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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Young Men's Emergency and Transitional Housing Program

Record #: 68972627 |  Last Full Update: 7 Jan 2022

Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (27 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, several YSB sites are closed to the public, but the shelter remains open, with precautions in place. YSB asks clients call before coming to any location: Head Office at 613-729-1000 or Community Services at 613-241-7788.

Young Men's Shelter:
  • offers young men immediate access to safe housing
  • open 365 days a year
  • 24 hour support
  • 30 beds for emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • young men who lack family support are connected with youth workers who will help explore alternate housing options
  • referrals to internal and external housing, mental health, addictions, employment, financial, and health services
Transitional Housing:
  • offered for stays of up to one year
  • units give youth the opportunity to live semi-independently while developing life skills and autonomy
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
  • homeless youth 12-20 years old who identify as male

  • Transitional Housing Program:
  • youth 16-20 years old who identify as male
  • youth accessing shelter services
  • youth who fall within the age of protection as set out by the Child and Family Services Act (0-17 years), will be connected to child protection services

Languages English, French
  • call 3-1-1 or the shelter directly for emergency housing or questions regarding the Transitional Housing Program
  • youth may also attend the Youth Services Bureau's Downtown Drop-In to discuss their housing needs
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Ottawa

Ottawa, ON

Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office 613-729-1000
Crisis 1-877-377-7775
Crisis 613-260-2360
Office 613-907-8975
Fax 613-907-8976
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