OAARS - Addictions and Mental Health Network of Champlain

Report
Ottawa Addictions Access and
Referral Services
OAARS
SARTO
Ottawa
Addictions
Services
d’
Accès et
Access and
Référence en
Referral
Toxicomanie
Services
d’
Ottawa
Who and where we are
• Official title: NAVIGATORS
• Bilingual team
• Work from harm reduction perspective considering not only
the clients’ addictions needs but also:
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Mental health
Housing
Primary care
Income support needs
• Located at OWMC with varied locations for walk-in clinics to
be determined
▫ 1777 Montreal Road
What we do
• Screening for “fit-to-service”
• Provide information to potential clients and family members
• Brief/initial assessment to determine where the person should
be referred to for appropriate service
▫ Residential
▫ Day
▫ Community
• Referral planning to addictions services and other sectors
▫ Not only in Ottawa, but other cities in the province too
Services we offer
• Walk-in clinics where we will provide information
and conduct brief assessments
• Family information regarding addictions services
and support services available to them in the
community
• One-on-one services where appropriate (literacy or
comprehension issues)
• Bridging
Bridging Supports
• Developed 3 community calendars
▫ Addictions oriented
▫ Health and well-being
▫ Family supports
• Check-ins with clients and family members
• On-going contact with agencies for new
programs and supports in the community
Meeting with Catherine and Linda
• Provided feedback to better service family
members
▫ Volunteers
▫ Separate one-on-ones
▫ Allowing family members to support client
• From Rollercoaster to Recovery Guide
Relationship building with you!
• How OAARS can collaborate with AMHNC
• On-going discussions
• Rotating staff member to attend meetings
Contact Us
613-241-5202
[email protected]

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