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Organization: Lowertown Community Resource Centre  
Phone Numbers: 613-789-3930
Fax: 613-789-3443
40 Cobourg St, North side door
Ottawa, ON
K1N 8Z6
Intersection: Cobourg St and Old St Patrick St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Thu 8:30 am-8 pm, Sep-May * Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Thu 8:30 am-7:30 pm Jun-Aug
Executives: Matthew Beutel - Executive Director
613-789-3930 ext 303 *
Public Contacts: Carmen Oprea - Manager, Finances and Administration
613-789-3930 ext 312 *
Service Description: This Centre provides information and referral services * crisis intervention * counselling services (individual and family) * support group for abused women * home support services * Community Development Program * youth program * early years program, see separate record for more information * multicultural program * a school based program.

Programs and services include:
  • Contact Ottawa: A voice mail box service for those who are unable to maintain a home phone line
  • Parent-Child Playgroup: For children 6 years old and under and their parents or caregivers
  • Multicultural Program: Facilitates the integration of people of various ethnic backgrounds who are new to Canada through services and activities such as counselling, drop-ins, exercise groups and collective kitchens
  • Community Garden
  • Lowertown Good Food Market
  • Lowertown Good Food Box
  • Action Housing: The agency assists, supports and advocates for disadvantaged individuals and families to find safe, adequate and affordable housing. Issues such as housing emergencies, evictions, discrimination, maintenance and repairs, and illegal rents can be addressed by a housing caseworker
  • Catholic Family Services: counselling for individuals, families, couples and groups in areas such as personal difficulties, parent-child relations, violence and incest
  • Income Tax Clinics: Free income tax clinics for Lowertown residents that are low income
  • Women Alive : Aerobic classes (Tuesday 1-2 pm) and free swim available for women only (Thursday 1-2 pm)
  • Youth Programs: Homework Club (6-17 year old groups (Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm) ) * Club 310 (a recreational based program) for youth aged 6-11 * Youth Centre drop-in offered to 12-17 year olds, where various activities are offered
  • Youth counselling program: Support and counselling are offered to children and youth individually or in groups
  • Lowertown, Our Home Project: A partnership between residents and various community partners who actively engage community members in identifying common concerns, community solutions and preventative measures to build a safe and healthy community
  • Christmas program

Fees: Service - Fees for long-term counselling service, geared-to-income * None
Application: To find which Community Health and Resource Centre serves a specific area, click here.

Link to the updated Google document with all locations and hours, click here
Eligibility / Target Population: Residents of Lowertown
Languages: English * French * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: on request
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Community Resource Centres
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for Seniors
Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on September 19, 2018

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