NEED SUPPORT?

Because it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. 

 

If you find yourself needing some support for whatever reason, here are some options:

 

You can call someone you trust to support you.

 

SUPPORT & COUNSELLING

 

Centretown Community Health Centre

Outreach, support and counselling to GLBTTQ youth and young adults ages 12 to 25, and their families in a city wide program. Support for Hormone Therapy Assessment for Trans youth. Free bilingual services are provided by an openly gay Mental Health Counsellor for GLBTTQ Youth. Services are available in school and in the community.

Requests for counselling can be made through Social Services Intake 613-233-5430, leave a phone number or an email address where it is safe to contact you.

 

Family Services Ottawa-LGBTQ Counselling
LGBTQ-identified counsellor who works with individuals and couples ages 18 plus on coming out, exploring gender identity or sexual identity and other emotional issues.

For direct referrals and intake please contact 613-725-3601 ext. 117.

 

Youth Services Bureau

GLBTTQ-positive bilingual individual, family and group counselling available in a city wide program. Crisis intervention. Services are free and confidential. For youth ages 12 and up and their families.

YSB Crisis 24/7 call 613-260-2360
YSB Counselling Intake & Mental Health Walk-In 613-562-3004

 

Kind – A space for LGBTTQ+ communities in Ottawa

Celebrating Self is a sliding-scale, community-based counselling service for LGBTTQ communities focusing on non-heteronormative and cisnormative issues and how they relate to mental health (i.e., coming out and depression), personal development and relationships. Counsellors in the program work one-on-one with clients to help them find solutions to problems they may be facing.

Celebrating Self counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length and range from a single session (in the event of a crisis) up to 16 sessions. Fees for this service are on a sliding scale, based on the client’s ability to pay.

The online referral form will be available again soon. If you have questions please send them to welcome@kindspace.ca.

 

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Support group for parents, families, friends and spouses of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people.

Please call: 1-877-874-4424.

National PFLAG line 1-888-530-6777

www.pflag.ca

 

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

A community-based, non-profit organization providing free, confidential services for people infected with HIV.

(613) 238-5014

www.aco-cso.ca

 

Are you in Crisis? You can call a crisis line:

  • Ontario Assaulted Women’s Helpline………… 24 hour 1(866) 663-0511 TTY 1(866) 863-7868
  • Ottawa 24 hour Information and Help…….……24 hour (613) 745-4818
  • Ottawa Distress Centre…………………………24 hour (613) 238-3311
  • Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre…………………….24 hour (613) 562-2333 TTY (613) 562-3860
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre………………..24 hour (613) 234-2266 TTY (613) 725-1657
  • CALACS francophone d’ottawa / Femaide………………24 hour 1(877) 336-2433
    Francophone Sexual Assault Program………………… (613) 233-8478 TTY (613) 233-1866

 

You can seek medical attention if needed:

  • Adults: Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus……….24 hour (613) 761-4366 TTY (613) 761-4140
  • Children and Youth: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
    ……………………within 72 hours of assault – 24 hour (613) 737-2328
    ……………………over 72 hours after assault – 24 hour (613) 737-7600
  • Lanark County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence…… 24 hour (613) 283-2330 ext 1258

 

You can call a shelter or Program Against Abuse:

24 hour shelters:

  • Chrysalis House…………………………………………. (613) 591-5901 TTY (613) 591-8912
  • Interval House…………………………………………… (613) 234-5181 TTY (613) 234-5393
  • La Présence………………………………………………. (613) 241-8297
  • Lanark County Interval House…………………………… 1(800) 267-7946 TTY (613) 257-1952
  • Maison d’Amitié………………………………………….. (613) 747-0020 TTY (613) 747-9116
  • Nelson House………………………………………………(613) 225-3129 TTY (613) 225-4653
  • Oshki Kizis Lodge (for Aboriginal women)………………(613) 789-1141
  • Harmony House (daytime only)…………………………… (613) 233-2286
  • YSB’s Evelyn Horne Emergency and Transitional Housing Program for Young Women….. (613) 789-8220
  • Youth Service Bureau’s Young Men’s Emergency Shelter…………………………….. (613) 907-8975
  • SafePet Ottawa (fosters pets for women while staying at a VAW shelter) >> http://safepetottawa.com/

 

SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

Anonymous HIV testing and counselling

Free Anonymous HIV testing (no record kept), and HIV/AIDS prevention counselling available at sites across the City of Ottawa. Free condoms available.

Call the AIDS Info line at 613-563-2437

 

Sexual Health Centre – 179 Clarence Street

Free and confidential sexual health services: counselling, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and Hepatitis B vaccine. Call for Drop-In hours. Satellite centres in some area schools. Free condoms available. Ottawa Public Health – Sexual Health Centre,

179 Clarence Street.

613-234-4641

http://ottawa.ca/en/health_safety/sexual/centre/index.html

 

Gay Zone Gaie: A Sexual Health Centre and more

for Guys into Guys*

A sexual health clinic open Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 pm at Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street for guys into guys. Sexual health testing and health promotion activities.

Visit event links at www.gayzonegaie.ca

Email info@gayzonegaie.ca

 

YOUTH GROUPS and SUPPORT

 

YSB SPECTRUM LGBTQ+ Youth Group

(ages 12-25) Tuesdays 7pm-9pm at Downtown Services and Drop-In 147 Besserer Street. Youth-led space offering a variety of programming including educational workshops, group discussions, art collaborations, and peer mentoring. Support, referrals and counselling available from YSB staff.

www.Facebook.com/spectrumysb

 

QTY – Queer Trans Youth Group @Kind Space

Queer Trans Youth is a peer-led discussion and support group for LGBTTQIA youth, ages 25 and under, in Ottawa. It’s Canada’s longest running group for LGBTTQIA youth and by LGBTTQIA youth: a safe space for young people to come for discussions, understanding, support, and most importantly, fun.

WHEN: Wednesdays 7:00–9:30 pm

WHERE: Kind – 331 Cooper Street, Suite 200

 

 

 

*This Support Page is adapted from the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women please keep checking back for more queer and trans friendly / relevant services.