Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Site: Ottawa - Rideau St

Service: Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Alternate Name 510 ; House of Compassion
Former Name 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) Aboriginal drop-in centre. The Centre has partnerships with: Front Line Workers * Outreach Workers * Housing Specialists * Visiting Nurses * Elders * Trainers * Attendants 
Offers a secure and culturally appropriate place where people can use the following services: 
* 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 * employment services 
* 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 Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm * call or check website for times of other activities 
Meals are twice daily 8 am, 12 noon-1 pm
Meetings Wellbriety Wed 5 pm-8 pm
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 Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Homeless Meals ~ 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
E-Mail shawenjig@odawa.on.ca
Website www.odawa.on.ca/
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Carrie Diabo, Coordinator
Alternate Contact Morgan Hare, Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-3811; Fax: 613-722-4667; Email: executive.director@odawa.on.ca
Primary Executive Morgan Hare, Executive Director
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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