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Family Services Ottawa - Anti-Violence Program

Record #: 68971993 |  Last Full Update: 3 Feb 2022

Description and Services
Description (Service) Covid-19 (3 Feb, 2022): All services offered by telephne or video conference

Services for women who are experiencing or have experienced various forms of abuse

Support Groups:
  • group meets on a weekly basis for 12 sessions
  • sessions are offered in fall and spring
  • provides information and education around abuse, safety planning, sharing resources and support
Individual Counselling: offered to provide women a safe space in which to share their experiences and to develop an individualized plan to assist in dealing with legal, police and other systems, to review ongoing safety planning needs, and to assist in creating a healing plan and to develop strategies in moving forward

Transitional Support Program:
  • practical supports assistance such as safety planning, referral to shelters, lawyers and other support services
  • assistance with housing applications and accessing eligibility for financial assistance
  • court support
  • accompaniment to legal, medical and other appointments
Programs for Child Witnesses Woman Abuse

The Children's Group is offered to children aged 6-12 who have been exposed to their mothers' abuse
  • individual counselling is provided to children attending groups as needed
  • offered once a week for ten to twelve weeks in the evenings and generally consist of six to eight children per group
The Mothers' Group runs at the same time as the Children's Group and is offered to mothers whose children are in the children's program
  • individual counselling and mother/child counselling is provided to mothers attending groups as needed
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Evening appointments available on request
Eligibility Women 18 years and older and children survivors or witnesses of abuse
Languages English
Application Referrals accepted from family doctors, lawyers, police officers, or other community supports * self-referral welcome * to access services, call the Intake Worker
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Ottawa

312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-725-3601 ext 117
Fax 613-725-5651
TTY 613-725-6175
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