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Get Help - Community Resources


Below is a comprehensive list of resources that can help depending on your situation. Please do not feel that you need to visit every web page or sort through them by yourself. Our job at OAARS is to help you navigate the addictions system. These resources and links are provided for your information. Please call us for help.
 
Social Housing
The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa maintains a central waiting list. If you are looking for subsidized housing, this is a good place to start. There are homes for singles, families and seniors.
 
Crisis Lines
The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region will answer your call for help at any time of day or night. Its crisis line specialists provide unbiased, non-judgmental support. All calls are confidential.
 
The Mental Health Crisis Line offers professionally trained volunteers who answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will provide support in a crisis and can transfer your call to the local crisis team if needed.
 
Hospitals
Depending on your medical condition, we may refer you to the Montfort Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital or the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
 
Shelters
Ottawa has a number of shelters for people who need a short-term place to stay. They include:
The Shepherds of Good Hope
The Ottawa Mission (men only)
The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre (men only)
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Youth Services Young Women’s Shelter (young women ages 12 to 20)
Youth Services Young Men’s Shelter (young men ages 12 to 20)


Community resources
AIDS Committee of Ottawa 
Anchorage—Salvation Army
Canadian Mental Health Association
Centre 507
John Howard Society of Ottawa
Montfort Renaissance Inc.
Ontario Provincial Police
Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services
Ottawa Needle & Syringe Program
Lifestyle Enrichment for Seniors (Centretown Community Health Centre)
Hawkesbury General Hospital (Community Services in Mental Health and Addictions)
 
Local health services
Centretown Community Health Centre
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Somerset West Community Health Centre
The Royal (Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program)
 
Local treatment centres
Alwood Treatment Centre
Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre
Empathy House
Maison Fraternité
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
MacKay Manor
House of Hope and Healing
Billy Buffett’s House of Welcome
Newgate 180
Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre
Serenity House
Sobriety House
Vesta Recovery Program for Women
Cornwall Withdrawal Management Centre
Hotel Dieu Hospital (Kingston) – Detoxification Centre
Renfrew County Addiction Treatment System
Renfrew Victoria Hospital – Addictions Treatment Services
 
Addiction Services
Addiction and Problem Gambling Services 
Ontario Drug and Alcohol Help Line
Ottawa Mission—Addiction Services
Addiction Services of Eastern Ontario
 
Other
Crisis Line: 613-238-3311
Mobile Crisis Unit: 613-241-8161
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
CAMH Réseau francophone de soutien professionnel
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Catholic Family Service Ottawa
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health Canada
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Information System (DATIS)
French Language Health Services Network
Addictions and Mental Health Network of Champlain
Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)