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Resources for Youth

Mental Health, Addictions, & Crisis Support

Access MHA 

Online referral hub for mental health and addictions services 

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

Crisis Support, Information Resources

24/7 crisis line: 613-238-3311

Mental Health Crisis Line

Crisis Support, Information Resources

Phone: 613-722-6914

Outside Ottawa: 1-866-966-0991

Counselling Connect

Quick access to a free phone or video counselling session, available in English and French. You choose a convenient date and time. 

Youth Services Bureau

Crisis line: 613-260-2360

Hopewell Eating Disorder Support

Phone: 613-241-3428

Kind

"Kind Space is a community centre in Ottawa – unceded Algonquin territory – that offers resources, events, social and educational programming. Our work celebrates, supports, and prioritizes oppressed sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions."

Roberts Smart Centre

Contact Intake Coordinator either at 613-728-1946 ext.236 or intake@rsc-crs.com

Recovery Care

"Providing Hope, Help and Respect for persons struggling with addiction."

Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre

Phone: 613-563-0363

The Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre (OWMC) 

Residential Withdrawal Management Program, Community Withdrawal Management Program, Day Program, 24/7 monitoring and support from counselors. 

 

Referrals are accepted from all sources (can self-refer). 

 

16 years +

Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services

info@rideauwood.org

(613) 724-4881

Tel-Aide Outaouais (French)

613-741-6433

Fem’Aide (French)

Crisis Support, Information Resources

24/7 crisis line: 1-877-336-2433

Centre le Cap

Phone: 613-789-2240  Crisis Line:  1-877-377-7775

Operation Come Home

Phone: 613-230-4663

LGBTQ+ Counselling

Centretown Community Health Centre

420 Cooper St. Ottawa, ON K2P 2N6

Phone: 613-233-4443

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

24/7 Confidential Support: 613-234-2266

Service Access to Recovery

Phone: 613-241-5202

Community Addictions Peer Support Association

Phone: 613-686-6657

ConnexOntario

Mental health & addiction services information

Saint Paul Counselling Centre

Counselling with supervised interns, sliding scale fee based on client’s income

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre Crisis Line

Phone counselling, text counselling

613-562-2333

24hr line: 613-562-2333

Canadian Mental Health Association

Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation

 

To access services, call during regular business hours and ask to speak to the Information and Referral worker.

 613-737-7791

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

Phone: 613-725-3601

"We focus on issues of substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health. We also specialize in compassion."

Upstream

"Providing community supports to youth and adults living with mental health and substance-use health challenges, to lead self-guided and fulfilling lives."

Youth Net

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Phone: 613-738-3915

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

Phone: 613-594-8333

Kids Help Phone

Crisis Support for ages 0-20

1-800-668-6868

Health Care

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Physical health care, Crisis Support, Counselling

 

55 Eccles St. Ottawa, ON K1R 6S3

Phone: 613-238-8210

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Physical health care, Crisis Support, Counselling

221 Nelson St. Ottawa, ON K1N 1C7

Phone: 613-789-1500

Emergency Dental Health Services

Please call the Dental Information Line at 613-580-2424 ext. 23510

South-East Community Health Centre

Physical health care, Crisis Support, Counselling

600-1355 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7

Phone: 613-737-5115

The Clinic

Healthcare and support for individuals who have experienced trafficking and/or sexual coercion, or are at risk. All genders. No ID or insurance required.

613-686-1818

Lowertown Community Health Centre

Physical health care, Crisis Support, Counselling

40 Cobourg St. Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6

Phone: 613-789-3930

Healthcare for individuals experiencing homelessness.

5 Myrand Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5N7

Shelters and Drop-Ins

Restoring Hope Ministries

Emergency youth shelter (ages 16-24), night time youth drop-in, women’s drop-in, referrals, addiction support for youth,

140 Laurier Ave. W (First Baptist Church)

613-808-3321

Young Men's Shelter

Shelter for women ages 16-21

Phone: 613-789-8220

Email: shelter@ysb.ca

Showers, washrooms, laundry, computer and phone access, coffee and snacks

 

ODSP application help

454 King Edward Ave.

Youth Services Bureau

A range of programs including a daily youth drop-in.

 

The Drop-in is open from Monday to Friday from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Women’s Shelter

Shelter for women

613-237-4669 ext. 300

Shepherds of Good Hope

Phone: 613-688-2929 ext. 322 

233 rue Murray Street

Ottawa, ON

Minwaashin Lodge

Range of programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system.

613-741-5590

2323 St. Laurent Blvd (Conroy Industrial Park)

St. Joe's Women's Drop-in

"St. Joe’s Women’s Centre was founded in May 1984 to provide a daytime drop in Centre for Ottawa’s homeless women. The Centre has become a warm, safe, caring place where women come to spend the day, which can make a real difference in their lives."

Young Women’s Shelter

Shelter for women ages 16-21

Phone: 613-789-8220

Email: shelter@ysb.ca

The Ottawa Mission

Phone: 613-234-1144 

 

35 Waller St, Ottawa

Operation Come Home

A range of programs including a daily youth drop-in.

Drop-in hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 11:30am and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

Pregnancy and Parenting

Fire of God Community Outreach Centre

Grocery program - $30 donation to choose as many groceries as you want (fresh produce, bread, meat, etc.)

Free box of groceries available

212 Murray St., Ottawa

Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30, Sundays 12:30 - 2:30

St. Joe's Supper Table

Daily meals available, as well as a food bank. Visit the website for lots of great information.

Bikers Church

Drop-in

Free store - clothing, baby items, house items

Address: 155 Carillon St, Vanier, ON, Canada

Ottawa Food Bank

1317 Michael Street

Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9

Tel.: 613-745-7001

First Place Options

"First Place OPTIONS exists to provide you with free, confidential support"

Parent Resource Centre

A variety of programs and support for parents, including a parent support line: 613-565-2467 extension 2

Miriam Centre

We provide love and compassion
to all those who find the circumstances surrounding their pregnancy difficult.
All our services are free and confidential.

Call 613.830.8623

St. Mary's Home

"St. Mary’s Home offers a number of free programs and services to many young pregnant women and young moms and dads like yourself including; emergency shelter, continuing education, medical clinics, cooking classes, pregnancy groups, playgroups, counseling, and more."

Food and Supplies

Fire of God Community Outreach Centre

Grocery program - $30 donation to choose as many groceries as you want (fresh produce, bread, meat, etc.)

Free box of groceries available

212 Murray St., Ottawa

Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30, Sundays 12:30 - 2:30

St. Joe's Supper Table

Daily meals available, as well as a food bank. Visit the website for lots of great information.

Bikers Church

Drop-in

Free store - clothing, baby items, house items

Address: 155 Carillon St, Vanier, ON, Canada

Ottawa Food Bank

1317 Michael Street

Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9

Tel.: 613-745-7001

Education and Employment

Operation Come Home

OCH offers a program to help youth experiencing homelessness obtain their high school diplomas. They also offer employment support.

Employment Services - John Howard Society

"The Community Employment Resource Centre, through the Employment Service program, assists individuals to access training, and prepare for, find and maintain employment. It also provides assistance to employers to find and hire qualified employees. The Resource room offers a welcoming environment for individuals with information, resources and 14 computers available for public use."

Causeway Work Centre

Solutions for Youth is a Federally funded youth initiative for persons aged 16-29. Over a 16-week period, youth will receive support in developing the skills and work habits necessary to find employment or return to school. 

Pre-Employment Training  - John Howard Society

"PET Skills helps to achieve education, training and employment goals by offering services that assist in improving reading, writing, numeracy and computer skills. Instruction is offered through individualized learning and small group workshops. This program offers flexible times and allows individuals to work at their own pace."

Anti-Human Trafficking and Exploitation Support

CORATH

"We are here all day, all night, and all the time to empower youth aged 12-24 who are experiencing or have experienced exploitation."

Voice Found

Various supportive programs, including stage-based programs and peer support.

YouTurn

Focusing on the unique needs of each participant, the Next Chapter provides intensive community based support linking youth with health and mental health care, addictions treatment, education programs, residential support, financial assistance and employment.

A New Day

"A New Day focuses on survivors needs and interests, providing individuals with empathetic, consistent support, trauma informed care and viable opportunities for positive change."

Education and Employment

Legal Support

Justice for Children and Youth

Legal services for young people under 18 and up to 25 for homeless or undocumented young people in Ontario

Ottawa Legal Clinic

"Our mandate is to provide free summary legal advice to individuals who are facing unemployment or are experiencing other work-related legal issues and who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Due to COVID-19, all of our services will be provided remotely through telephone, email, and videoconferencing. "

Anti-Human Trafficking and Exploitation Support

Pregnancy and Parenting Support

Legal Support

Justice for Children and Youth

"Legal services for young people under 18 and up to 25 for homeless or undocumentedyoung people in Ontario."

Ottawa Legal Clinic

"Volunteer Lawyers and Law Students providing free legal services."

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