United Native Friendship Centre

Site: United Native Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers culturally sensitive services to address drug and alcohol issues and to prevent or minimize the negative effects of addictive substances 
  • Provides individual and group addictions counselling sessions 
  • Provides drug and alcohol assessments 
  • Offers individual information, education and needed support as identified through assessment to initiate life changes for recovery 
  • Provides referrals to treatment centres and programs 
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and alternatives to alcohol, drugs and solvents 
  • Offers public education seminars and workshops, primarily in schools
 
Addictions treatment services and programs include: 
  • Talking circles 
  • Sweats 
  • Traditional teachings 
  • Referrals to healing lodges
 
Aftercare services: 
  • Assistance in locating and/or attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Alateen or Alanon groups 
  • Individual ongoing addictions counselling sessions
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
 
  • Individuals who voluntarily admit to an alcohol and/or drug addiction and are seeking help 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application Requires a signed consent form and completion of program intake form
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4110
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-drug-alcohol-program
Primary Contact Dwayne Morrison, Alcohol and Drug Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 225; Email: dmorrison@unfc.org
Primary Executive Sheila McMahon, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: smcmahon@unfc.org
Alternate Executive Melanie McPherson, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 230; Email: mmcpherson@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 516 Portage Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2A3
 
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Intersection Portage Ave and Scott St
Mailing Address PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1973
Funding Provincial ; Federal