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Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Site: Ottawa - Rideau St

Service: Reaching Home

Alternate Name 510 ; CV19 ; House of Compassion ; OCR
Former Name Homelessness Partnering Strategy (2020) ; Shawenjeagamik Aboriginal Drop-in Centre
Legal Name Shawenjeagamik Aboriginal Drop In
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
510 Rideau St
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z6
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Intersection Cobourg St and Rideau St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (11 Jun 2020) Food Cupboard is still open, food boxes available. Call reception at 613-722-3811 for assistance or to volunteer. The centre and its offices are closed to the public, until further notice, but the staff is equipped and are working remotely from home * contact program coordinators directly if in need of assistance.

This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page.

Aboriginal drop-in centre. The Centre has partnerships with: Front Line Workers * Outreach Workers * Housing Specialists * Visiting Nurses * Elders * Trainers * Attendants * Bannock Bus

Offers a secure and culturally appropriate place where people can use the following services:
* professional counselling
* employment readiness
* life skills: financial management * hygiene * self-confidence * time management * nutrition * teamwork * resume writing * emails * computer skills
* cultural teachings
* referral services to: health centres * food banks * addiction centres
* crisis Intervention: suicide prevention * counselling services
* laundry and shower facilities available on a scheduled basis
* two hot meals per day are provided on a scheduled basis
* clothing donations
* housing search and advocacy
* Wellbriety (Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings with traditional teachings) and support groups
Hours COVID-19 Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
First Nations, Inuit and Métis people 16 years of age and older who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
Application Drop in or call
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Community Meals ~ Indigenous Communities ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Homeless People
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-3077
Fax 613-789-8403
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Carrie Diabo, Coordinator
Alternate Contact Kim Jerome, Acting Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-3811; Fax: 613-722-4667; Email:
Other Details
Established 1975; Program: 2004
Funding City / Town ; Federal - Service Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 128017852 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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