United Native Friendship Centre

Site: United Native Friendship Centre

Service: Homelessness Outreach Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides programs and services that assist individuals who are homeless 
  • Provides support in accessing available community services for the homeless 
  • Provides advocacy and referrals to needed supports 
  • Participates in a breakfast program at St Michael's School 
  • Coordinates community presentations and workshops to raise awareness of homelessness  
  • Coordinates a food bank
 
Services also include: 
  • Community kitchen cooking sessions 
  • Transportation, temporary shelter assistance and discretionary funds in emergency situations only as determined on a case-by-case basis 
  • Drop-In Centre at the Friendship Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug 
Drop In Centre: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility
  • Individuals and/or families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
 
Emergency Discretionary Fund 
  • One time financial assistance to individuals requiring emergency funds for appliances, shelter, transportation or are at risk of utilities being cut off 
  • Individuals on verge of eviction due to non payment
 
Emergency Shelter 
  • Individuals who require temporary shelter 
  • One time only to a maximum of 3 days
Application Requires a signed consent form and completion of program intake form

Community Kitchen
Must sign up the day before to attend

Emergency Discretionary Fund and Emergency Shelter
Must contact Homelessness Outreach Worker to make arrangements

Emergency Transportation
Call office; transportation provided as soon as possible
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/homelessness-outreach-program
Primary Contact Jennifer Kivimaki, Homelessness Outreach Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 233; Email: jkivimaki@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
Funding Federal - Human Resources Skills and Development Canada (HRSDC)