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La Presence

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Record #: OCR1664 Last Full Update: 04 Jun 2018
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Temporary refuge to women who are victims of family violence * counselling * help and support in planning for the future * parenting courses * an educational, structured and peaceful family living environment 
Capacity for 12 women * smoke-free environment * length of stay: up to eight weeks with possibility of extension
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Dates Year-round, except for one month in the summer
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Women who are victims of family violence
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; French - Designated Agency under the French Language Services Act
Fees None
Service Categories Domestic Violence Shelters
Waiting List Periodically, there may be one
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-241-8297 * service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Fax 613-241-3540
Primary Contact Sister Marguerite Larivière, Assistant Director
Primary Executive Sister Michèle Thibert, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1986
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 892673484 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Accreditation No