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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides support services for Indigenous women and their families experiencing violence and involved with the child welfare system 
  • Works to meet the needs of women involved with both the Child Welfare Systems (CAS) and Violence Against Women Sectors (VAW)
 
Aims to create a safe and supportive means of living through collaboration with other community services and the provision of culturally based services including: 
  • Advocacy support 
  • Crisis management 
  • Cultural and traditional supports such as holistic teachings, sharing circles, ceremonies and guidance from Elders 
  • Information and education provision for mothers on their rights and responsibilities 
  • Systems navigation  
  • Work with families and Children's Aid Society (CAS) to resolve conflict
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Indigenous women and their children who are involved with the child welfare system or are experiencing or have experienced violence in their lives
Application Call to book appointment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-0816
Fax Kenora 807-468-3904 
Thunder Bay 807-623-1104
E-Mail onwa@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca/circles-of-care
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Ashley Trent, Family Support Worker; Phone: 1-800-667-0816 ext 8212; Email: atrent@onwa.ca
Located In Community Kenora
Address Women's Place Kenora
530 3rd St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2M3
 
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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 Children and Youth Services (MCYS)