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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Assessment facility is located at 601 Victoria Ave, Fort Frances 
  • Intake Worker is Sandra Stevens 
  • Bi-Cultural Clinicians are Ken Morrison and Heidi Bolen-Kruger
Description (Service) Provides a 30 day assessment and stabilization program for Aboriginal youth struggling with addictions 
  • Provides a three-bed facility focused on alcohol and drug addictions withdrawal 
  • Provides intake and assessment 
  • Provides 24-hour supervision 
  • Offers mental health counselling 
  • Coordinates an on-site telemedicine program for video consultations with specialists who provide further diagnosis and treatment suggestions 
  • Provides referrals to the Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program (GTP) after completion of the assessment program
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Assessment Program Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
  • Youth with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues combined with mental health issues and related behavioral, social and/or emotional difficulties  
  • Must be a member of any of the 10 First Nations communities in the Rainy Lake Tribal Region either on/off-reserve
NOT ELIGIBLE: Youth displaying severe mental health, behavioral and/or solvent abuse issues
  • Program open to referrals from any source; upon request a referral package is sent out, reviewed upon return and interested parties notified of acceptance/non-acceptance into program 
  • Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 807-274-3201 
Family Healing Program: 807-274-0483
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-2911
After Hours Phone 807-274-3201 (Leave message and call will be returned within 30 minutes)
Fax 807-274-8435
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Heidi Bolen Kreger, Ganawendaasowin Team Leader; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 1006; Email:
Alternate Contact Shannon Blight, Director of Nanaadawewinan; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 4063; Fax: 807-274-7593; Email:
Site Location Nanicost Bldg
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1457 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Idylwild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 812 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button door; Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Not accessible ; Building has elevator
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1987
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)