Support Services & Resources
There are two local resource centres that are providing an extensive list of services/mental health supports/food access supports/activities, etc.
The first is the Carlington Community Health Centre. There recent e-news had a long list of services. Check out their very in-depth recent e-news Carlington Community Health Centre and consider signing up for their e-news service Newsletter.
The second is the Nepean Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre. They have an extensive list of Resources.
If you are looking for other resources please feel free to call me (613-614-7595) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to help search for support connections.
Care Centre Ottawa on Viewmount Drive remains open for Drive-Thru Food Baskets for those in need. For information on hours and how to access the services (including delivery for those without cars) please see their website. They also do deliveries for seniors and individuals who are medically fragile in the area who are unable to come or send someone on their behalf.
Care Centre Ottawa reached out to me personally to remind me to encourage our parishioners who are in need to reach out. They recognize that some people have found themselves in need in ways that they may never have before and they want to ensure that all are welcome. If you would like to call them please reach out at: (613)-693-0890
Mental Health Supports
When the world feels chaotic and uncertain, the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is always here for you and that’s a 24/7 promise!
Phone: 613-238-3311 | Website
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.
Phone: 613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa) | Website
This site has a number of downloadable resources and helpful information.
Phone: 613-737-7791 | Website
Agents are available to chat 24/7 on issues related to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. They also offer various resources on the website.
1-866-531-2600 | Website
This is a dedicated website and support service for young people. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Support is provided 24/7 through text, telephone or live chat.
Phone:1-800-668-6868 | Website
A comprehensive guide can be found at mentalhealthcovid19.ca