Growing older is hard. We can make it easier.

Growing older doesn’t mean that things get easier. In fact, in many cases older adults have more difficulties, but don’t get the same level of support that others get. That’s why we have programs dedicated to older adults. We believe that everybody, no matter their age, should have access to a good support system.

Our caring team of counsellors is available for telephone or video counselling. Please contact the intake worker to learn more about how we can help support you 613 725-3601.

Are you in crisis?

FSO provides counselling and support services however; we are not crisis centre.  If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact one of the following resources:

Distress Line (Ottawa/Gatineau) 613-238-3311 (English only)

Outaouais Distress Line 1-866-676-1080 (English only)
(Please note that transfers to the Mental Health Crisis Team are available to Ontario residents only.)

Mental Health Crisis Line (Ottawa) 613-722-6914 (English and French)

Mental Health Crisis Line 1-866-996-0991 (English and French)
(Akwesasne, Prescott-Russell, Renfrew, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry)

The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601