vibrant neighbourhoods, the friendliest, the ones that are most child-safe, are
the neighbourhoods where people know the name of the guy across the street, and
the woman next door" - (Janet Yale, 2001)
Who We AreThe Debra Dynes Family House is a multiservice
community resource in a low-income social housing area. Over 100 people per day
from a wide geographic area access the programs and services of the Family
House. Because of the high demand for services, the Family House was expanded in
the spring of 1998 and is seeking to expand again. The House is open five days a
week and four evenings, in addition to full programming and services during the day. (See
programs and services section for more information).
The Debra Dynes Family House was officially opened on June 1 1995 and is a Registered Charitable Organization, effective Aug 1 1996. The House was Incorporated March 2002.
Debra Dynes Family House is excited to announce that
we now have a raised bed community garden. It is the Debra Dynes Community
garden and it is located in the City of Ottawa Rideauview Park which is located
directly in the community. Please click here
to view our photogallery.
The Debra Dynes Family House is committed to improving the quality of life for multi-culturally diverse families, children and youth who are low income and working poor, through a range of services and programs that are community driven and meet their needs.
A Work in Progress
The Debra Dynes Family House continues to evolve its services and programs to meet new needs and identify gaps in services. The work of the Family House and the community was recognized in 2001 through the United Way Community Builder Award for “Outstanding Neighbourhood Achievement”.
We were thrilled to be named a recipient Charity
of the Dragon
Boat Foundation and were an active participant in the
Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon
We anticipate entering another
team in the 2014 festival. Stay tuned for details on this wonderful event.
Check out how you
can help and get involved!
If you need help please contact us
If you have questions or comments please let us know.
If you would like to become involved we are waiting to hear from you!
sincere thank you to all of our friends, partners and volunteers for your
support. You have made a difference. We look forward to future challenges of the
next decade and remain committed to building a strong organization and a vibrant
and dynamic community
Debra Dynes Family House Inc.
Executive Director: Barbara Carroll M.S.W.
955 Debra Ave - 85 Ottawa On. K2C 0J5