About Unsafe at Home Ottawa

Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women and members of LGBTQ2S+ communities in Ottawa and Lanark County who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our personnel provides emotional support, practical advice and referrals using encrypted technology so conversations are confidential and secure.

Interval House of Ottawa empowers all persons who identify as women and their dependents. In partnership with the community, we provide safe shelter and support, intervention and prevention services, and advocacy to break the cycle of violence.

Interval House of Ottawa leads the way in building a community committed to healthy and respectful relationships, free from all violence and abuse.

  •     Client-centred
  •     Empathy
  •     Empowerment
  •     Intersectionality
  •     Leadership
  •     Accountability
  •     Respect

Our text and online chat service are available 7 days a week from 8:30 am to midnight. Your conversations with our personnel are confidential and secure.

You can chat online with us or text us. We’re here for you. Our trained personnel will give you support, information, resources and safety planning ideas. There are two ways to reach us: chat or text us at 613-704-5535.

Unsafe at Home Ottawa Text: 613-704-5535

Unsafe at Home Ottawa Chat: https://unsafeathomeottawa.ca/chat-text/ 

Contact information that students/interested parties can connect with to answer questions/opportunity inquiries/concerns: business@intervalhouseottawa.org 

Updated website links

Interval House of Ottawa: https://www.intervalhouseottawa.org 

Unsafe at Home Ottawa: https://unsafeathomeottawa.ca