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VHA Health and Home Support

Site: Ottawa

Service: Supportive Housing Program

Alternate Name Attendant Care Program ; Attendant Services Program ; OCR ; Supportive Housing
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
250 City Centre Ave, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
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Intersection City Centre Ave and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking (90 minutes)
Description and Services
Description (Service) Supportive housing * non-medical assistance in one of several accessible apartments, integrated throughout larger apartment buildings * six different locations * geared to persons with physical disabilities who require a minimum of two hours of attendant care services per day that cannot be met on a visiting basis
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Adults 16 years and older with physical disabilities 
To be eligible for attendant services, people with physical disabilities must: 
* be insured under the Ontario Health Insurance Act (i.e. possess a valid Ontario Health Card) 
* have a permanent physical disability and require physical assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transferring and toileting 
* be able to direct their own services; this means communicating on a daily basis what you want done, when you want it done 
* be able to have any medical/professional needs met by the existing community health network on a visitation basis 
* live alone in an unsupervised setting 
* have the communication skills or physical mobility sufficient to extricate him/herself in an emergency
Application All applicants must complete an application form to determine suitability for the program * call to apply or visit website for details * users are responsible for signing a Plan of Service Agreement
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Geared to income housing program
Service Categories Attendant Services for People With Disabilities ~ Physical Disabilities ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ~ Physical Disabilities
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-8420
Toll Free Phone 1-877-818-0884
Fax 613-238-1306
Primary Contact Kim Kruk, Manager, Supportive Housing; Phone: 613-238-6819 ext 226; Email:
Primary Executive Valerie Bishop-de Young, Executive Director; Phone: 613-238-8420 ext 249; Email:
Other Details
Established 1955 * Supportive Housing Program: 1976
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108185133 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
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