AIDS Committee of Ottawa

251 Bank St. Ste 700, Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. / Living Room Hours: Monday to Friday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

An HIV/AIDS individual and group support. Also provides, community education, risk reduction education, treatment information and is a liason with organizations and health care professionals. Provides services in English and French.

Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre

488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON
613-563-0363/ TTY: 613-563-2995
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Services for women 18 years and older
Children's Program: children of ages 8 to 12 who have a parent or sibling in recovery

Multi-service addiction treatment centre includes: Day Treatment Program, Program Gambling Program, Sexual Abuse Support Program, Early Childhood Development Program, Health Promotion Program, Children’s Program and Parent-Child Support Program.

 Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre

The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave. Ste 209, Ottawa, ON


Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Professional psychotherapy services provided within a Pastoral Counselling  for individuals, couples, families and children facing a range of problems including: stress, depression, anxiety, personal relationships, marriage, separation and divorce, parent-child relationships, addictions, grief and bereavement, body image and eating disorders, aging and retirement, trauma (including sexual trauma), and abuse issues. Some fees may be covered by health plans.

Art Therapy

251 Bank St. Ste 304
Ottawa, ON

Fees: Service - $50 per hour

Art therapy by group and individual sessions for: children, adults, family therapy, addiction counselling, bereavement, abuse, eating disorders, anger management and couple difficulties. Explore problems through verbal and non-verbal expression. Affective Arts Experience (AEE) is based on using colors, forms, shapes, lines and textures as a form of expression. This helps the individual to get in touch with and express inner feelings in a positive way. 

Capital City Mission

521 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON


September 1-May 31: Monday- Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

July - August: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (closed Fridays)

A Christian drop-in centre that ministers to the poor and homeless, counselling, hospital visits, prison visits and street/home visits

  Centre 454

216 Murray St., Ottawa, ON
613-235-4351 Ext: 236

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. / Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m./ Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Supportive environment and practical assistance, and drop-in counsellign services to adults 18 years of age and older. This includes services for homeless or risk of homelessness, disabled, unemployed and those dealing with substance abuse.

Centre 507 Drop-In

Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
613-233-5626 Ext: 221

Hours: Drop-in Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. /Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m./
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Staff available from 9:00 a.m. each day.

The centre is for men and women, 18 years of age and over, living with issues such as poverty, addictions, homelessness and mental illness or in need of a supportive environment and practical assistance. Provides, counselling, outreach services, free condoms and needle exchange, hygiene supplies and basic needs services. Also provides Life Management Skills Program which offers programs and workshops as determined by the participant's need and interest.

Centre de services Guigues

159 Murray St., Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm

Fees: Membership - $15 per year ; Service - Fees vary by program ; None - Some services

Community support and social services for Francophone adults 50 year of age and older with a physical disability. Programs include: home support programs, community support programs, health promotion, individual and group bereavement counselling and social and recreational program and leisure activities.

Centertown Community Health Centre Social Services

420 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Thursday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Social Services Walk-in:  Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Serving: North-South: Wellington St to Rideau River / East-West: Rideau Canal to Bronson Ave

Nonprofit that offers many integrated social and counselling services which include a full range of quality health and social services like crisis support, support groups, social skills development and everyday social and home management skills. The team includes, doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors, dietitians, community developers, health promoters and outreach workers. Programs are specific to LGBT, elderly, newcomers to Canada, those affected with mental health or addictions and the homeless population.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa

The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave. Ste 311, Ottawa, ON

613-237-7427/ Toll Free: 1-800-611-4755

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Assists women 12 years of age and older who have been or who may come in conflict with the law. Confidential programs and services include counselling, prevention programs, sex trade support work, court related support and information as well as transitional housing at J.F. Norwood House for women and children.  Three beds are dedicated to serve clients from the Ottawa Hospital who are referred by the Mobile Crisis Team. For more information call 613-230-2372 or e-mail at

First Place OPTIONS

889 Bank St. 2nd Flr, Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Services for anyone in a prenatal, postnatal or post-abortion crisis. Pregnancy Options Counselling: provides information and education to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, discusses all three pregnancy options including abortion, parenting and adoption in a confidential setting. Free pregnancy tests : provides free pregnancy tests within the Options counselling services. Post Abortion Support: for anyone who has had an abortion in their past, provides post abortion support in a group format, over the span of 8 weeks, twice a year. Pregnancy Support: provides support to those who have decided to continue their pregnancy. This may include dual support, material support and referring  clients to other community agencies for support. Services are geared toward education and empowerment which enables informed choice.

Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa

Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
75 Bruyère St. Suite 129Y, Ottawa ON

613-562-9777 ext 0

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Serves residents of Ottawa over 65 with mental health problems or suffering from dementia who are not in a long term care home, and persons less than 65 with Alzheimer's dementia or Frontotemporal Dementia complicated by behavioral or psychological symptom. All referrals need to be signed by a physician along with their billing numbers and  programs are covered by the Ontairio Health Card.

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa

Bruyere Centre for Immigrant/Centre Bruyère pour immigrants

219 Argyle Ave. Ste 400, Ottawa, ON
613-729-3145/ 24 hr Language Interpretation 613-729-1393/ Toll Free: 24 hr Language Interpretation 1-866-859-8182

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./ Language Interpretation Service Monday-Sunday 2 hours

Services for culturally diverse women who are victims and survivors of violence.  Offer a variety of services which include Crisis intervention and counselling to assist new comers in coping with the problems of everyday life which include, housing, banking, education, ESL and FSL classes, rights and responsibilities in Canada. Also offer social support and outreach such as Friendship Circles and social assistance and workshops.

Language of Service: English; French; Greek; Italian; German; Spanish; Polish; Hungarian; Arabic; Mandarin; Punjabi; Serbian; Ukrainian; Portuguese; Japanese; Russian; Urdu; Korean; Somali; Bengali; Hindi; Gujurati; Romanian; Thai; Hebrew; Swedish; Croatian; Bosnian; Farsi; Tamil; Akan; Albanian; Amharic; Armenian; Burmese; Czech; Danish; Dari; Dinka; Khmer; Kurdish ; Lingala ; Macedonian ; Malay ; Nepali ; Nuer ; Oromo ; Shona ; Slovak ; Swahili ; Turkish ; Vietnamese ; Yiddish * Tirginya ; Tagalog ; Singhalese ; Pashtu ; Laotian ; Kirundi ; Kikongo ; Cantonese ; Creole ; Serbo-croatian

Islam Care Centre

312 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m./ Saturday irregular, call to confirm

Islamic resource center that supports,advices and offers faith based counselling. The Care Center focuses on social services to women and children.

John Howard Society of Ottawa. Risk Reduction. Crisis Intervention

550 Old St Patrick St., Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain contact with ex-offenders at various stages of re-integration and to assist them. It is open to male and female adults of the general public in conflict with the law or at risk of conflict with the law and discharge planning with inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

40 Cobourg St. North side door, Ottawa, ON

September- May Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
June - August Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m

This Centre provides information and referral services for residents of Lowertown

Men's Project (The)

180 Argyle Ave. Ste 321, Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Offers counselling and support services for men for men healing and recovering from childhood sexual and physical abuse.

National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA

180 Argyle Ave., Ottawa, ON
613-237-1320 Ext: 5003

Counselling program for families focusing on preschool children 3-6 years old, and violence. Children are encouraged to express themselves through play and art activities. Individual counselling aims to facilitate the coping and healing process.  

Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre

381 Kent St. Ste 4004, Ottawa, ON
613-235-4875 Ext: 116

Hours: Monday -Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m./ LINC evenings and Saturdays

Eligibility: All immigrants, newcomers and refugees, see website for details.

A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization committed to advancing the full social and economic integration and participation of newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Ottawa. Provides, Employment Services, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), Client and Counselling Services

Language of Service: English; Mandarin; Chinese; Cantonese

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre- Social Services

221 Nelson St., Ottawa, ON


Program and service hours vary, see website for details.

Integrated community health and social services centre, which includes treatment planning and referral as appropriate, parenting support, and counselling services.

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

613-725-2160, 24 hour support line:  613-234-2266

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m./Evening and weekend appointments available

Services for women 16 years of age and over who are survivors of sexual violence. Counselling includes,  support groups, short and long-term support, information and accompaniment and support to court, hospital and police.

