Bereaved Families of Ontario

Site: Ottawa Region

Description and Services
Description (Service) Support services for individuals learning to cope with grief after the death of a loved one. 
Peer support groups facilitated by trained volunteers who have experienced the same loss. Groups include: Loss of Spouse, Loss of Child, Loss of Baby (miscarriage/stillbirth/infant under the age of 1yr), Loss of Parent/Sibling/Friend, and Loss by Suicide 
* Parent/Youth Closed Groups for children ages 7 to 9 years * 10 to 12 years, as well as groups for teens. All programs overseen by a professional consultant and professional advisory committee 
* Telephone support 
* Educational Outreach program provided for the community 
* Grief and Peer Support Training for our volunteers and for other service providers and professionals in the community
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4 pm * hours may vary depending on part-time staff availability
Meetings Support & Share Night Drop-in: Ongoing first Tuesday of each month from 7 pm-9 pm, 2400 Alta Vista Dr, St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, no registration required 
Support & Share Day Drop-in: Ongoing weekly Thursdays from 12 noon-1:30 pm, Suite 303, 211 Bronson Ave, Bronson Center, no registration required 
10 week Support Groups: Fall, Winter and Spring (registration required) 
Grief and facilitator training for volunteers and community service providers
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Gatineau ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail, visit website or facebook page for more information
Languages English
Fees Program ; None ; There are suggested donations for most programs. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.
Service Categories Bereavement Counselling ; Bereavement Support Groups ; Child Guidance ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Special Libraries ~ Death and Dying Issues
Waiting List There are no waiting lists for the ongoing drop-in support groupes. There may be a waiting list for the 10 week closed support groups offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-567-4278
After Hours Phone Leave a message, call will be returned
Fax 613-237-4874
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Barbara Simpson, Office Administrator
Volunteer Coordinator Robin Macdonald, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Primary Executive Patricia Captain, Co-Chair of the Board
Alternate Executive Laurie Rail, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Alternate Name BFO
Legal Name Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa Region
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave, Ste 303
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
View Google Map
Intersection Bronson Ave and Somerset St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * free occasional parking on the street
Other Details
Established 1997
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 853432730 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Resources Resources available at the weekly Support & Share Day program and at the monthly Support & Share NIGHT program * literature available on general grief, specific loss, youth and grief, suicide loss.
Resources Website, library at Bronson Center office, quarterly newsletter
Accreditation No

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