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Somerset West Community Health Centre

Site: Ottawa - Somerset St W

Service: Children and Youth Services

Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
755 Somerset St W
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1
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Intersection Booth St and Somerset St W
Mailing Address c/o Somerset West Community Health Centre 
55 Eccles St 
Ottawa, ON K1R 6S3
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Limited free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID19 (2 June 2020): Many services are changed or offered virtually during the pandemic. See website for details and latest updates.

Prevention and early intervention services for socially isolated, low-income families with children. Using a community development approach, mutual support groups are formed in West Central Ottawa. Based on the principle of self-help, the programs assist families to acquire the skills, supports and services they need.

Emphasis is placed on building parents' capabilities and the community through networking of parents, group activities, and the provision of services and information.

Services: referrals * community support groups * parenting group * prenatal support group and nutrition classes * postnatal support * playgroup * counselling * clothing cupboard * toy lending library * Headstart Nursery School and full day program * homework clubs * youth groups * summer and youth leadership camps * Friends for Life program * Kids Have Stress Too program
Hours COVID19: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 am-4 pm * Wed 8 am-7:30 pm * Sat 8 am-2 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries North-South: Ottawa River to Carling Ave * East-West: Bronson Ave to Island Park Dr
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Children and youth 18 years and under * socially isolated, low income families with children/youth within the boundaries
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.

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Languages English ; French ; Chinese
Fees None
Service Categories Childbirth Education ; Children's Play Groups ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Homework Help Programs ; Nutrition Education ; Parent Support Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Peer to Peer Networking
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-8210
Fax 613-288-2436
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Cori Thompson-Smith, Program Manager
Alternate Contact Meghan Macdonell, Children and Youth Community Developer
Primary Executive Naini Cloutier, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Suzanne Obiorah, Director, Primary Health Care and Regional Programs
Other Details
Established 1972 * Program: 1987
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services * Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118881671 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Individual program flyers * brochures
Resources Website, annual report, list of resources at the reception
Accreditation Yes, by Community Organizational Health Inc. * member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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