living Room, Suite 700-251 Bank St, for people with AIDS/HIV, Mon, Tue, Thu 12:00pm-17:00pm,  Fri 12:00pm-16:00pm:  613-563-0851

  • The Mission, 35 Waller St, 7 days/week, 8:00am breakfast, 15:00pm dinner:  613-234-1144

  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre Drop-In, 510 Rideau St:  613-789-3077

  • Pinecrest-Queensway Drop-In, 2nd Flr, 1365 Richmond Rd, Wed 13:00pm-15:00pm:  613-820-4922

  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa, Suite 313 - 211 Bronson Ave, Mon-Fri 12:00pm-16:00pm:  613-567-4379

  • Shepherds of Good Hope, Evening Drop-in, 233 Murray St., Soup & Sandwiches, 15:30pm-21:30pm, 7 nights/week:  613-789-8210

  • St. Joe's Women’s Centre, 151 Laurier East, 9:00pm-16:00pm, Mon-Fri (women and children): 613-231-6722

  • St Luke's Lunch Club and Drop-In, 760 Somerset West (hrs: 8:00am-2:00pm), Mon-Fri, breakfast 8:00am-9:00am, lunch 12:00pm-13:00pm:  613-238-4193, 613-234-6287

  • The Well, 154 Somerset West (for women and children) Mon 09:30am-13:30pm Tue-Fri 09:00am-16:00pm (Office):  613- 594-8861 (Women’s line):  613- 594-2843

 

Parenting and Family Resources

 

  • Bethany Hope Centre, 820 Woodroffe Ave (for young/single parent families (25 and under)): 613-725-1733

  • Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa:  613-232-0925

  • Brighter Futures for Children of Young Single Parents:  613-749-4584

  • Child Care Information:  613-248-3605

  • Family Services Ottawa, Counselling and Groups such as: Children of Separated/Divorced Families, Children Who Have Witnessed Abuse:  613-725-3601

  • Kids Help Phone:  1-800-668-6868

  • Ottawa Parent Newspaper, free at grocery store news stands

  • Parent Resource Centre:  613-565-2467

  • Scouts Canada, National Capital Region:  613-225-2770

  • Waupoos Foundation low cost family vacations:  613-822-2189

 

Youth Support

 

Youth Net youth mental health promotion, early intervention & resources:  613-738-3915

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa:  613-729-1000

  • Downtown: 613-241-7788

  • East End:  613-834-2660

  • West End:  613-596-5621

Mobile Crisis unit:  613-260-2360

Child, Youth & Family Crisis Line:  613-260-2360

 

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