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Counselling and Family Service Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Family Violence / Sexual Abuse Support Services - Children Victims / Witnesses of Women Abuse

Alternate Name Catholic Family Service of Ottawa ; CFS ; CFS Ottawa ; Children Victims / Witnesses of Women Abuse ; CV19 ; OCR
Former Name Catholic Family Service Ottawa (2018)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
310 Olmstead St
Ottawa, ON K1L 7K3
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Intersection Montreal Rd and McArthur Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking on the street * some spots in parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (13 Apr 2020): In-person support to children will continue only for those who are testifying in trials if the trials are not postponed. All other in-person services to children and parents are suspended and will be provided via phone.

Programs, support groups and educational information for children who have witnessed violence towards their mothers * individual counselling for children and youth who have witnessed partner abuse * support group offered for mothers of the children in the groups * childcare services may be provided * relationship workshops
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Summer Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * groups in the evening, after school
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 16 year(s) 
Children and youth 5-16 years * children and youth who have witnessed and are victims of violence towards their mother * mothers who are victims of abuse
Application Call to apply * Individual services provided immediately, and when a sufficient number of participants in an age category, a group is established
Languages French - only program ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) ; Interpretive Services - Sign language and cultural interpretation services are available upon request
Fees None
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Francophone Community ~ Abused Women ; Child Guidance ~ Francophone Community ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Relationship Workshops
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-233-8478
TTY Phone 613-233-1866
Fax 613-233-9881
Primary Contact Marie-Renée Bernagène, Counsellor
Primary Executive Franca DiDiomete, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1940
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118841105 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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