Chrysalis House

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Chrysalis House is a safe and secure 25-bed shelter in Western Ottawa. It is a place where a woman can go to protect herself and her dependants from violence and abuse. In this supportive environment, a woman can focus on her personal needs and choices, as well as on her dependants' needs.

Chrysalis House is open to any self-identified woman (over 16) and her dependants who are experiencing abuse in the home and need to leave to keep herself and her dependants safe from intimate relationship abuse. Chrysalis House offers a crisis phone line 24 hours/day at 613-591-5901.

Chrysalis House is pleased to provide services to women of diverse ages, cultures, sexual orientations and abilities. Chrysalis House is an accessible building and service. Follow us on Twitter @ChrysalisHouse1!

Services provided during a woman's stay may include:

  • Safety planning
  • Goal setting 
  • Crisis intervention
  • One-to-one supportive counselling
  • Group support
  • Education and information
  • Assistance with accessing financial, legal and housing support
  • Navigating complex systems such as immigration, Children's Aid Society, schooling and employment
  • Accompaniment services
  • Advocacy
  • Referral to community resources 

Services provided to children and youth staying at Chrysalis House may include:

  • Safety planning
  • Goal setting 
  • Crisis intervention
  • One-to-one support
  • Group support
  • Education and information
  • Advocacy 

Chrysalis House Wish List

We are always looking for special items for the residents of Chrysalis House. Here is our seasonal wish list (updated quarterly):

Chrysalis House Wish List Summer 2017

Chrysalis House offers services in English only. For services in French please visit la Maison d’amitié or call 613-747-0020.