The CFS Team: Diana Javier, sitting, is flanked by her Community and Family Services team. From left to right, Diane Mukuka, (MoneyWise Caseworker); Roben Hall, (MoneyWise Caseworker); Ryan Trombley, (Leap Caseworker); and Hannah Williams, (Community and Family Services Caseworker).
WE ARE OPEN
As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are committed to serving the families and individuals facing food insecurity and immediate crisis support in our community.
Our Emergency Food Bank, Clothing & Household Support continues to be available with revised operations described below:
Visitors entering our centre will be asked COVID 19 screening questions. Face masks or coverings are mandatory for anyone entering our facility. If you have any new or worsening symptoms, please remain home and self-isolate. If you are feeling unwell, contact your health care provider or call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-000 to speak to a registered nurse. (Adapted from Ottawa Public Health Guidelines)
The Ottawa Booth Centre's Community and Family Services program addresses the emergency needs of families and individuals in Ottawa.
These emergency services include
Adventure Summer Camp: We also offer a 6-day summer camp experience for children aged 7-15 at our adventure camp in Jackson’s Point and Newport, Ontario.
Community Referrals/Advocacy: Community and agency referrals are also welcome. Please connect with Diana Javier to access our referral system at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moral and Practical Support: Our Spiritual Care team is available when needed.
Emergency Food Assistance: Our foodbank offers food items to cover emergency needs. We provide individuals and families with 2-3 days' worth of pre-bagged groceries. Visiting your local food bank must be done first before using our services. For after-hours help please see the Front Desk Supervisor. (Please note: Our emergency foodbank is currently available only by appointment at this time. Please call 613-241-1537 x268 or email Nelma_Wais@saobc.org to set up an appointment to see one of our caseworkers.)
Emergency Clothing and Housing Items:
Emergency clothing and household supports are available in our centre. These services are intended for, but not limited to:
Speak to our caseworkers for more details by calling us at 613-241-1573 x 268 and set up an appointment.
This program can assist individuals and families with out-of-town emergency transportation support when need is demonstrated and supported. This emergency support may include, but is not limited to:
- Verifiable immediate family funerals
- Verifiable guaranteed employment or treatments
- Emergency family crisis i.e. referral from victim services
- Other extenuating circumstances where emergency transportation is needed
The program is sponsored by Via Rail Canada.