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VETS Canada

Site: Ottawa

Service: Veterans Emergency Transition Services Drop-In and Support Centre

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
517 Besserer St
Ottawa, ON K1N 6C5
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Intersection Rideau St and Charlotte St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Unknown
Parking Street parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (25 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, the Drop-In Centre is closed until further notice. Supports available remotely - call 1-888-228-3871 ext 160. The Drop-In Centre phone line (monitored Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 613-562-9772) is also being forward to remote support.  
Drop-in support services for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless * lounge * computer centre * library * common area * laundry facilities * phone 
Open to serving and retired military personnel, former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and supporters of the Canadian military from the VETS Canada Ottawa Chapter
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * Guitars for VETS meeting Wed afternoons
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa
Eligibility Canadian Armed Forces veteran or Royal Canadian Mounted Police veteran who is homeless or at risk of homelessness
Application Visit Centre or call toll-free number
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Veterans
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-562-9772
Toll Free Phone 1-888-228-3871
After Hours Phone 1-888-228-3871 ext 160
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Alexa Pasha, Ottawa Drop-In Manager and Support Services Navigator; Phone: 1-888-228-3871 ext 160 * 613-562-9772; Email:
Primary Executive Debbie Lowther, Co-Founder; Phone: 1-888-228-3871 ext 131; Email:
Alternate Executive Jim Lowther, Founder; Phone: 1-888-228-3871 ext 118; Email:
Other Details
Established 2010-2011

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