Community Resources

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is part of what many refer to as the social safety net working within the community to address challenges faced by individuals and families. Whether we are dealing with issues of violence, poverty, aging, health, adolescence, food security, housing or any other of today’s challenges, the Centre is committed to be a welcoming place for all.

Phone: 613-741-6025

Champlain Community Support Network is a bilingual network of non-profit agencies that work together for a community where older adults and adults with disabilities have access to quality community health services that support and promote health, well-being and independence.

Phone: 613-741-6025

We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-led group of local citizens who are eager to make a difference by working with you or on your behalf to protect and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by residents, business owners, employees and visitors to our neighbourhood of Vanier, Ontario.

Phone: 613-741-6025

The Vanier Community Service Centre is a francophone organization offering a range of services in French and English to improve the quality of life for citizen of Ottawa-Vanier and surroundings.

Phone: 613-744-2892

Good health means more than just treating people when they are sick. Problems like poverty, addiction, and family violence can bring on illness – or keep people from getting well. At Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, we treat illness when it arises. We also work hard to create a healthy community so that people stay well and get the most out of life.

Phone: 613-789-1500

The Lowertown Community Resource Centre (LCRC) offers free social services and support to residents in the community, in all their diversity, to improv their quality of life.

Our catchment area is: Sussex Parkway (West) to St Patrick (North) to Vanier Parkway (East) to Rideau Street (South). We aim to be a helping hand, when it is needed, for all members of our community.

Phone: 613-789-3930

Mental Health Resources

The Local Crisis Team responds quickly to phone calls and within 24 hours to see someone face-to-face.

A crisis can include difficulty dealing with stress, overwhelming feelings, symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or any concerns regarding your mental health or that of your loved ones.

Within Ottawa: (613) 722-6914
Outside Ottawa: 1(866) 996-0991

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

Text CONNECT to 686868
Phone: 1-800-688-6868

Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario.

Phone: 1-866-925-5454
Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868

We help parents of children facing mental health challenges find their way forward. We provide Family Peer Support through integrated services specifically designed to support parents when, where, and how they need it, and to work together so that parents can move seamlessly between them. Website
Phone: 613-321-3211 or 1-855-775-7005

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch (CMHA Ottawa), is an independent, community-based non-profit organization that provides services for eligible individuals in the Ottawa area with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder, many of whom are experiencing chronic homelessness or are vulnerably housed. CMHA Ottawa is dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing sustainable support systems and services, and encouraging public action to strengthen community mental health services and related policies and legislation.

Phone: 613-737-7791

Salus offers a range of supportive housing options for adults with serious mental illness and concurrent challenges including addictions, homelessness and cycles of hospitalization.

Phone: 613-729-0123

With more than 60 years of supporting youth in the Ottawa area, YSB is valued for its expertise in the areas of homelessness, housing, mental health, youth justice, employment, health, diversity, and youth engagement.

The 24/7 Crisis Line & Chat services are for children and youth ages 17 and under who are experiencing a crisis, and for parents, guardians, caregivers, friends or service providers who are concerned about a young person in crisis.

For residents of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario


Phone: 613-260-2360 (in Ottawa 24/7) or  1-877-377-7775 (long distance toll free)