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Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Site: Ottawa - Rideau St

Service: Reaching Home

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-3077
Fax 613-789-8403
Primary Contact Carrie Diabo, Coordinator
Alternate Contact Kim Jerome, Acting Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-3811; Fax: 613-722-4667; Email:
Address & Map
510 Rideau St
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Note (26 Mar 2020) closed to the public, until further notice, but the staff is equipped and are working remotely from home * contact program coordinators directly at 613-722-3811 and enter their extension if you are in need of assistance. This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page. 
Aboriginal drop-in centre. The Centre has partnerships with: Front Line Workers * Outreach Workers * Housing Specialists * Visiting Nurses * Elders * Trainers * Attendants * Bannock Bus 
Offers a secure and culturally appropriate place where people can use the following services: 
* professional counselling 
* employment readiness 
* life skills: financial management * hygiene * self-confidence * time management * nutrition * teamwork * resume writing * emails * computer skills 
* cultural teachings 
* referral services to: health centres * food banks * addiction centres 
* crisis Intervention: suicide prevention * counselling services 
* laundry and shower facilities available on a scheduled basis 
* two hot meals per day are provided on a scheduled basis 
* clothing donations 
* housing search and advocacy 
* Wellbriety (Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings with traditional teachings) and support groups
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm * call or check website for times of other activities 
Meals are twice daily 8 am, 12 noon-1 pm 
Wellbriety Wed 5 pm-8 pm (supper served)
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis people 16 years of age and older who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
Application Drop in or call
Languages English
Fees None
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Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1975; Program: 2004
Funding City / Town ; Federal - Service Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 128017852 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Date Updated 05 Mar 2020
Service Categories Community Meals ~ Indigenous Communities ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Homeless People

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