Algoma Family Services

Site: Sault Ste Marie Office

Service: Family Violence Services

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a range of programs that address family violence 

 
Adult Counselling Services 
  • Offers a variety of professional counselling services to adults and their families 
  • Offers services such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Fee-for-Service Counselling
 
Child Witness Services -- Creating Connections group 
  • Offers a 10-week group program for children who have been exposed to and impacted by domestic violence, provided with a concurrent group for mothers 
  • Provides an opportunity for children to meet with other children and know that they are not alone 
  • Provides the "Mothers' Group" that runs at the same time as the children's group, and designed to help mothers support their children through this group process
 
Partner Assault Response Program 
  • Offers a 12 week group education and counselling program on domestic violence and non-abusive ways of resolving conflict 
  • Offers victims/partners of the offender support including safety planning, referrals to community resources and information on offender's progress
 
Violence Against Women and Freedom from Abuse  
  • Offers professional counselling and therapeutic services to women who have experienced any abuse (physical, verbal, emotional) in either past or present relationships, or who have witnessed abuse as children 
  • Offers “Freedom From Abuse” -- a 12-week psycho-educational group on abuse and healthy relationships  
  • Provides a weekly drop-in support service  
  • Offers monthly Empowerment Session on a variety of topics
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Programs may run in the evening
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Child Witness Services 
Children who have been exposed to and impacted by domestic violence 
 
Partner Assault Response 
Offenders 18 years and older, ordered by the court to attend the program in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence 
 
Violence Against Women and Freedom from Abuse  
Women who have experienced any abuse in either past or present relationships, or who have witnessed abuse as children
Application Call to schedule an intake/assessment meeting
Languages English ; French -- Staff person
Fees Service - Client fee based on sliding scale
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-945-5050
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-2237
TTY Phone 705-945-5317
Crisis Phone Crisis Intervention 705-759-3398
Fax 705-942-9273
E-Mail afs@algomafamilyservices.org
Website algomafamilyservices.org
Primary Executive Mr Ali Juma, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Executive Ms Sandie Leith, Director of Service
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 205 McNabb St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 1Y3
 
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Intersection McNabb St and Great Northern Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Fees - Service