Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa - Unpublished

Service: Young Men's Emergency and Transitional Housing Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 24 hours 613-907-8975 ; Head Office 613-729-1000
Crisis Phone Mental Health Crisis Line 613-260-2360 ; Toll free 1-877-377-7775
Fax 613-907-8976
Primary Contact Taryn Walsworth, Coordinator; Phone: 613-907-8975 ext 1400; Email:
Alternate Contact Stacey Lauridsen, Assistant Director of Community Services; Email:
Primary Executive Joanne Lowe, Executive Director; Phone: 613-729-0577 ext 1243; Email:
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa 
2675 Queensview Dr 
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) Young Men’s Shelter: Program that 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 offered 
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
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 20 year(s) 
Shelter: 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, and who fall within the age of protection as set out by the Child and Family Services Act, will be connected to child protection services
Application Call the shelter 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
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Transitional program ; None - Shelter
Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960 * Program 2007
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Province of Ontario ; Grants - Children's Aid Society ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108228545 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * magazines
Date Updated 04 Apr 2019
Service Categories Case/Care Management ~ Homeless Youth ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Homeless Youth ; Juvenile/Youth Shelters ~ Boys ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Homeless Youth

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