Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
|Record #: OCR0443||Last Full Update: 18 Feb 2015|
|Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website|
|Office Phone||Office 613-729-3145 * 24-hour Language Interpretation 613-729-1393|
|Toll Free Phone||24-hour Language Interpretation 1-866-859-8182|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address||Bruyère Centre for Immigrant/Centre Bruyère pour immigrants
219 Argyle Ave, Ste 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4
|Intersection||O'Connor St and Catherine St|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules|
|Parking||Pay parking lot|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Services for culturally diverse women who are victims/survivors of violence.
Crisis Intervention and Counselling Service: Crisis intervention * short-and long-term counselling * information, referral and support services * support to victims of war and trauma
Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
* Employment Services: Includes a 3-day comprehensive job search workshop held monthly * On-site free child care is available during the workshops * computer training for immigrant women * one-on-one counselling * pre-employment sessions * referrals
* Outreach: Information presentation and workshops for newcomer immigrant women on parenting in a new culture, legal information, social assistance etc. * Works with service providers and community partners to reach isolated newcomer immigrants and refugee women.
Children Who Witness Violence Program: Support and information to children who witness violence in the home * individual counselling for children * family counselling * art club for children and mothers * Offered in partnership with Family Services à la famille Ottawa.
Support Groups: 12-week support group for women survivors of violence * Transportation, child care and language interpretation available.
Transitional and Housing Support Program for Abused Women
Language Interpretation Service: Free confidential interpretation service for agencies serving non-English-speaking women who are victims/survivors of violence * over 50 languages * available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week * To access this service, call the Language Interpretation service
Language Interpreter Training: For culturally diverse women and men who fulfill the requirements for training * For more information on this program, call the Language Interpretation service
Public Education, Training and Outreach: Information sessions on Ottawa's diverse community * anti-oppression training for service providers * public education sessions on domestic violence for newcomers
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Language Interpretation Service Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Areas Served||Ottawa (City of)|
|Eligibility||Immigrant and visible minority women victims / survivors of violence * children who witness violence|
|Application||Referrals by the police, hospitals, shelters, lawyers and organizations serving immigrants|
|Languages||English ; French ; Akan ; Albanian ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Bengali ; Bosnian ; Burmese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Czech ; Danish ; Dari ; Dinka ; Farsi ; German ; Greek ; Gujarati ; Hebrew ; Hindi ; Hungarian ; Italian ; Japanese ; Khmer ; Korean ; Kurdish ; Lingala ; Macedonian ; Malay ; Nepali ; Nuer ; Oromo ; Pashto ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Romanian ; Russian ; Serbian ; Shona ; Slovak ; Somali ; Spanish ; Swahili ; Swedish ; Tagalog ; Tamil ; Thai ; Turkish ; Ukrainian ; Urdu ; Vietnamese ; Yiddish ; Tirginya ; Singhalese ; Laotian ; Kirundi ; Kikongo ; Cantonese ; Creole ; Serbo-croatian|
|Service Categories||Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Child Guidance ~ Children Witnessing Violence ; Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Domestic Violence Shelters ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Women ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Women ; Outreach Programs ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Cultural/Racial Issues|
|Primary Executive||Lucya Spencer, Executive Director|