JF Norwood House

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa


  • Name Bryonie Baxter
  • Position Executive Director
  • Phone 613.237.7427 x 112
  • Email

Main Contact

  • Name Carmen Jelly
  • Position Manager of Residential Services
  • Phone 613.237.7427 x 115
  • Email

Programs & Services

Programming free for all clients for as long as needed – even after residency ends. Includes trauma and abuse counselling, theft and fraud prevention, anger programming, DBT counselling, sex trade support group, addiction counselling and relapse prevention groups as well as Aboriginal healing circles for intergenerational survivors of Residential Schools. We also have a Housing Worker who can assist with finding housing as residence transition on. Each resident is assigned a personal support worker to help with personal needs.

JF Norwood House


15 bed residence for women with 10 federal beds, 3 provincial beds and 2 beds for community clients. Shared rooms with the exception of 3 rooms for higher needs clients. Large bright communal kitchen with lockable cupboards. Communal living room. Shared bathrooms. Location is downtown Ottawa.

  • Beds 15
  • Population Women - federal and provincial

Application Process

Phone or email (on website) for application form. Once reviewed by application committee then a letter will be sent indicating acceptance pending bed space.