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Chrysalis House

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Record #: OCR0737 Last Full Update: 02 Apr 2019
Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR
Former Name Community Resource Centre of Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kanata
Address & Map
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
2 MacNeil Court
Kanata, ON K2L 4H7
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Intersection Castlefrank Rd and Hazeldean Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable Routes 88 and 61
Physical Access Fully Accessible - women or children with mobility issues and/or women or children who are hard of hearing
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (2 April 2020): The 24h crisis line, crisis support for residents and one on one counseling for residents are still being offered. Intake is temporarily closed. 
Transition house that provides emergency shelter and support to abused women and their dependents. 
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 dependents.
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 Richard Annett, Executive Director; Phone: 613-591-3686 ext 223
Other Details
Established 1986; Shelter: 2004
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 128219201 RR001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlet
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes * Canadian Centre for Accreditation 2018