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Jun 13th, 2022

Media Advisory: Partners to Launch Mobile, Place-Based Health Care for Vulnerable Residents

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June 13, 2022, Ottawa, ON – Please join us for the official launch of the Mobile Health Clinic. 

The clinic is a collaboration between Pathways to Recovery, Recovery Care, Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Inner City Health, is a tool to bring healthcare resources into communities in need. It is an important step in providing integrated services such as linking clients to community supports, providing harm reduction supply kits and peer support services to vulnerable residents, meeting them where they live.  

The clinic will officially launch on June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at 251 Donald St. 

Following the speeches, media will have the opportunity to tour the mobile health clinic.  

The launch will feature remarks by Donna Sarrazin, Managing Partner, Recovery Care Ottawa, Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health, Brian Gilligan Chief Officer, Community and Tenant Support, Chantal Carter, Executive Director, Pathways to Recovery, Anne Marie Hopkins, Director of Operations, Ottawa Inner City Health and Councillor Rawlson King, Rideau-Rockcliffe, and OCHC Board member. 

When: Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

About Recovery Care  
Recovery Care was founded in 2018 with the intent to provide patients and the community with a holistic approach to substance use disorders and Infectious Disease. Our team of Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Medical Support Staff, Housing Workers, Addiction Counsellor and Social Worker work together to support patients along their path. 

About Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCHC houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCHC is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second-largest in Ontario. OCHC was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram     

About Ottawa Inner City Health
Ottawa Inner City Health provides health care to people experiencing homelessness and those who need support to remain stably housed.  Health care services include primary care, mental health and addictions medicine, harm reduction and specialist services.   

About Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa Public Health’s goal is to keep people healthy, safe and well. OPH works with the community and partners across various sectors on programs, services and policies that serve people across their lifespan, from prenatal, maternal and baby health, parenting, through healthy aging, and on subjects such as mental health and substance use health, dental health, nutrition, injury and disease prevention, and more.   

Ottawa Public Health is committed to Reconciliation, health equity and continuous quality improvement. It advances these goals by engaging with residents, partners and communities to develop conditions that support health and health equity. 

About Pathways to Recovery
Pathways to Recovery is a not-for-profit organization that works to scale respectful, patient-centred care that improves the health of individuals and communities struggling with substance use health, mental health, and infectious disease. Through strategic partnerships with organizations that model respect-based care, we are committed to providing an accessible, inclusive continuum of quality services and support to vulnerable and underserved populations. 

For additional information please contact:  

Chantal Carter – Executive Director – Pathways to Recover – Cell: 905-242-9076