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Upstream wins support for transportation services

OTTAWA Upstream Ottawa has won the support of the J.P. Bickell Foundation to
provide transportation support to clients. The foundation, established by the late Jack
Bickell, a prominent Canadian philanthropist, has awarded Upstream a $20,000 grant,
which will be used to support our clients in the coming year.

Alongside our clinical mental health and substance-use health support services,
Upstream offers clients a variety of wellness services. None of these services are
funded by government.

Upstream Ottawa’s transportation program provides our clients with transportation to
and from recovery-oriented appointments, social programs, and essential resources like
the grocery store. Without this program, much of our clinical work with clients would not
be possible.

We currently provide transportation services to approximately 175 clients,
including youth, adults and families.

Upstream provides a range of critical community supports and affordable housing
options to adults and youth living with mental health and substance use health issues.
Services include: intensive mental health case management, housing, youth support
services with a focus on Black youth and their families, crisis prevention, medication
management and life-skills coaching

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Upstream wins support for transportation services