Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Program
ABORIGINAL HEALING AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
Ensures that the healing and wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed by implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, culture-based programming and healing.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES:
Peer supports, advocacy and referral services
Priority is to assist individuals at risk of and/or exposed to family violence by providing access to the following supports:
- Crisis intervention & safety planning;
- Advocacy and referral supports;
- Access to food bank for emergency situation/assistance; and
- Education around healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Prevention of family violence and improving Aboriginal healing and wellness
Increase community awareness about family violence and promoting Aboriginal healing and wellness by providing the following information and services:
- Women’s Healing Circles – Strong Women Circle
- Community awareness of key campaigns:
- Community events and activities that support Aboriginal healing and wellness, violence-free lifestyles, addiction-free activities, positive parenting, family interaction and cultural awareness.
- Kanawayhitowin “Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirit”
Promote networking and integration
Enhance service delivery to clients by providing linkages to other programs and services of need or interest to support healthy relationships and activities and improve Aboriginal health and wellness.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rose Tuesday, Interim Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Worker
UNITED NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
516 Portage Avenue, P.O. Box 752
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Phone: (807) 274-8541
Fax: (807) 274-4110
Toll Free: (877) 496-9034