Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Sandy Lake Health Authority

Service: Crisis Intervention

Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation)  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
Description (Service) Provides crisis intervention services to individuals affected by family violence and suicide 
  • Offers immediate on site or telephone assistance 
  • Dispatches call to police when deemed necessary 
  • Ensures victims receive support and assistance to secure their safety 
  • Arranges meeting family members at centre or agreed upon location to discuss possible crisis resolutions
 
Also coordinates: 
  • Crisis plan to follow in response to suicide intervention, domestic violence intervention and any other form of crisis situations that may arise in community 
  • Information sessions and workshops on techniques for healing strategies
 
Support Services 
Supports can include but are not limited to: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization following crisis situation 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individuals and families dealing with various agencies 
  • Meal preparation, transportation, homemaking and other areas requiring support for families in crisis situations such as the suicide of a youth 
  • Information about/referrals to appropriate resources and services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
On-call services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-774-3461 
807-774-6131
Crisis Phone 807-774-1464
Fax 807-774-1585
Website www.sandylake.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Health Secretary
Primary Executive Eddie Kakepetum, Crisis Coordinator; Email: eddiekakepetum@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Joan Rae, Health Director; Phone: 807-774-1133; Email: joanrae@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Crisis Intervention 
PO Box 20 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)