Family Services Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Child Witnesses of Woman Abuse and their Mothers

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-725-3601
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
Fax 613-725-5651
Primary Contact Laurie Rektor, Program Director; Phone: 613-725-3601 ext 118; Email:
Primary Executive Deirdre Speers, Executive Director; Phone: 613 725-3601 ext 115; Email:
Address & Map
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Individual and group counselling, education, support for children who have witnessed woman abuse. 
Children’s Group: Provides a safe place where children can heal from their experience and have the opportunity to connect with other children who may share similar experiences. Under the direction of two experienced facilitators, the children will explore their individual strengths, learn about safe/unsafe behaviours and relationships and better understand their feelings and thoughts. 
While the children participate in the group, there is a separate mothers' group that meets for education, support, problem solving and sharing of information and resources that relate to their children. Groups are offered once a week for 12 weeks. Subsidies are available for travel and child care services.
Hours Program Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, some evenings * Groups 6 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 14 year(s) 
Children 6-14 years old whose mothers report the experience of abuse * mothers victims of abuse
Application Call or send an email to apply
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Interpreters are used whenever language is a barrier to receiving services.
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1914
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of 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.
Print Material Pamphlets
Date Updated 15 Jan 2020
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Child Guidance ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; General Counselling Services ~ Children of Abused Women/Men

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