We strongly believe that God never intended for man to live alone. It is so easy for most of us to get caught up in the chaos of the individual mindset. I must do this, I must do that. Living out God's purpose for our lives means, yes facing those challenges head on, but also recognizing that we have a whole community around us that is facing those same daily struggles. By living in community, we are living in union with God's will.
We at Jericho are dedicating this page to all the wonderful community resources available to us in the Ottawa Area. Our strength is in numbers, and finding help can often be a question away. Please follow the links for more information. You are never alone.
ALCOHOLICS & NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are 12-Step based recovery programs that offer peer support and community. If you are looking for meetings, you can follow the links to the AA & NA websites to find all of the current and available meetings in the Ottawa Area.
There are two main types of meetings that one should be aware of, open and closed.
- Closed meetings are for addicts/alcoholics only, or those who feel that they may have a problem with alcohol/drugs;
- Open meetings are available to all, including friends and family.
OTTAWA WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT (DETOX)
The Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre offers a range of services to help individuals struggling with a substance abuse problem. OWMC offers non-medical withdrawal management services in a respectful and safe residential environment. The individuals receive help to make changes in their use of substances, in order to reduce the negative effects on their health. Withdrawal management counsellors are available to speak with you 24/7. For more information or for admission please give OWMC a call or view the link below.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
Similar to AA, Al-Anon Family Groups are 12-Step based recovery programs for friends and family of alcoholics. If someone you know is struggling with addiction, these peer supported groups can be the gateway to personal recovery from someone else's addiction. To find meetings in the Ottawa Area, please visit the link below.
OTTAWA FOOD BANK
The Ottawa Food Bank provides education, resources and most importantly food, to families, organizations and individuals in the Ottawa Area. They connect strongly with their 112 community organizations to help those in need, in our community. To find out more, or to seek assistance follow the link below.
Jericho Road is a proud member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank.