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Carty House

A first home and helping hand
for refugee women in Ottawa.

About Us

Who lives at Carty House?

Residents of Carty House are women who come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and who are in Canada as refugee claimants, convention refugees or recognized protected persons. They are entitled to stay in the house until they are able to live integrated and independent lives in Canadian society. Those with status are permitted to stay up to one calendar year, while those awaiting an immigration determination may stay up to one year after the date of their decision.

What is it like to live at Carty House?

Carty House seeks to promote an environment of community living founded upon shared responsibility, respect for diversity and mutual support. Unlike a rooming house or shelter, Carty House expects residents to participate fully in the operation of the home and its maintenance. Residents share regular chores, assist with evening meal preparation, clean up, and participate fully in activities that take place in the home. During their stay, residents are provided with referrals to education, counseling, and other support services including language instruction, employment training, job search programs and cultural integration programs and activities.

Each resident has her own bedroom on the second or third floors of the house and shares access to a full bathroom. Residents also have free access to, and use of, the main floor kitchen, living room, dining room, and laundry room. Internet and computer access is provided, as well as basic cable television. Residents prepare their own breakfast, lunch and snacks. Dinners are eaten together from Sunday to Friday.

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P.O. Box 4758 STN E
Ottawa ON K1S 5H9

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