Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides victim service referrals and emergency support for family violence 
  • Works one-on-one with families experiencing family violence to develop a plan of action for identified concerns 
  • Provides referrals to counselling, legal services, and treatment centres 
  • Offers Aboriginal culture-based healing, self-help processes for anger management, and positive self-image development; alternative discipline methods and positive relationships 
  • Organizes and facilitates community events in schools, powwows, and health fairs to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevention of family violence 
  • Develops programs, workshops, promotions, and prevention education campaigns dealing with family-based violence awareness
 
Aboriginal Victim and Family Liaison Program 
  • Provides services based on the individual needs of families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, friends and families of homicide victims, and those who have been victimized 
  • Promotes gender-based, culturally safe programming, including: 
    • Assistance with court appointments or other legal processes 
    • Court accompaniment 
    • Home visits 
    • Outreach (e.g. at correctional centres or women's shelters) 
    • Referrals to other service providers
     
  • Culturally relevant programming includes the involvement of Elders and may include: 
    • Craft Circles 
    • Elders bannock and tea program 
    • Full Moon Ceremonies 
    • Hand Drumming program 
    • Women's Sharing Circles
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Aboriginal and M├ętis women and their children who are experiencing family violence or struggling with maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Application Operates on a drop-in basis
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3943
Fax 807-468-3904
E-Mail mswain@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca/article/community-wellness-program-148.asp
Primary Contact Maria Swain, Community Wellness Worker
Site Location Near the SC Accounting Building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 530 3rd St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2N3
 
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Intersection 3rd St N and 8th Ave N
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- One designated handicapped parking spot; Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with holding bar ;
Wheelchair accessibility available through back entrance; front entrance has stairs
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)