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St Joe's Women's Centre

Alternate Name CV19 ; HT1 ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Main entrance is on the side of the building
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
151 Laurier Ave E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8
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Intersection Laurier Ave E and Cumberland St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Not Accessible - for women requiring wheelchairs, can provide service outside of the building
Parking Free occasional parking on the street * pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (April 16, 2020): Food bank still running * to book an appointment call Ryan Mitchell at 613-233-4095 ext 240 or email * leave your name and address and preferred time

This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page.

Day program offering nutritional breakfast * hot nutritional lunch * personal and practical support * self-esteem workshops * shower access * laundry facilities * telephone * referrals and advocacy * four computers with high speed Internet * emergency grocery cupboard program * supportive program for mothers and/or guardians with their children (must remain on premises)
Hours COVID-19 Food bank by appointment only Thu-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Homeless, disadvantaged women 18 years and older and their children
Application Drop-in
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Community Meals ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Homeless Families ; Food Banks ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Laundry Facilities ; Public Showers/Baths ~ Women ~ Homeless Families ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Women ~ Homeless Families ; Telephone Facilities ~ Homeless Families ; Women's Centres ~ Homeless Families
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-231-6722
After Hours Phone 613-233-4095 * for drop off donations on Saturdays between 1 pm-5 pm and after 5 pm weekday evenings
Fax 613-233-4594
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Michelle Torunski, Program Coordinator; Phone: 613-231-6722 ext 4
Alternate Contact Stephanie Reynolds, Program Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Marsha Wilson, Director; Phone: 613-231-6722 ext 1; Email:
Alternate Executive Jennifer Clark, Executive Assistant; Email:
Other Details
Established 1984
Funding City / Town ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 131771990 RR0006
Elections The Advisory committee is appointed by the director.
Print Material Brochures * monthly activities * event calendar
Resources Books, magazines, computer access, website
Accreditation No

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