Numbers To Call


Ottawa – Carleton Police: 613-236-1222
Emergency: 911


Nelson House: 613-225-3129
Chrysalis House 613-591-5901
Interval House: 613-234-5181
Maison D’Amitie: 613-747-0020
La Presence: 613-241-8297

Find a shelter near you with ShelterSafe, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters.

Find temporary housing and care for your pets with Safe Pet Ottawa.

Support Groups/Counseling

Women’s Crisis Line: 613-745-4818
Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

Community Health and Resource Centres

Gloucester: 613-745-4818
Somerset: 613-238-8210
Carlington: 613-722-4000
Nepean: 613-596-5626
Pinecrest-Queensway: 613820-4922
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre: 613-591-3686

Family Services Centre: 613-725-3601
Catholic Family Services: 613-233-8478

Web Links

Family Violence and Abuse Information & Statistics

Statistics Canada: When in this website, do a search for Family Violence, Violence against Women and the like to obtain recent statistics about familial abuse.

National Clearing House on Family Violence: A site containing various publications and resources about child, spousal, and family violence in Canada.

Women’s Health, Services, & Information

Women’s Health Bureau: A great resource to learn about women’s health, health services, and things being done to improve and maintain these services.

Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN): An online legal resource for women’s organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children

Children’s Services & Information

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services: This organization provides Nelson House with part time respite care, we really appreciate it!

Supporters & Valuable Resources

City of Ottawa: The city has granted us funding in numerous ways, thanks for the continuous support!

Ottawa United Way: The United Way are great supporters of Nelson House, go to their website to gather information on their community efforts.

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: A very important resource and supporter of Nelson House.