Family Services Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Anti-Violence Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-725-3601 ext.117
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
Fax 613-725-5651
Primary Contact Laurie Rektor, Program Director; Phone: 613-725-3601 ext 118
Primary Executive Deirdre Speers, Executive Director
Address & Map
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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-Thu 8:30 am-9 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Women 18 years and older and children survivors or witnesses of abuse against the human person, past or present.
Application Referrals accepted from family doctors, lawyers, police officers, or other community supports * self-referral welcome * to access services, call the Intake Worker
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - available on request
Fees None ; Assistance with child care and transportation may be available to those who qualify.
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1914
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107376147 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
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Date Updated 25 Jun 2019
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Abused Women ; Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Adult Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Counselling ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Women's Support Groups ~ Family Violence Issues

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