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Carty House

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



  • Safe and fully equipped single room accommodation
  • Shared bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room
  • Shared clothes washer and dryer
  • Free access to internet
  • Shared cabled television
  • Shared computer and printer

Individual Support

  • Intake assessment interview and orientation to determine the resident's needs
  • Individualized support plan to help achieve personal targets and goals
  • One-on-one support from Coordinators

On-site support

  • Language tutoring
  • Job search support
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Local information on transportation
  • Occasional transport to appointments


  • Social services
  • Legal services
  • Health services: physical and mental
  • Formal educational establishments and courses
  • Job search workshops
  • Employment opportunities
  • Recognition of foreign credentials

Opportunities to contribute to the life of Carty House

  • Cooking and enjoying common meals
  • Partaking in cultural events and outings
  • Helping with fundraising

Transitional Support

  • Referral to housing help agencies
  • Assistance with transition into independent living with a one-year follow-up support period
  • Information on tenants' rights and responsibilities
  • Establish community connections to local organizations and services