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Chrysalis House

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Record #: OCR0737 Last Full Update: 21 Feb 2018
Description and Services
Description (Service) Transition house that provides emergency shelter and support to abused women and their dependants. 
Services to women include: 24-hour crisis line * crisis support * counselling * housing support * legal support * parenting support * support groups * advocacy and referral to community resources 
Children's services include: crisis support * counselling * support groups
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Program hours Mon-Sun 24 hours service
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Women and their dependants.
Application Call to apply

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Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Cultural Interpreters Services can be arranged to assist with most other language needs.
Fees None
Service Categories Domestic Violence Hotlines ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Women
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-591-5991 ext 221
TTY Phone 613-591-8912
Crisis Phone 613-591-5901
Fax 613-591-5977
Primary Contact Erin Baydak, Team Manager; Phone: 613-591-5991 ext 288; Email:
Alternate Contact Martine Dore, Senior Manager, Violence Against Women and CST; Phone: 613-591-5991 ext 222; Email:
Primary Executive Melody Paruboczy, Executive Director; Phone: 613-591-3686
Alternate Executive Martine Dore, Senior Manager, Violence Against Women and CST
Former Name Community Resource Centre of Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kanata
Address & Map
Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3
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Mailing Address c/o Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 
2 MacNeil Court 
Ottawa, ON K2S 1T3
Physical Access Fully Accessible - women or children with mobility issues and/or women or children who are hard of hearing
Other Details
Established 1986; Shelter: 2004
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 128219201 RR001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Pamphlet
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, Building Healthy Organizations Accreditation 2010, Canadian Centre for Accreditation 2014