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Alternate Name CCHC ; CHRC ; CHRCS ; CV19 ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
420 Cooper St
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N6
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Intersection Kent St and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (April 14, 2020): This organization is being affected by the COVID-19 crisis, please refer to their website for more information regarding their services.

Integrated social services

* Counselling Services * crisis support * support groups * social skills development * information and referral

* Child and Family Programs: Early Years Caregivers Playgroup: Well Baby and Breastfeeding Drop-in * healthy baby weigh-in * lactation consultation * Tiny Toes Playgroup (children 1 year and under and parents) * Early Years Parents Playgroup (children 6 years and under and parents) * Early Learning and Health Drop-in (2-5 years old and parents) * Dental Screening Services * Baby Cupboard emergency supplies once a month (diapers, formula and clothes) * Home Visiting for families requiring support with children * Community Outreach * parenting programs * Parent/Caregiver Workshops * Family Events * Toy Lending Library * Well Baby and Breastfeeding Support Drop-in (birth to 6 months of age) * Early Years Caregiver Playgroup (for caregivers with children 6 years and under) * Welcome Baby Prenatal Nutrition Drop-in

* Community Initiatives: Centretown Good Food Box, a food buying community-based program that provides access to low cost fresh fruits and vegetables

* Health education and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning community members: health education and support programs * Training/ Capacity Building for Service Providers and Educators to address homophobia and transphobia * LGBTQ+ newcomers monthly drop-in groups

* Homeless Initiative: support for people living on the street or in shelters * health care, outreach and assistance to obtain a health card, ID

* Contact Ottawa: voice mail box program for those who are not able to keep their phone line

Other programs: Stress Reduction Program (in English only) * Stop Smoking program (8-week program) * Meditation and movement practices mindfulness through breathing, body awareness and meditation * Seniors Drop-in * Exercise Group * Income Tax Clinic * Shower services
Hours COVID-19 Centre Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Boundaries North-South: Wellington St to Rideau River * East-West: Rideau Canal to Bronson Ave
Eligibility People who live within the service area: 
* Well-baby & Breastfeeding Support Drop-in: birth to 6 months of age 
* Tiny Toes Playgroup: for children 1 year and under and parents 
* Early Years Caregiver Playgroup: for Caregivers with children 6 years and under  
* Early Years Parents Playgroup: for children 6 years and under and parents 
* Home Visiting: young children 0-6 years of age and parents
Application To find which Community Health and Resource Centre serves a specific area, click here.
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Contact Ottawa $20 for three months (2019) ; None - For other services
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ; Baby Clothing ; Bereavement Support Groups ; Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Children's Play Groups ; Community Mental Health Agencies ; Cooking Classes ; Dental Screening ~ Children ; Diapers ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Older Adults ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Food Collection and Storage ; Formula/Baby Food ; General Counselling Services ; General Health Education Programs ; General Mental Health Information/Education ; Home Management Instruction ; Identification Clinics ; Independent Spiritual Pursuits ; Nutrition Education ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Physical Fitness ; Political Action/Lobbying Groups ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ LGBTQ2+ Issues ; Public Showers/Baths ; Senior Ride Programs ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Spanish Community ~ Abused Women ; Stress Management ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Caregiver Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Parenting Issues ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Toy Libraries/Toy Loan Programs ; Well Baby Drop In Centres
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-233-4443
TTY Phone 613-233-0651
Fax 613-233-2062
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Rachelle Meloche, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 613-233-4443 ext 2107
Volunteer Coordinator Adrienne Vicente, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-233-4443 ext 2510; Email:
Primary Executive Simone Thibault, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Koreen Fahey, Director of Community Development, Health Promotion and Early Years
Other Details
Established 1969
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services * Local Health Integration Network ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106903073 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website * Toy Lending Library
Accreditation Yes, by Community Organizational Health Inc. * member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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