She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear

 - ATTICUS

Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women

 

Program Overview


This initiative provides support services to Indigenous women, specifically survivors of sexual assault and abuse, based on the needs of the individuals. Services are holistic and incorporate multi-faceted supports to ensure healing from, and an understanding of, sexual violence and abuse.
This program provides education specific workshops that identify supports, signs and knowledge sharing of sexual violence and abuse.


Services Offered

 

  • Assist women to move forward after sexual assault

  • Increase access to victim services for Indigenous women

  • Heighten awareness and understanding of sexual assault and abuse among Indigenous women and girls who have already been victimized and who, in many cases, are at risk of re-victimization

  • Provide access to traditional healing ceremonies

  • Educate service providers, health professionals, community leaders and community members in general about sexual violence towards Indigenous girls and women

  • Develop working relationships with community partners to develop strategies to address sexual violence towards Indigenous women and girls

Community Supports

 

  • Intake

  • Advocacy

  • Healing Circles

  • Cultural Teachings

  • Assist with basic needs

  • Assist with transportation

  • Emergency crisis & child care

  • Assessment & goal setting

  • Group & individual counseling (traditional and contemporary)

  • Education & awareness workshops

  • Referrals

  • Partnering with Community Agencies

  • Aftercare follow-up & support

DELIVERY SITES

Sioux Lookout

26A Second Ave. N

Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816

Thunder Bay

380 Ray Blvd.

Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816

Phone: (807) 623-3442

ONTARIO NATIVE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

 PHONE: 1-800-667-0816  |  FAX: 1-807-623-1104

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