By Aileen Leo, Somerset West Community Health Centre Volunteer. Originally published in the Centretown Buzz.
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), the staff of Somerset West CHC would like to thank the many volunteers, past and present, who have generously contributed their time and talents to building a strong Somerset West CHC!
With over 50 programs and services, we simply couldn't run everything without our volunteers’ hundreds of hours of work each and every year.
Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Donna Gray at today’s City Council meeting.
Donna works for the Somerset West Community Health Centre and is the coordinator of Good Food Markets, which improves access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income communities.
We're looking to grow our membership! Membership is a great way to show your support of Somerset West CHC and the Community Health Centre Model of Care.
To be a member, you have to be over 18 years of age and:
The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre, a program of Somerset West Community Health Centre, is thrilled to present the 2nd annual Multi-cultural Health Fair in collaboration with the University of Ottawa.
Somerset West CHC was thrilled to celebrate a strong history of community leadership last night at our Eccles Branch!
Somerset West CHC (SWCHC) was thrilled to welcome back former Executive Director Lynne Markell!
Lynne was the Executive Director of Dalhousie Health and Community Services (now known as SWCHC) from 1981-1989.
It's always a thrill when old friends of SWCHC stop by for a visit. Thanks Lynne!
Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs), Mothercraft Ottawa’s Ontario Early Years Centre and Dovercourt Recreation Association have partnered to provide essential early childhood development services as part of the resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population.
Somerset West CHC extends a huge congrats to our very own Peter Lo on his retirement!
He has been a mental health counselor at Somerset West CHC for over 22 years, providing service in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Six Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs) and the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre have joined forces alongside other local health organizations via the Refugee 613 Health Task Force to provide essential urgent primary care and resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population.
As part of our work on the Refugee 613 Health Task Force, Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC) has developed a toolkit to give sponsors and local healthcare providers the essential information they need to support refugees. It serves as a guide to help connect refugees to appropriate and timely health services and information.
Sponsors or refugees looking for healthcare in Ottawa are encouraged to call the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) at 613-691-0192. The ONHC is the main organization tasked with coordinating refugee healthcare in Ottawa.
The following information will be requested in order to schedule medical appointments:
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) was thrilled to accept a cheque from John Ferguson, Store Manager of Giant Tiger (GT) Xpress Hintonburg, for $1,367!
By Erin Dej, published in Ask Me Ottawa
It is with saddened hearts that the Board of Directors and staff of Somerset West Community Health Centre mourn the loss of a dear friend, Phil Brown, who passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015. At the time of his passing, Phil was the treasurer of the Somerset West CHC Board of Directors.
Every second Wednesday evening, Mechanicsville residents have been heading to Laroche Park to shop at Ottawa’s grocery store on wheels.
Market Mobile is a project started by several community health centres in Ottawa to help ensure that residents are getting food that is both healthy and affordable.
Somerset West CHC will be holding several flu vaccine clinics in the coming weeks at both the Eccles and Rosemount Branches. The clinics are open to everyone and operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.
It was smiles all around as Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of Somerset West Community Health Centre, and staff from our Mental Health & Addictions and Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre teams accepted a generous $10,000 donation.
Mayor Jim Watson said it best:
In response to the current Syrian refugee crisis, Mayor Jim Watson will host a public forum to bring together residents and community groups who wish to help, and provide them with the knowledge and contacts that will make their involvement possible.