Ste-Anne Medical Centre

500 Old St Patrick St., Ottawa, ON


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A component of the HIV/AIDS-Related Services Program offered by the Ste-Anne Medical Centre. A social intervention worker and a team of trained volunteers provide respite care, transportation, support and a variety of other services to support parents and children affected by HIV/AIDS. A social intervention worker also provides individual and family counselling (including pre- and post-test counselling) and support.

 The Ottawa Mission

35 Waller St., Ottawa, ON

24 hours 613-234-1144

Hours: Monday-Sunday (24 hours)/Community Meals, Drop-in, Chapel Service, Free Men's Clothing program/Medical & Dental clinic hours vary. Please see website for details. 

The shelter is for transient, homeless men 18 years of age and older. The drop-in centre also accepts women and children. The Hospice is available for homeless men and women requiring palliative care.

The Well / La Source

154 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON

613-594-8861 Ext: 27/ Women's Line
Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. /Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

A spiritual and justice-based gathering place for women and women with children. A safe, supportive, inclusive environment where women come together to empower each other while nurturing the whole person. Drop-in day program for women with their children of all ages.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit. Urban Inuit Community Centre

Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-565-5885

Mamisarvik Healing Centre 613-563-3546 Inuit Family Resource and Health Centre and Community Support 613-749-4500 TI-Family Health Team Medical Centre

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Centre offers holistic and therapeutic treatments, that help clients end dependency on drugs and alcohol, and healing from past trauma. The focus is developing a healthy lifestyle. Provides treatment programs, for children 0-13, youth 10-25 and families. Community support programs also offers short-term counselling, crisis intervention, support for housing, legal, medical and social services, as well as a weekly Inuit women's healing circle.

Language of Service: English; Inuktitut

Youville Centre

150 Mann Ave., Ottawa, ON

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Helping single mothers 15-21 years old.  Center provides early childhood learning programs, with on-site day care.

Centre pyschosocial  

150 Montreal Rd. East Ste 300, Ottawa, ON
613-789-2240, Crisis Phone: 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Francophone organization that provides mental health services for children, youth, families and the important people in their living environments. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team for children aged 0 to 18 (or 21 years for the Young Parents Program) who have adjustment difficulties, behavioral problems or other symptoms associated with mental health.

Maison Fraternité. Centre de traitement mixte pour adultes

242 Cantin St. West, Ottawa, ON
Monday-Sunday 24 hours 613-741-2523/ Toll Free: 1-877-654-0990

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

French speaking professional help, treatment and rehabilitation centre for men and women, 16 years or older, with an alcohol and/or drug or medication addiction, living in Ontario, and their families. Women needing residential treatment will be directed to a woman's residence. Residential services: Assessment is a 28-day intensive treatment period and a long-term program promoting social reintegration (depending on the needs of each client the intensive treatment program may be increased by 4-16 weeks or more). External services: Assessment of individual, group, couples and family counselling, motivational groups, groups for co-dependents, follow-up groups for former residents,community education, groups for individuals with concurrent disorders, possibility of intensive treatment for non-residents. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held on site.

Minwaashin Lodge - Aboriginal Women's Support Centre

424 Catherine St 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
613-741-5590, Crisis: 24 hours 613-789-1141,

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Services and programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, children, youth, elders and families. Services and programs include counselling, respite care and healing circles. Grandmother and youth groups are also available. Employment training, counselling. Legal accompaniment and support to legal proceedings and other appointments. Shelter available for abused women and their children.

 Miriam Centre

2742 St Joseph Blvd Ste 030, Ottawa, ON

 Support and practical assistance to anyone facing a difficult pregnancy and post pregnancy.  Assistance is available for as long as necessary. Emergency assistance with diapers, baby formula and baby food is also provided. 

Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

240 Centrum Blvd Unit 105, Orléans, ON

Hours vary throughout the week. See website above for details.

Area Served: Ottawa River, Châtelaine Village (North), Cumberland/Sarsfield (East), Vars (South), Carlsbad Springs, Mer Bleue/Place d'Orléans Dr (West) - old township of Cumberland

A community resource centre and referral services for residents of Orleans and the township of Cumberland. Programs include Ontario Early Years Centre (birth-6 years) and Child progra (6-12 years).  Some counselling services have sliding scale fees.

 Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic

Billings Bridge Plaza, 2277 Riverside Dr. Ste 202, Ottawa, ON

Providing focused care in the areas of anxiety and psychological traumas. Psychiatric services are covered by OHIP. Psychological and psychotherapy services are fee for service and may be covered by extended health care or other insurance plans.

 Somali Centre for Family Services

1719 Bank St. Ste 200, Ottawa, ON


Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

A multi-ethnic centre offering services for refugees, immigrants and residents.

Language of Service: English; French; Italian; Arabic; Somali; Swahili




Ottawa. City Operations. Ottawa Public Health Department. Clinical Programs Branch. Sexual Health Centre

179 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Public Health Information: 613-580-6744
AIDS - Sexual Health Info line: 613-563-2437

Area Served: City of Ottawa

Clinic Hours Monday & Wednesday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. /Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. /AIDS - Sexual Health Info line Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Individuals can call ahead or drop-in to the centre.  This is a sexcual health centre that offers a variety of services which includes, counselling, contraception and testing fore STIs. Includes Hepatitis A & B immunization (for those who qualify). RAPID HIV TESTING (Point of Care): by appointment only.

 Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre

Hardini Centre, 225 Donald St. Ste 120, Ottawa, ON


Hours September - June: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m./Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Hours July -August: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Integrated social services for the communities of North-East Ottawa.

Area Served: Postal codes starting with K1K and, in some cases, K1G and K1M/ Residents of Overbrook, Forbes, Carson, Lindenlea, Castle Heights, Rockliffe, New Edinburgh and Manor Park.

Pink Triangle Services

331 Cooper St Ste 200, Ottawa, ON

Social service for the health and wellness of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans (transsexual, transgender, genderqueer), two-spirit and questioning (GLBTTQ) people in the Ottawa/Outaouais region. Identifying and addressing the needs of these groups.

Planned Parenthood Ottawa

PEBB Building
2197 Riverside Dr Ste 403, Ottawa, ON


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m./ evenings by appointment only Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Supporting people to make informed sexual and reproductive choices. Information and Referral Services are available.


Serenity Renewal for Families

2255 St Laurent Blvd South Ste 202, Ottawa, ON


Hours: Monday-Fri 9 am-4 pm

Supporting individuals experiencing problems either directly or indirectly from addictions or addictive behaviours. Programs include, counselling, workshops and services.

Vanier Community Service Centre

290 Dupuis St, Ottawa, ON

Hours, September-June: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hours, July - August: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 p.m.
Early Years Centre and Millenium Learning Centre Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12 noon

Integrated social services for members of the Vanier district (postal code K1L). Includes crisis intervention, information and referal, services for early child care, family outreach and food bank, legal and financial services.

Millennium Learning Centre: Offers free access to computers and the Internet.

 Carlington Community Health Centre. Assertive Community Treatment Team

900 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, ON
613-722-9731, TTY: 613-761-7633

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. /after-hours and crisis intervention services on a 24 hour basis for clients within the program

Provides treatment to people 16 years of age and older with  persistent or chronic mental illness. Persons with a high service use as defined by being in an institution on the basis of a mental illness for more than 90 days continuous, 50 days in the past year or 150 days over the past 3 years. Additional consideration is given to clients who exhibit difficulty with homelessness and incarceration. Persons with a significant functional impairment demonstrated by: the inability to maintain activities of daily living, the inability to maintain personal safety, and the inability to participate in existing services. Complexity of presenting problems given priority, such as coexisting substance abuse of more than 6 months, co-morbidity of psychiatric diagnosis, or criminal justice involvement.


Carlington Community Health Centre. Family Violence Program

900 Merivale Rd., Ottawa ON

Hours: Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m./ Tueday- Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Services for women 16 years of age and over, who have experienced verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their relationship- priority given to women living within the catchment area and to Francophone women in general

Champlain Rehab Solutions

2625 Queensview Dr Ste 101, Ottawa, ON
613-726-9823 ext 3001 or 3002,

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Private services offer a range of health services at home or in a long-term care
facility. Both short-term help and support for individuals to staty in their homes.

House of Hope and Healing

14 Bayswater Ave, Ottawa, ON

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Offers, 12-step program that seeks to bring to all clients (individuals, couples and families) hope and healing in all areas of life.


Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre

Merivale Mall
1642 Merivale Rd Unit 541, Ottawa, ON


Hours September- June: Monday,Wednesday,Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hours July-August: Monday, Wedensday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Legal Aid drop-in Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Thursday1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Integrated social services for the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode area (some programs are offered to all residents of Ottawa)

 Odawa Native Friendship Centre

12 Stirling Ave, Ottawa, ON
510 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON - Shawenjeagamik Aboriginal Drop-in Centre

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. * Program hours may vary

Membership fees do apply and vary according to program. This is an Aboriginal community services centre working to ehance the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Capital region, to maintain a tradition of community and provides traditional teachings from elders.

Language of Service: English * Inuit ; First Nations - Cree, Ojibway

Ottawa. City Operations. Ottawa Public Health Department. Clinical Programs Branch. Sexual Health Centre. Barrhaven, South Nepean Community Health Centre

4100 Strandherd Dr, Kanata, ON

Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744
AIDS - Sexual Health Info line 613-563-2437
Toll Free: 1-866-426-8885
TTY: 613-580-9656,

Area Served: City of Ottawa

Hours, Clinic: Wednesday 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hours, AIDS - Sexual Health Info line: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sexual health centre offering youth, young adults and adults a variety of services which includes, counselling on healthysexuality, including STIs, confidential and anonymous HIV testing. Includes Rapid testing (point of care). By appointment only. Hepatitis A & B immunization (for those who qualify).

 Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. Social Services

1365 Richmond Rd 2nd Flr, Ottawa,
Medical Clinic: 613-820-2006

Hours, Administration: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hours, Clinic/Counselling/Intake: Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.  Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Health and community services centre offering intergrated social and medical services for the Pinecrest-Queensway region and South Nepean communities of Nepean, Rideau, Osgoode and Manotick. Offers primary health care; including needle exchange, anonymous HIV testing and safe crack kits, Community Health , pathways to education, children and family services, specialized pre-school services and mental health services. 

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON

Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 Provides professional day and evening programs for women and men with alcohol, prescription or illegal drug abuse or gambling dependencies, and for family members. See website for further details of various programs available.

 Somerset West Community Health Centre

55 Eccles St, Ottawa, ON
Health Services and on-call doctors after hours: 613-238-1220
Social Services: 613-688-2766
Health Services: 613-235-2982

See website for various hours of operations.

Area Served: North-South: Ottawa River to Carling Ave * East-West: Bronson Ave to Island Park Dr

Integrated social and health services, including HIV testing.

 The Counselling Group

2255 Carling Ave Ste 300, Ottawa, ON
613-722-2225  Intake Worker ext: 352

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

3 years of age or older, of all faiths and backgrounds, within the Ottawa community.

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents - from 7 to 14 years of age
Various programs for individuals, couples, families and group counselling using a holistic, client centered approach to counselling. Counselling services are covered through both private and workplace health care benefit programs.

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON

613-722-6521/Crisis Phone: 613-722-6521 Ext: 6712,

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Various programs for adults 18 years and older; Anxiety programs, mood disorder program, Schizophrenia Program

How to Apply: Referral from a physician is necessary.  fFees are covered by the Ontario Health Card.

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Crt, Ottawa, ON

613-591-3686, TTY: 613-591-0484,

Hours, September: May: Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Evenings by appointment

Hours, June-August: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Evenings by appointment

Community and social services for Kanata, Nepean, West Carleton and Goulbourn: Information, referral, short-term counselling for individuals and families. *

Language of Service: English; French

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. Mental Health Services. Youth and Family Counselling Services

2301 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 7G3

Phone: Intake 613-562-3004
Crisis Phone: 613-260-2360

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m./ Intake Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
/Evening appointments available on weekdays

Mental health services for children and youth between the ages of 12 to 20 who are experiencing difficulties, and their families. Addresses a wide spectrum of issues affecting youth and families. Ongoing training opportunities for staff to remain current with recent research and development in the field.

Telephone Crisis Counselling

 Telephone Crisis Counselling is available free of charge on an anonymous basis. Some organizations have crisis lines open to anyone in crisis, while others work only with a specific population.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

PO Box 20206, Ottawa, ON

Crisis Phone: 613-562-2333TTY:

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./ Crisis Line Monday-Sunday 24 hours

Support and information to victims of recent sexual assault, sexual harassment and childhood sexual assault. 24-hour crisis line. Also provides short and long-term counselling, support groups and workshops, accompaniment to court, hospital or police, community education and volunteer training program