About Us

Onyx Community Services is a

 Not For Profit Organization 

(  Registered Not for Profit -  #1001505-9 )

 that offers counselling and psychotherapy services, community reintegration programs for those in conflict with the law, and addiction support to those who have nowhere else to turn. We also provide social workers to help folks with a variety of needs and to access services in the community.


Throughout the year we also facilitate groups at Onyx such as, the Anxiety Group, Grief and Loss, Depression, and a variety of addiction and 12 step peer to peer groups.


We like to think of ourselves as a " one stop shop " in the community for those who need more than one service at a time. When we cannot provide all of the services required to the client, then we will work with our community partners to outsource other programs and services.


At Onyx, we have an " Endless Re-Entry Program ". Clients can come back as often as they require.


​Onyx gets its name from the healing stone Onyx. A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.



Help Us Help Others Through Donations and Membership

When you donate or support us through our Programs, you are helping us to offset costs, such as:

  • Rent / Heat / Hydro / Water
  • Phone / Internet and Fax Lines
  • Collect Call Lines; this allows us to accept calls from any institution​ and Jails for those incarcerated
  • Office Supplies and Expenditures​
  • our Thursday night meal and music program


Services

Reintegration:

Our Reintegration Program offers clients in conflict with the law a wide variety of services to assist them in their return to the community. Our team of specialists guide clients through individualized programs to assist successful recovery and reform. Clients can connect with staff directly at any point during the course of their legal proceedings, even while incarcerated. Clients are provided with one-on-one mental health- and addiction-focused counselling, life coaching, anger and stress counselling, group therapy, and more depending on their individual needs. We create individualized bail plans to strengthen a client's case at the time of their hearing, and continue to support them throughout their release. Additionally, our partnership with GPS Safe Solutions helps to ensure compliance by way of court-ordered GPS monitoring and 24-hour access to GPS Safe Solutions own  Monitoring Service. (click here for more information).

Note: In the Reintegration Program there are fees for services.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy:

Our certified counsellors offer one-on-one counselling to assist clients with a wide variety of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anger/stress management, life coaching, and more. We work with our clients to determine the best course of action for their recovery to improve their daily living, coping skills, interpersonal relationships, etc. We offer referrals to community partners and other agencies when necessary to ensure the success and recovery of our clients.

Addictions:

Addiction is a disease not easily conquered; it is a lifelong journey of recovery. Relapses happen, and they're nothing to be ashamed of. With the help of our staff and counsellors, clients can create their own path towards recovery, one day at a time. At Onyx Community Services, we individualize our approach to addiction recovery through both abstinence and harm reduction.

 We offer one-on-one counselling, group therapy, drug testing, life coaching and more. For more information or to schedule an appointment, speak to one of our receptionists.

Legal Services Available:

Civil, Criminal and Landlord Tenant referrals are available by appointment at the the centre with either a lawyer or a paralegal.

David Anber / Criminal Lawyer – https://www.davidanber.com/

Natasha Calvinho - http://seoservicescanada.com/agpllp/team/natasha-calvinho/

Geraldine Castle-Trudel (Barrister and Solicitor) - http://www.castletrudel.com/about-castle-trudel/geraldine-castle-trudel-barrister-and-solicitor/

​Bill Wade - Criminal Lawyer - (613) 932-7975

​​Bruce Engel - http://bruce-engel.ca/criminal-lawyer/?keyword=%2Bcriminal%20%2Blawyer%20%2Bottawa&city=Ottawa

Court-Ordered GPS Monitoring:

To monitor compliance with house arrest, curfew conditions, or geographic restrictions, we offer electronic monitoring using GPS monitoring.  This provides an alternative to incarceration in some cases, or can strengthen a bail plan.

Harm Reduction Kits

Harm reduction kits are available in a non-judgmental environment from Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5pm

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Onyx Community Services

Specializing In: 

Court-Ordered GPS Monitoring, Addiction  Counselling and Support, Community Reintegration, Pre/Post Bail & Trial Support Programs

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