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Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Tikvah Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-2225 ask for Tikvah intake
Fax 613-722-7570
Primary Contact Shelley Rivier, Manager, Tikvah Unit; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 323; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrea Gardner, Associate Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 321; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Ranit Braun; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 411; Email:
Address & Map
2255 Carling Ave, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (1 apr 2020): Due to COVID19, services will be offered by phone, email and videoconference until further notice. Calls are being made to check in with clients on Tikvah. Tikvah will be cheques only and will be mailed to clients. Miriam's Well has been postponed. 
Social workers assist Tikvah clients with case management, counselling, advocacy, Kosher food security programs and some financial support
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm, Fri 9 am-1:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Champlain region
Eligibility Jewish people below the poverty line * eligibility for financial support based on financial assessment
Application Call to apply for services. 
To locate the food bank serving a region, use the Ottawa Food Bank locator by clicking here. * NOTE: be aware the postal code may direct callers living close to a boundary to the wrong food bank. Always inform the callers of this possibility. The clients should provide their address to ensure they are oriented towards the right resource. If you are unsure of a referral, call the Food Bank.
Languages English ; Hebrew
Fees None
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1980
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 11923358 RR0001 ; Foundation - United Jewish Appeal
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Date Updated 18 Mar 2020
Service Categories Individual Advocacy ~ Jewish Community ; Passover Programs ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ Jewish Community

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