Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: For emergency concerns about a child call office during regular hours, ask for Intake Worker; after hours call toll-free line, ask for Nog-Da-Win-Da-Min on-call worker
Description (Service) Oversees all aspects of a foster care program that provides residential care for children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents or guardians 
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a temporary home for children who are separated from their family 
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child  
  • Provides initial orientation, home study and ongoing training 
  • Arranges for home visits 7 days and 30 days after child's placement in home 
  • Makes weekly phone calls to foster parents  
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses 
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services 
  • Provides respite care to foster parents 
  • Supplies a foster parent handbook at office or available online  
  • Works with foster parents to create life plan for child; prioirty is to reunite child with family but if not possible, plans may include long-term foster care or adoption
 
Provides 3 types of foster care homes: 
  • Regular alternative care home: provides full-time daily care in a family setting 
  • Relief Alternative Care Homes: provides part-time care in a family setting 
  • Emergency Receiving Alternative Care Homes: Provides care in a family with very short notice
 
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergency Child Welfare Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation ; Batchewana First Nation ; Garden River First Nation ; Mississauga First Nation ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation ; Serpent River First Nation ; Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility
  • Children and youth from birth to 21 years of age 
  • Must be a First Nations member of one of the 7 member communities
Application
  • Contact Intake and Assessment 
  • Services are administered on a local level through individual communities
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-3700
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-0999
After Hours Phone Answering Service for on-call worker: 705-946-3700
Fax 705-946-3717
E-Mail info@nog.ca
Website www.nog.ca
Primary Contact Lorraine Naponse, Manager of Services; Phone: 705-946-3700 ext 251; Email: lnaponse@nog.ca
Primary Executive Kerry Francis, Executive Director; Phone: 705-946-3700 ext 210; Email: kfrancis@nog.ca
Site Location Batchewana First Nation
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address 210 B Gran St
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 0C4
 
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Intersection Gran St and Batchewana St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS); Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS)