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The Ottawa Mission

Site: The Ottawa Mission

Service: Addiction Services

Alternate Name LifeHouse ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
35 Waller St
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
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Intersection Waller St and Rideau St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) An emergency homeless shelter for people without housing and those at risk of being homeless in the Ottawa region. Offers the basics of food, shelter, clothing as well as programs like Job Training, a Learning Centre, a Hospice and a Medical/Dental Clinic.

Addiction services:

The Day Program: Out-patient program for men in the community struggling with addiction issues. * includes morning groups and afternoon drop-in counselling *.participants must be sober the days they attend

Hope Program: 3 month residential program using a harm-reduction approach to substance use.* reduce the negative effects of substance abuse on their lives through integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, addiction counselling and case management services.

Stabilization: Abstinence-based residential program for adult males to stabilize their lives and their addictive behaviour before entering a formal treatment program and/or safe housing * program usually 30-60 days * zero-tolerance for any alcohol, drugs and/or gambling in the program: random drug testing and room checks are completed. * group therapy * individual counselling * psycho-educational groups * Residents are also expected to attend a minimum of three (3) outside groups or meetings each week. * Residents are not permitted to work while enrolled.

LifeHouse Program: Five-month residential addiction treatment facility. * Core Treatment phase (first three months): individual counselling * group therapy * psycho-educational sessions such as trauma and substance abuse class * anger management class * anxiety and mindfulness classes * spiritual formation group * groups focused on working on self esteem, goal setting, personal wellness, working through emotions. Clients can work, volunteer or attend school in the final two-month Reintegration phase Aftercare: Aftercare is an integral part of Addiction Services. Continuing education * job training * individual counselling * and group therapy are available to all graduates. Clients are encouraged to attend bi-weekly meetings and weekly counselling sessions after completing the program.

Second Stage Housing: A safe affordable housing program for people who have completed an addiction treatment program, 3 months of sobriety.
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Men 18 years and older who have a drug or alcohol addiction * see the description of each program for their individual requirements
Application Call to apply
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Alcohol Use Disorder ~ Men ; Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Drug Use Disorders ~ Men ; Relapse Prevention Programs ; Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling
Contact Information
Office Phone 24 hours 613-234-1144
Fax 613-234-2813
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Jo McLean-Symmonds, Director of Programs; Phone: 613-234-1144 ext 289; Email:
Primary Executive Peter Tilley, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1906
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108150509 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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