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Helpful Resources and Important Numbers

Artistic renditions by Aditi Misra.

No matter where you are in Ottawa, you can get immediate help. 

Numbers To Call:

Ottawa – Carleton Police: 613-236-1222
Emergency: 911



Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton: 613-225-3129
Chrysalis House: 613-591-5901
Interval House: 613-234-5181
Maison D’Amitie: 613-747-0020
Minwaashin Lodge: 613-741-5590 

Find a shelter near you with ShelterSafe, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters.
Find temporary housing and care for your pets with Safe Pet Ottawa.


Support Groups/Counseling

Assaulted Women's Helpline: 1-866-299-1011
Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 provides confidential phone and web counselling for children ages 20 and under, 24/7.

Youth Services Bureau: 613-260-2360 provides youth and family counselling, crisis support, a 24/7 crisis line, walk-in counselling and an online crisis chat service for youth at

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre: The ORCC supports and empowers trans and cis women, trans men, two-spirit, gender-fluid, and non-binary survivors. The crisis line provides service 7 days a week to survivors of sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors. Accompaniment can be arranged through the Crisis Line to hospital and police. Reach someone now by calling 613-562-2333.

Fem-Aide: 1-877-336-2433 Fem'aide offers French-speaking women struggling with gender-based violence, support, information and referral to the appropriate services in their community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week./ Fem’aide offre aux femmes d’expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l’aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité, 24 heures par jour, 7 jours par semaine.

Unsafe at Home Ottawa: WhatsApp or text us at (613) 704-5535. Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women and members of LGBTQ2S+ communities in Ottawa and Lanark County who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Health and Resource Centres 

Gloucester: 613-745-4818
Somerset: 613-238-8210
Carlington: 613-722-4000
Nepean: 613-596-5626
Pinecrest-Queensway: 613–820-4922
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre: 613-591-3686

Family Services Centre: 613-725-3601
Catholic Family Services: 613-233-8478

Web Links on Family Violence, Statistics, Women's and Children Services & Other Information:

Statistics Canada: When on this website, please search for keys words such as 'Family Violence' or 'Violence against Women' in order to obtain recent statistics about familial abuse.

Women’s Health Bureau: A great resource to learn about women’s health, health services, and things being done to improve and maintain these services.

Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN): An online legal resource for women’s organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services: This organization provides Nelson House with part time respite care, we really appreciate it!

Did you know?
Children who witness violence in the home have twice the rate of psychiatric disorders as children from non-violent homes.

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