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TRY Supportive Housing Program for Women

The TRY program provides low cost housing with support for women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. TRY has 43 private rooms with shared common washrooms and kitchen facilities. Four of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Rooms come furnished with a closet, bed frame and small fridge. Clients provide their own mattress, bed sheets, towels, cooking utensils, and groceries.     

TRY has two full-time case managers (Monday-Friday) and a part-time housing support worker on the weekends. After-hours assistance is provided by the Housing Support Office and front desk staff.  Clients will have access to crisis counselling, community resource information and support in order to achieve their long term goals to move on to permanent housing.

This program is open to single women, 18+ years of age, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. TRY welcomes women living with mental health and addictions issues who are connected to relevant supports. Those with addictions must have been in recovery for at least three months. 

To participate in the TRY Program:

  • You must be able to pay the program fee (maximum social assistance-shelter allowance rate) and cover the cost of personal needs
  • You must be motivated to work with TRY Supportive Housing staff on an individual goal plan
  • You must be respectful of others and have tolerance for communal living
  • You must be willing to work with community supports and resources

The TRY Supportive Housing Program is based on mutual respect, tolerance for differences and personal accountability.  

Download an application form here.

For more information, please contact:  613-237-1320 x. 5138

The TRY Program is funded by the City of Ottawa under its Housing and Homelessness Investment Plan and the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy.


Locations offering this program
Taggart Family Y