Association des personnes vivant avec la douleur chronique

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Description and Services
Description (Service) To reunite people who live with chronic pain in the goal of reducing their isolation and to permit them to regain their personal integrity * to offer support to those afflicted, and to those close to them, in order to ameliorate their quality of life and their well-being * to educate professionals, caregivers and the public about the reality facing our members * to provide individuals, afflicted with chronic pain, with a supportive setting where they can renew hope, comfort and the joy of living * to offer the encouragement needed to surmount their condition by providing them with effective tools needed to better manage pain * to provide information and resources regarding health, well-being and traditional and complementary treatment options * To make known the challenges associated with chronic pain through conferences and workshops given by specialists. 
 
Services and activities: Intake, Information, Referral * Support groups * Workshops * Social activities and entertainment * Advocacy by telephone and appointment * Resource Center
Hours Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Dates Year-round
Areas Served Gatineau ; Hull ; Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Any person living with chronic pain, diagnosed or not. 
* Chronic pain is pain that has been present for more than six months, and that resists normal treatment, and that causes important physical, psychological and social consequences. Ex. Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, inflammatory diseases, etc.
Application Call for more information.
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - $20 for lifetime membership
Service Categories Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Back Problems ~ Francophone Community ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Pain ~ Francophone Community ; Pain Management ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Pain ~ Francophone Community
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 819-246-4932
Fax 819-246-4933
E-Mail info@apvdc.ca
Website www.apvdc.ca
Primary Executive Elaine Sauvé, Director; Email: admin@apvdc.ca
Names
Alternate Name APVDC
Former Name Association des personnes vivant avec la douleur chronique
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Gatineau
Address & Map
115 Sacré-Coeur Blvd, Ste 210
Gatineau, QC J8X 1C5
 
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Intersection Maisonneuve Blvd and Sacré Coeur Blvd
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1995
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 886664655 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees - Membership
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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