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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-729-3145
After Hours Phone 613-729-1393
Fax 613-729-9308
E-Mail infomail@immigrantwomenservices.com
Website www.immigrantwomenservices.com
Primary Contact Mercy Lawlovi, Executive Director; Phone: 613-729-3145 ext 227; Email: mercy@immigrantwomenservices.com
Alternate Contact Zahide Yilbas, Manager, Language Services; Phone: 613-729-3145 ext 226; Email: zahide@immigrantwomenservices.com
Volunteer Coordinator Noushin Alyzad Ragheb, Volunteer Coordinator
Primary Executive Mercy Lawluvi, Executive Director
Address & Map
Bruyère Centre for Immigrant/Centre Bruyère pour immigrants
219 Argyle Ave, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Services for culturally diverse women who are victims/survivors of violence and/or newcomers.

Crisis Intervention and Counselling Service: Crisis intervention * short-and long-term counselling * information, referral and support services * support to victims of war and trauma * support and information on various options for pregnant women

Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services

* Employment Services: Includes a comprehensive job search workshop held monthly * On-site free child care is available during the workshops * computer training for immigrant women * one-on-one counselling * pre-employment sessions * referrals

* Outreach: Information presentation and workshops for newcomer immigrant women on parenting in a new culture, legal information, social assistance etc. * Works with service providers and community partners to reach isolated newcomer immigrants and refugee women.

Children Who Witness Violence Program: Support and information to children who witness violence in the home * individual counselling for children * family counselling * art club for children and mothers * Offered in partnership with Family Services à la famille Ottawa.

Support Groups: 10-week support group for women survivors of violence * Transportation, child care and language interpretation available.

Transitional and Housing Support Program for Abused Women

Language Interpretation Service: see separate record for details

Language Interpreter Training: For culturally diverse women and men who fulfill the requirements for training * For more information on this program, call the Language Interpretation service

Public Education, Training and Outreach: Information sessions on Ottawa's diverse community * anti-oppression training for service providers * public education sessions on domestic violence for newcomers
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Immigrant women victims / survivors of violence * children who witness violence
Application Referrals by the police, hospitals, shelters, lawyers and organizations serving immigrants
Languages English ; French ; Akan ; Albanian ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Bengali ; Bosnian ; Burmese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Czech ; Danish ; Dari ; Dinka ; Farsi ; German ; Greek ; Gujarati ; Hebrew ; Hindi ; Hungarian ; Italian ; Japanese ; Khmer ; Korean ; Kurdish ; Lingala ; Macedonian ; Malay ; Nepali ; Nuer ; Oromo ; Pashto ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Romanian ; Russian ; Serbian ; Shona ; Slovak ; Somali ; Spanish ; Swahili ; Swedish ; Tagalog ; Tamil ; Thai ; Turkish ; Ukrainian ; Urdu ; Vietnamese ; Yiddish ; Tirginya ; Singhalese ; Laotian ; Kirundi ; Kikongo ; Cantonese ; Creole ; Serbo-croatian
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/immigrantwomenservicesottawa
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ImmigrantWomen
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1988
Funding Provincial ; Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 131976581 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * promotional kit * employment training manual * sensitivity training manual
Date Updated 23 Jul 2018
Subjects
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Child Guidance ~ Children Witnessing Violence ; Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Domestic Violence Shelters ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Women ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Women ; Outreach Programs ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Pro-Choice Pregnancy Counselling ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Pro-Life Pregnancy Counselling ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Cultural/Racial Issues

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