We are located on a 22-acre site and currently have approximately 100 persons in all programs. (View our program listings by selecting a link at the bottom of this page.)

The common goal that all of our programs share is to increase self-direction, self-determination, self-reliance, and self-esteem in all of our clients on an individualized basis.

Anyone interested in our programs may contact our agency directly or through a referral by another agency. Any correspondence will be directed to the assigned intake person who will complete the referral form. If the referral is appropriate for programs provided by Ottawa Friendship House, the intake person will schedule a tour, and a letter will be sent with details. Inappropriate referrals will be given other referral options.


Those seeking assistance from Ottawa Friendship House must not exhibit behaviors or medical/physical conditions that put themselves or others at risk. They must also qualify by the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Documented disability with an onset before 22 years of age
  • Proper documentation will be required
  • Never been convicted of a felony

Please select a link below for more information about each individual program, or see an overview of all three by viewing our program brochure.


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