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Description and Services
Description (Service) Full service, non-sectarian agency offering more than 65 programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, be they individuals, couples, families or groups.

The Counselling Group, Walk-In Counselling Clinic, Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Unit, Settlement Services : see separate program records for description

Student Support: support towards academic and social success by engaging parents, teachers, school administration and other resources in a collaborative model

Shalom Bayit: support, guidance and advocacy offered to Jewish women who are experiencing emotional or physical abuse in an effort to assist them and their children towards safety * seeks to educate the community around issues of domestic violence and to encourage them to intervene where indicated

Street Smarts: non-denominational outreach program to the homeless which links homeless people who are ready for change to resources

Children and Youth Services: offers Jewish day school support, psycho-educational testing, bullying workshops and crisis intervention

* Member agency of Support Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario
Hours Summer Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-3 pm * Winter Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-1:30 pm * evening appointments for counselling available
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call to apply and speak with reception who will direct you to an intake worker.
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Hebrew ; Russian ; Somali ; Spanish
Fees Program ; Service - sliding fee scale for counselling
Service Categories Academic Counselling ~ Jewish Community ; Assertiveness Training ; Bereavement Counselling ~ Jewish Community ; Family Counselling Agencies ; Individual Advocacy ; Parenting Skills Classes ; School System Advocacy ~ Jewish Community ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Men ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Jewish Community ~ Women ; Street Outreach Programs ; Volunteer Opportunities ~ Older Adults ~ Jewish Community
Waiting List Yes, length varies according to program.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-2225
Fax 613-722-7570
E-Mail info@jfsottawa.com
Website www.jfsottawa.com
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Primary Contact Sarah Caspi, Assistance Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 246; Email: scaspi@jfsottawa.com
Volunteer Coordinator Ranit Braun, Coordinator of Volunteers; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 411; Email: rbraun@jfsottawa.com
Primary Executive Mark Zarecki, Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 305; Email: mzarecki@jfsottawa.com
Alternate Executive Andrea Gardner, Assistant Director; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 321; Email: agardner@jfsottawa.com
Names
Alternate Name JFS ; Male Survivors Network and Male Survivor Network
Former Name Jewish Family Services of Ottawa-Carleton
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
2255 Carling Ave, Ste 301
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5
 
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Intersection Woodroffe Ave and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1980
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation * Local Health Integration Network * Ministry of the Attorney General ; Federal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119239358 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees ; Private - Tzedik; Tzedakah ; Foundation - United Jewish Appeal * Jewish Community Foundation * Ottawa Community Foundation * Ottawa Community Foundation ; Jewish Material Claims against Germany
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Brochures available upon request
Resources Website

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