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Organization: Serenity Renewal for Families  
Phone Numbers: 613-523-5143
Fax: 613-523-5705
2255 St Laurent Blvd, Ste 202
Ottawa, ON
K1G 4K3
Intersection: St Laurent Blvd and Walkley Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Michael Carson - Chair, Board of Directors
Louise Dunn - Program Director
Public Contacts: Jill Egan - Director, Administration and Client Services
Service Description: Counselling, education, and support programs for individuals, couples, children, youth and families affected by addiction, substance abuse, problem gambling or other forms of addictive behaviour. * See the website for full program calendars.
  • Change is Possible: Education and support to individuals who have experienced the effects of substance abuse, addictive behaviours or trauma in the family and desire to make positive changes. Requires an advance intake interview to determine suitability and to set goals. Includes four consecutive days of learning new skills and creating an action plan, followed by four weeks of aftercare group support and a 1:1 counselling session to reassess goals three months later.
  • Workshops for adults living or having a desire to live the Twelve-Step Program.
  • Couple and individual counselling for sexual addictions
  • Strengthening Families for the Future: To prevent children at risk from developing problems of substance use, depression, violence, delinquency and school failure. This program takes place in two 7-week semesters.
  • Parenting: Beginning Alcohol and Addiction/Basic Education Studies (B.A.B.E.S.): Uses animal puppets to help children learn positive life skills relating to self-image, decision-making, peer pressure and healthy coping. * Also to learn about alcohol and other drugs in an age appropriate way.
  • Parents Forever Group: For parents of adult children who are addicted. * Open support group on Tuesday mornings. Learn to set boundaries, show care without enabling, learn for others in similar situations, self-care without guilt and find ways to move forward.
  • Education and support for young people affected by addiction and mental health issues in their family.

Fees: Program - Programs/Workshops: Suggested rates published on website registration * counselling: Suggested fee of $100 or what a client can offer; no one is turned away due to lack of finances * Receipts for programs and counselling are eligible for extende
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Eligibility / Target Population: Individuals experiencing problems either directly or indirectly from addictions or addictive behaviours and mental health issues

Parenting: Beginning Alcohol and Addiction/Basic Education Studies (B.A.B.E.S.): parents and children 5-8 years old

Strengthening Families for the Future: families with children 7-11 years old
Languages: English
Language Notes: Programs * counselling
Area Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Assessment and Treatment
Problem Gambling

This information was last completely updated on January 3, 2018

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