Resources

Mental Health Crisis Line

Within Ottawa: 613-722-6914

Outside Ottawa: 1-866-996-0991  
 

A confidential crisis intervention service provided via telephone. For anyone who is in distress, depressed, or considering suicide.

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

1602 Telesat Ct, Gloucester 

613-747-7800 

  

Supporting families caring for children by investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect, protecting children and, when necessary, ensuring alternate care for children who may be neglected or abused and/or have special needs; advocating on behalf of children and their families. 

Inuit Non-Profit Housing

311 McArthur Ave, Ottawa 

 613-741-1449 

  

Provides rental properties that are geared-to-income for Inuit families and singles living in the Ottawa area. Inuit are given priority on waiting list for 63 units, after which Métis and Status Indian applicants are considered.

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

 613-238-3311 

  

At any given time of day or night, people in the community require support & assistance. Whether they're depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or so distraught that they are contemplating suicide, they will always find a supportive & caring person to speak with. Phone lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre

29 Bayswater Ave, Ottawa 

613-792-1222 

  

The first integrative cancer care and research centre in central and eastern Canada, established to improve quality of life for those touched by cancer. Through clinical practice, research and education, The Centre strives to assess and reduce possible causes of cancer, while exploring innovative integrative treatment. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

 108-211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa 

 613-237-6000 

  

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Kids Help Phone

 1-800-668-6868 

  

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.

Salvation Army Booth Centre

 171 George St, Ottawa 

 613-241-1573


Motivated by Christ-like values and beliefs, The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre provides effective, client-centered programs and services, which respond to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the vulnerable in our community.

Narcotics Anonymous

 1-888-811-3887 

  

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit, international, community - based organization for recovering addicts. Narcotics Anonymous members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

 613-562-2333 

  

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) supports and empowers women, gender-fluid, non-binary, and trans survivors, all working together to build a stronger community response to sexualized violence and women's health. 

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

 2675 Queensview Dr, Ottawa 

 613-260-2360 

 1-877-377-7715 
  

Youth Services Bureau is a multi-service agency that provides services in French and English in employment, health and housing, mental health, youth engagement and youth justice. We work in partnership to develop, deliver and advocate for better conditions, services, and opportunities for youth and families.

AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line

 1-800-668-2437 

  

Province-wide free, anonymous counselling, information, and referrals to sexual health clinics and community agencies on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, birth control options, sexual orientation and gender issues.

Ottawa Mission

 35 Waller St, Ottawa 

 613-234-1144 

  

The Core Purpose of the Ottawa Mission is to reflect Jesus’ love in serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost. The Mission aims to provide food, shelter, clothing and skills, and offer healing, faith and hope for building a wholesome life.

Ottawa Native Friendship Centre

 250 City Centre Ave, Ground Floor, Ottawa 

 613-722-3811 

  

To enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Capital region, and to maintain a tradition of community, an ethic of self-help and development, as well as to provide traditional teachings from our elders.

Meals Wabano (Biindahgen)

 221 Nelson St, Ottawa 

 613-789-1500 

  

Every Friday, the Wabano Housing First team welcomes all Indigenous community members to join them in a nutritious and balanced meal through the Biindahgen program that operates out of Sandy Hill Community Health Centre.

Shepherds of Good Hope

 233 Murray St, Ottawa 

  

Around-the-clock, comprehensive services to both women and men, most of whom live with addictions, mental health challenges and trauma. From a 254 bed shelter, to 5 supportive living residences across the City of Ottawa, over 450 men and women sleep in the facilities each night. By offering innovative programs and services in a non-judgemental environment, Shepherds of Good Hope is creating a community for all through acceptance, compassion and care. 

Wabano Centre

 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa 

 613-748-5999 ext.203 

  

Established in the National Capital Region in 1998, the mandate of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is to prevent ill health, treat illness, and provide support and aftercare programming. Services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal peoples.

Operation Come Home

 150 Gloucester St, Ottawa 

 613-230-4663 

 1-800-668-4663 

  

Since 1971, Operation Come Home has been working with street-involved youth in Ottawa and across the country to help them reach their highest potential.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

1 Nicholas St, Ste 422

613-241-7008

  

South Ottawa Community Legal Services and Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre, are independent non-profit agencies providing free legal assistance to low income individuals living within specified geographic boundaries our clinics serve.

Legal Aid Ontario Ottawa District Office

73 Albert Street , Ground Floor 

613-238-7931

1-877-314-0933


Legal Aid Ontario has a statutory mandate to promote access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals. 


Housing Help

309 Cooper St, Suite 502, 

613-563-4532

  

Housing Help is a non-profit charitable agency providing assistance to people in the City of Ottawa who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain appropriate and affordable housing. 

Suits His Style

404 McArthur Ave (Heartwood House) Room 204 - By Appointment Only. 

613-440-3030

  

Suits his Style helps reduce poverty in our community by providing interview clothing and/or industry appropriate clothing to low income, unemployed men in need of employment.

Cornerstone Housing for Women

314 Booth St.

613-254-6584

  

Providing emergency shelter and safe affordable permanent housing for women in Ottawa, and helping women build a meaningful life that fits their individual needs. 

Ottawa Inner City Health (OICH)

5 Myrand Avenue, Ottawa, ON. 

(613) 562-4500

  

Ottawa Inner City Health (OICH) is an organization that provides health care to the homeless and street communities.

Open Path

Detail services

 Through using " Open Path ", clients can log on and use these courses for court, probation, and more! 

Courses approved to meet court requirements

How court approval works

 If you are court mandated to complete a course, we recommend you follow these steps: 

  1. If it’s not already clear, ask the court how many hours or weeks of the course you are expected to complete. 
  2. We recommend that you provide your attorney, probation officer, judge, or other court official with the enrollment letter for the course before you begin learning. Ask them to approve the course and file the enrollment letter in your court file. 
  3. Be sure to finish the course before your court date. If you need a hard copy of the certificate mailed to you, be sure to complete the course in advance to allow time for shipping. (If you don’t need a hard copy, you will immediately be able to download a digital certificate upon payment.) 

 Sign up today and let your probation officer know, or add it to your bail plan! 

 https://mentalhealth.openpathcollective.org/account/ 

Jericho Road

Information

At Jericho Road Christian Ministries we offer three programs:

  1. Addiction Treatment Program a residential drug and alcohol treatment program and graduate house. 
  2. Mental Health Support Homes for men with mental illness 
  3. Coffeehouse a weekly drop in serving 80-100 people – the poor, the homeless, addicted and mentally ill – anyone in need of a meal and a safe place to spend a couple hours. 

 "Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy. 


 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy." Psalm 68:5-6 (NLT)