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Alternate Name CHRC ; CHRCS ; CV19 ; LCRC ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
40 Cobourg St, North side door
Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6
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Intersection Cobourg St and Old St Patrick St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (April 17, 2020): This organisation programs are being affected by COVID-19, refer to their website for most up-to-date information

This 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 * 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 Market
* Lowertown Good Food Box
* Action Housing: The agency assists, supports and advocates for disadvantaged individuals and families to find safe, adequate and affordable housing. Issues such as housing emergencies, evictions, discrimination, maintenance and repairs, and illegal rents can be addressed by a housing caseworker
* Catholic Family Services: counselling for individuals, families, couples and groups in areas such as personal difficulties, parent-child relations, violence and incest
* Income Tax Clinics: Free income tax clinics for Lowertown residents that are low income
* Women Alive : Aerobic classes (Tuesday 1-2 pm) and free swim available for women only (Thursday 1-2 pm)
* Youth Programs: Homework Club (6-17 year old groups (Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm) ) * 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
* Christmas program
Hours COVID-19 Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - Lowertown area
Boundaries North-South: Ottawa River to Rideau St * East-West: Rideau River to Sussex Dr
Eligibility Residents of Lowertown
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Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - on request
Fees Service - Fees for long-term counselling service, geared-to-income ; None
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Abused Women ; Adult Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Counselling ; Arts and Crafts Instruction ; Children's Play Groups ; Christmas Programs ; Community Voicemail ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Youth ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ High Risk Infants/Children ; Family Counselling ; Family Life Education ; Family Literacy Programs ; Food Preparation Facilities ; General Counselling Services ; Good Food Boxes ; Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services ; Home Management Instruction ; Homework Help Programs ; Housing Search Assistance ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Neighbourhood Improvement Groups ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ; Nutrition Education ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Personal Financial Counselling ; Physical Fitness ~ Women ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Safety Issues ; Public Health Nursing ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Smoking/Vaping Cessation ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Wellness Programs ; Women's Support Groups ~ Domestic Violence Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-3930
Fax 613-789-3443
Social Media Twitter
Primary Contact Carmen Oprea, Manager, Finances and Administration; Phone: 613-789-3930 ext 312; Email:
Primary Executive Matthew Beutel, Executive Director; Phone: 613-789-3930 ext 303; Email:
Other Details
Established 1985
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 896719796 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website, meeting rooms for non-profit organizations
Accreditation No * Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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