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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa - Unpublished

Service: Young Men's Emergency and Transitional Housing Program

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR ; YSB
Former Name Young Men's Shelter
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa 
2675 Queensview Dr 
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (27 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, several YSB sites are closed to the public, but the shelter remains open, with precautions in place. YSB asks clients call before coming to any location: Head Office at 613-729-1000 or Community Services at 613-241-7788.  
Young Men’s Shelter: Program that offers young men immediate access to safe housing * open 365 days a year * 24 hour support * 30 beds for emergency shelter and transitional housing * young men who lack family support are connected with youth workers who will help explore alternate housing options * referrals to internal and external housing, mental health, addictions, employment, financial, and health services offered 
Transitional Housing: offered for stays of up to one year * units give youth the opportunity to live semi-independently while developing life skills and autonomy
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 20 year(s) 
Shelter: homeless youth 12-20 years old who identify as male * Transitional Housing Program: youth 16-20 years old who identify as male * youth accessing shelter services, and who fall within the age of protection as set out by the Child and Family Services Act (0-17 years), will be connected to child protection services
Application Call 3-1-1 or the shelter directly for emergency housing or questions regarding the Transitional Housing Program * youth may also attend the Youth Services Bureau's Downtown Drop-In to discuss their housing needs
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Transitional program ; None - Shelter
Service Categories Case/Care Management ~ Homeless Youth ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Homeless Youth ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Homeless Youth ; Youth Shelters ~ Boys
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 24 hours 613-907-8975 ; Head Office 613-729-1000
Crisis Phone Mental Health Crisis Line 613-260-2360 ; Toll free 1-877-377-7775
Fax 613-907-8976
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Taryn Walsworth, Coordinator; Phone: 613-907-8975 ext 1400; Email:
Alternate Contact Stacey Lauridsen, Assistant Director of Community Services; Email:
Primary Executive Joanne Lowe, Executive Director; Phone: 613-729-0577 ext 1243; Email:
Other Details
Established 1960 * Program 2007
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Province of Ontario ; Grants - Children's Aid Society ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108228545 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * magazines
Resources Computer, website, books
Accreditation Yes, by Canadian Centre for Accreditation

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