Lowertown Community Resource Centre

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Record #: OCR1480 Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 16 Sep 2013
Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website
Office Phone613-789-3930
Located In CommunityOttawa
Address40 Cobourg St, North side door
Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6
Google Map
IntersectionVanier Pkwy and St Patrick St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Bus Route NotesOC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules
ParkingFree parking
Description and Services
DescriptionThis Centre provides information and referral services * crisis intervention * counselling services (individual and family) * support group for abused women * home support services * Community Development Program * youth program * early years program * multicultural program * a school based program. 
Programs and services include: 
* Contact Ottawa: A voice mail box service for those who are unable to maintain a home phone line. 
* Parent-Child Playgroup: For children 6 years old and under and their parents or caregivers 
* Multicultural Program: Facilitates the integration of people of various ethnic backgrounds who are new to Canada through services and activities such as counselling, drop-ins, exercise groups and collective kitchens  
* Community Garden 
* Lowertown Good Food Box 
* Home Management Counselling Services (City of Ottawa): Home support services, such as light housekeeping and child care as well as home management counselling on budgeting, nutrition and parenting. Trains and employs part-time workers for this program. 
* Catholic Family Services: counselling for individuals, families, couples and groups in areas such as personal difficulties, parent-child relations, violence and incest. 
* Health Promotion (Public Health): Public Health nurse offers services to help adults prevent disease and stay healthy through good nutrition, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, stress management and smoking cessation. 
* Income Tax Clinics: Free income tax clinics for Lowertown residents that are low income. 
* Collective Kitchen: Possibility to meet twice a month to plan and prepare 5 nutritious, economical and freezable meals to serve at home. 
* Women Alive : arobic classes (Tuesday 1 - 2 pm) and free swim available for women only (Thursday 1 -2 pm) 
* Seniors Get Together : excercise class for seniors of different ethnic groups (Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm)  
* Youth Programs: Homework Club (6-17 year olds) * Club 310 (a recreational based program) for youth aged 6-11 * Youth Centre drop-in offered to 12-17 year olds, where various activities are offered 
* Youth counselling program: Support and counselling are offered to children and youth individually or in groups 
* Lowertown, Our Home Project: A partnership between residents and various community partners who actively engage community members in identifying common concerns, community solutions and preventative measures to build a safe and healthy community.
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, September-May * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, June-August
Areas ServedOttawa (City of) - Lowertown area
BoundariesNorth-South: Ottawa River to Rideau St * East-West: Rideau River to Sussex Dr
EligibilityResidents of Lowertown
ApplicationTo find the centre serving your area, visit this link: www.coalitionottawa.ca/en/find-your-chrc.aspx
Languages of ServiceEnglish ; French ; Interpretive Services - on request
FeesService - Fees for long-term counselling service, geared-to-income ; None
Contact Information
Primary ContactDiane Pétrin, Executive Assistant; Email: dpetrin@crcbv.ca
Primary ExecutiveSonia Pouliot, Executive Director; Email: spouliot@crcbv.ca
SubjectsAbuse ; Adults ; Charitable status ; Children ; Computers ; Counselling ; Crisis intervention ; Family therapy ; Family violence ; Food action projects ; Free services ; Homeless people ; Immigrants ; Income tax clinics ; Infants ; Marriage counselling ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Nonprofit organizations ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Refugees ; Smoking ; Somali community ; Support groups ; Telephones ; Toddlers ; Women ; Young adults ; Youth
Broader TermsAdults ; African community ; Age groups ; Children ; Counselling ; Criminal offences ; Cultural communities ; Electronic equipment ; Equipment ; Family support ; Financial services ; Groups ; Health ; Health hazards ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Organizations ; Parenting support ; Psychotherapy ; Reduced cost services ; Social action
Service Categories - Blue BookMulti-Service Departments and Organizations