Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre

Alternate Name Amethyst Womens Addiction Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
488 Wilbrod St E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
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Intersection Charlotte St and Laurier Ave E
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Main floor
Parking Free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Multi-service addiction treatment centre

Day Treatment Program: two year program for clients concerned about their substance use * pre-treatment withdraw * intensive treatment program with focus on education, group therapy, and life changes * individual and group support for brief interventions or post-treatment counselling

Problem Gambling Program: two-year program that consists of an assessment * individual counselling * group counselling * bi-weekly support group * the intensive treatment program is provided for 12 weeks and includes educational sessions and group therapy

Sexual Abuse Support Program: group and individual counselling support to clients as they heal from the trauma of childhood abuse

Early Childhood Development Program: improves treatment and services for women with addictions that are pregnant and/or have young children up to eighteen years of age * increase ancillary services available to these women such as childcare, life skills and parenting * referrals to health and social service programs

Health Promotion Workshops: encourages women to create healthy lifestyle changes by helping them take control of their lives * workshops to the public and health-care workers * outreach prevention services to high-risk women * programs offered include Women and Wellness
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Women 18 years and older
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; French ; Substance Use, Problem Gambling Treatment Programs, Early Childhood Development Program and Health Promotion  
workshops are programs offered in both English and French * other programs listed offer services only in English
Fees None
Service Categories Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Women ; Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention ; Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups ; Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder ; Gambling Addiction Counselling ~ Women ; Gambling Addiction Support Groups ~ Women ; Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Treatment ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Women ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Substance Use Disorder Issues ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ; Substance Use Disorder Referrals ; Wellness Programs ~ Women ; Women's Support Groups ~ Addictions/Dependencies Issues
Waiting List Yes, varies according to program
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-563-0363
TTY Phone 613-563-2995
Fax 613-565-2175
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Claire Lacelle, Intake Worker; Email:
Primary Executive Carol Wu, Coordinator; Email:
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Champlain Local Health Integration Network ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106707953 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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