Description & Services
Public Comments Community Mental Health Program phone contacts in other communities: 
  • Moose Factory: 705-658-4544 Ext 2239 
  • Fort Albany: 705-278-1008 
  • Attawapiskat: 705-997-2323 
  • Kashechewan: 705-275-4568 
  • Peawanuck: 705-473-9986
Description (Service) Provides assistance in accessing health services to individuals with mental health/addictions issues who are involved with the criminal justice system 
  • Focuses on providing resources and support to prevent repeated offences 
  • Provides a website list of accepted offences to qualify for program
 
Court support services are offered based on client need and include: 
  • Accessing and retaining legal representation  
  • Assistance with bail release  
  • Case management services  
  • Information and referrals for community support services, housing, psychiatric and income supports  
  • Recommendations to the court at time of sentencing on behalf of individual
 
NOTE: Serious offenders are not eligible for program but court diversion worker will provide support
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Community Mental Health Sites Each one open Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Weenusk First Nation - Peawanuck
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
  • Individuals with mental health/addictions issues and/or developmental challenges and are involved with the criminal justice system  
  • Client must voluntarily agree to services and  
  • The possibility of mental health impairment must be established and  
  • The offence is not too serious (Class One)
Application
  • Intake assessment required  
  • Referrals can be from police, defense lawyers, crown attorneys, probation officers, case managers, Native court workers, correctional staff, developmental service workers, mental health counselor or family members 
  • NO self-referrals accepted
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-336-2164
Toll Free Phone 1-877-336-2164
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-336-2746
Website www.weeneebaykohealth.ca
Primary Contact Nicole Wheesk, Reception and Administrative Assistant, Mental Health Program; Phone: 705-336-2164 ext 421
Primary Executive Andrew Uschenko, Mental Health Program Director; Phone: 705-336-2164 ext 422; Email: andrew.uschenko@weeneebaykohealth.ca
Alternate Executive Ronda Lougheed, Regional Court Diversion Worker; Phone: 705-336-2164 ext 429; Email: ronda.lougheed@weeneebaykohealth.ca
Site Location Community is located on the mainland along W James Bay, approx 5 km across the Moose River from Moose Factory Island
Located In Community Moosonee
Address Government Building
34 Revillion Rd
Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Court Diversion Program, Mental Health & Addictions 
PO Box 664 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)