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ODSP Application Support Worker Project, Centre 454

Assists persons with significant disabilities & barriers to navigate the complex ODSP application process from the initial expression of interest to the final decision of the Disability Adjudication Unit or Social Benefits Tribunal.

Record #: OCR1015 Last Full Update: 05 Jun 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Drop-in counselling centre for any adult (alone or with children) who finds it difficult to access services elsewhere due to illness, disability or homelessness. 
 
Practical assistance: shower and laundry facilities * telephones * small clothing items (underwear, socks, and seasonal accessories) * hygiene items * condoms * needle exchange 
 
Social Recreation Program: creative expressions program including literacy and writer's group, music appreciation, and visual arts * board games * card games * bingo * arts and crafts * special events * karaoke * chaplaincy 
 
Counselling: short-term supportive counselling * advocacy * crisis intervention * housing * employment support and resume writing * addiction * Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) / Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and Hepatitis A, B, C * groups (addiction, life skills) 
 
In-Reach visits by: Housing Help * Royal Ottawa Hospital Outreach Teams (psychiatric and addiction) * University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic 
 
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Application Support Program: Assists individuals with significant disabilities and barriers to navigate the complex application process
Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm * Wed 8 am-11:30 am * Sat, Sun 9 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Any adult 18 years and older (alone or with children) who is in need of a supportive environment or practical assistance. Some of the people served include men and women who are: 
* homeless or at risk of homelessness 
* psychiatrically disabled 
* lonely and isolated 
* unemployed 
* dealing with drug/alcohol addiction 
* recently discharged from hospital or jail
Application Drop-in
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ; Bathing Facilities ; Contraception ; Drop In Centres ; Gambling ; General Clothing Provision ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Hepatitis ; Housing Search and Information ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Individual Advocacy ; Laundry Facilities ; Mental Health Drop In Centres ~ Faith Based Organizational Perspective ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ~ Faith Based Organizational Perspective ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Personal/Grooming Supplies ; Prejob Guidance ; Public Health Nursing ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ; Telephone Facilities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-235-4351 ext 226
Fax 613-232-4919
E-Mail centre454@ottawa.anglican.ca
Website www.centre454.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Jennifer Crawford, Executive Director; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 227; Email: jen.crawford@ottawa.anglican.ca
Alternate Contact David Walsh, Program Manager; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 225; Email: david.walsh@ottawa.anglican.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Anna Evans, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 229; Email: anna.evans@ottawa.anglican.ca
Primary Executive Jennifer Crawford, Executive Director; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 227; Email: jen.crawford@ottawa.anglican.ca
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Basement
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
454 King Edward Ave
Ottawa, ON K1N 7M8
 
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Intersection King Edward Ave and Daly St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible - accessible washroom and shower
Parking Pay parking lot nearby * parking meters
Other Details
Established 1954
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Federal - Government of Canada ; Grants - Anglican Diocese of Ottawa ; Private
Resources Brochure
Resources Website
Accreditation No