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Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Record #: 68971416 |  Last Full Update: 13 Oct 2021

Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (Feb 25, 2020): This organisation programs are being affected by COVID-19, refer to their website for most up-to-date information

This Centre provides
  • information and referral services
  • crisis intervention
  • counselling services (individual and family)
  • support group for abused women
  • home support services
  • Community Development Program
  • a school-based program
Specific programs and services include:
  • Contact Ottawa: A voice mail box service for those who are unable to maintain a home phone line
  • Parent-Child Playgroup: For children 6 years old and under and their parents or caregivers
  • Multicultural Program: Facilitates the integration of people of various ethnic backgrounds who are new to Canada through services and activities such as counselling, drop-ins, exercise groups and collective kitchens
  • Community Garden
  • Lowertown Good Food Market
  • Lowertown Good Food Box
  • Action Housing: assists, supports and advocates for disadvantaged individuals and families to find safe, adequate, affordable housing. Issues such as housing emergencies, evictions, discrimination, maintenance and repairs, and illegal rents can be addressed by a housing caseworker
  • Catholic Family Services: counselling for individuals, families, couples and groups in areas such as personal difficulties, parent-child relations, violence and incest
  • Income Tax Clinics: Free income tax clinics for Lowertown residents that are low income
  • Women Alive : Aerobic classes (Tuesday 1-2 pm) and free swim available for women only (Thursday 1-2 pm)
  • Youth Programs: Homework Club (6-17 year old groups (Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm) ) * Club 310 (a recreational based program) for youth aged 6-11 * Youth Centre drop-in offered to 12-17 year olds, where various activities are offered
  • Youth counselling program: Support and counselling are offered to children and youth individually or in groups
  • Lowertown, Our Home Project: A partnership between residents and various community partners who actively engage community members in identifying common concerns, community solutions and preventative measures to build a safe and healthy community
Hours COVID-19 Irregular, call for details
Eligibility Residents of Lowertown
Residency Requirements: North-South: Ottawa River to Rideau St * East-West: Rideau River to Sussex Dr
Languages English, French
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Location & Accessibility
Service Area Ottawa

40 Cobourg St
North side door
Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-789-3930
Fax 613-789-3443
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