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Caldwell Family Centre (CFC)
Situated in units 20-22 in a community house at 1100 Medford Street, CFC operates as a day program providing social services and support to low income and newcomer residents living in the Carlington area of the City of Ottawa.
Services provided include: daily adult drop-in; adult recreational activities; emergency food program; multicultural outreach including language programs (ESL and LINC) and immigrant settlement outreach; crisis counselling referrals; support for seniors in isolation; housing support; general health and recreational activities for seniors; home management support; an after-four homework club; men’s discussion group. Some of these services and programs are provided on a daily basis while others are offered at regular times during the week at CFC in partnership with other agencies, for example, Carlington Community Health Centre, Jewish Family Services, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), and The Strong Hold.
The Mission of the Caldwell Family Centre is to provide services which feed and nurture physical and emotional wellness.
The Vision of the Caldwell Family Centre is a strong, healthy, safe, self-sustaining community where the residents are confident, empowered and independent; where those who have need for food, companionship, housing, education, or knowledge are provided for in a coordinated fashion with dignity and responsiveness.
We value empowering the people we serve by respecting their human dignity and rights and by welcoming them into a non-judgmental, caring, clean and supportive environment.
We value modeling behaviour and practice that clients can take back to their families and community and feel safe and secure in their homes.
We value the ability to access resources and provide programs to meet the changing needs of the community. We are committed to being responsive to these changing needs, often by working collaboratively with other organizations to provided needed services to our clients.
We value financial security and responsible stewardship of the resources and time provided by our donors, funders, volunteers and employees in furthering the aims of our organization.