Local pandemic support resources

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS

Emergency                                                                                        911

Ottawa Public Health                                                                      613 580 6744

Telehealth                                                                          1 866 797 0000

Faith Lutheran Church                                                             613 224 1971

Maple.ca   

Online COVID-19 Screening  

Starting March 17, Ontario residents with a valid health card will be able to access these consultations from getmaple.ca and speak to a doctor through either an audio or video channel to discuss any COVID-19 symptoms and whether or not they should go for further testing or treatment. This is covered by OHIP.  

This service is a safe and effective way for Ontario families to access COVID-19 screening from the comfort of their own home if they think they may have the coronavirus or may have been exposed and is expected to alleviate pressure on emergency rooms. After each screening visit, patients will be able to fax a summary of their results to their family physician or a local screening centre for next steps. 

Ottawa Foodbank

 https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/  

Government of Canada Economic Response Plan

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html                                  

Note:  The special $2000/month benefit application process will begin in April. 


Mental Health Support

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

(English only)

613-238-3311 | Visit their Website  https://www.dcottawa.on.ca/i-need-help/

When the world feels chaotic and uncertain, the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is always here for you. And that’s a 24/7 promise!  

Mental Health Crisis Line

613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa)  

Visit the Mental Health Crisis Line Website https://crisisline.ca/

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.  

Canadian Mental Health Association

613-737-7791 | Visit their Website  https://ottawa.cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health/

This site has a number of downloadable resources and helpful information. 

ConnexOntario

1-866-531-2600 | Visit their Website  https://www.connexontario.ca/

Agents are available to chat 24/7 on issues related to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. They also offer various resources on the website. 

Kid’s Help Phone  

1-800-668-6868 | Visit their Website https://kidshelpphone.ca/

This is a dedicated website and support service for young people. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Support is provided 24/7 through text, telephone or live chat.

General

https://mentalhealthcovid19.ca

Upcoming Events
Mar
5
Tue
12:00 pm Christian Meditation Tuesday (on...
Christian Meditation Tuesday (on...
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
A joint initiative between Faith Lutheran Church and Julian of Norwich Anglican Church in west-end Ottawa, we pray in the contemplative tradition of Christian Meditation first taught by John Main and current director of the World Community for Christian Meditation,
Mar
6
Wed
2:00 pm Praying our Goodbyes: Life throu...
Praying our Goodbyes: Life throu...
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In a season of loss and rapid change in our lives, personally and in the church, we gather in person at Faith on Wednesdays from 2-3pm for five sessions, beginning on February 21. Through guided conversations and prayers, we will
5:00 pm Christian Meditation (onsite)
Christian Meditation (onsite)
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We normally
Mar
7
Thu
6:00 pm Midweek Lent Evening Prayer (hyb...
Midweek Lent Evening Prayer (hyb...
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us onsite and online for Holden Evening Prayer on Thursdays during Lent at 6pm. Check this site or contact the church office (faithottawasecretary@gmail.com) a week prior to each date for the link to the online platform (which will change
Mar
10
Sun
10:00 am Worship
Worship
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We welcome participants onsite and online at 10am on Sunday, for worship including Holy Communion. Every in-person service will be live-streamed and accessed via our website www.faithottawa.ca and our YouTube account for a few weeks thereafter.    
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