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Organization: Good Companions (The) - Community Support Services  
Phone Numbers: 613-236-0428
Fax: 613-230-2095
670 Albert St
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6L2
Intersection: Albert St and Empress Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Contacts: Carolyn Calder - Community Support Services Coordinator
613-236-0428 ext 2235 *
Sharon Fitzpatrick - Program Assistant
613-236-0428 ext 2358
Service Description: Access to support in the community * see separate listings for additional program descriptions
  • Rainbow Coffee Club drop-in
  • Home Help/ Home Maintenance: links to screened agencies for home help and home maintenance, inside and outside
  • Grocery Buses operate in Centretown, Sandy Hill, Vanier, Manor Park, New Edinburgh, Overbrook-Forbes and Bathgate area
  • Transportation
  • Telephone Assurance Calls
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Handy Helpers

Snow Go Assist program: matching service for people looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways * eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities may also apply to receive financial assistance to pay for a portion of their snow removal costs through this program

Fees: Program - Home Help, Home Maintenance and Snow-Go (costs depends on the agency providing the service) * Transportation (depends on distance) * Grocery Bus fees vary but are minimal if any cost applies
Application: Call for more information or to apply

Snow Go Assist program: Participants must provide proof of active enrolment in one or more of the following programs to prove that they meet the program objectives:
* GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement)
* ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)
* Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
* Ontario Works plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Essential Health and Social Supports plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Home Help plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Low income senior or person with a disability (proof may be required)
* Special Circumstances may be considered

For more information on the Snow Go program, visit this link:
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Seniors 55 years of age and older and adults 18-54 with physical disabilities who reside within the area served

Rainbow Coffee Club drop-in: for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Seniors

Snow Go Assist program : Seniors and persons with disabilities, must be for the purpose of ensuring mobility. * must be physically unable to clear snow from their private driveway and/or walkway due to their own disability * must lack resources (people and/or financial) to arrange for clearing of snow from their private driveway and/or walkway
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Community Support Services
Friendly Visiting
Home Help and Homemaking
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks
Transportation - Volunteer and Non-Accessible

This information was last completely updated on July 13, 2017

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