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COMMUNITY RESOURCES & SERVICES

Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program (737-1903)– Counseling, treatment referral & education workshops.  Located at 52 King St. (The Friendship Centre).

Aboriginal Family Support Program (737-7521)– Family crisis, single-mother counseling.  Located at 52 King St.

Alcoholics Anonymous (737-2744)

Community Counselling & Addiction Services Counselling, education, assessment, treatment, and referrals for people experiencing mental health and addiction issues.  Serving those 12 years of age and older.

First Step Women’s Shelter Emergency shelter for physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abused women and their children.

Healthy Generations Family Support Program Support and Services for families raising children affected by prenatal alcohol or with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Hugh Allen Clinic (737-3803)- A dedicated group of family physicians offering medical care and access to support services to the community of Sioux Lookout and the surrounding area.

Integrated Services Northwest– Provision of services for children with special needs, including occupational and physiotherapy, speech-language therapist, psychologist and psychometrist.

Kenora-Patricia Child & Family Services Child welfare services.

Multicultural Youth Centre: Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee  All youth are welcome to drop-in Monday to Saturday, 6-10 p.m.  Activities include music, art, games, sports, and programs.

Municipal Childcare Centres Full and part-time chilcare, subsidy available, as well as programs for children with special needs.

Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre Aboriginal Family Support Program:  Families can access a variety of services including crafts, parenting classes, child care, healthy bingo & community kitchen.  Akwe:go Program:  A variety of culturally appropriate activities are available including homework assistance life skills, parent support, workshops, and more.

Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services Mental health counseling, crisis intervention, cultural restoration and traditional healing.

Northwestern Health Unit : Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (737-2292 ext. 34) Prenatal classes, support for breastfeeding women, postpartum follow-up, parenting information and support, and assistance linking with other programs.

North Words Preschool Speech & Language and Infant Hearing Program (737-2292 or 1-877-553-7122) Speech, language & hearing education, screens, assessments and intervention for preschool children and their families.

Patricia Centre for Children & Youth Services for families with children who are experiencing developmental, emotional, or mental health difficulties.

Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre:  Sioux Lookout Assault Care & Treatment Program Emergency services 24/7 for anyone experiencing recent sexual assault or domestic violence.

Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre: Support and Prevention Services for Children & Youth (737-0044)–  Works with schools and service providers for the provision of education & prevention programs on bullying, healthy relationships, teen dating violence and sexual abuse/assault.  Short-term counseling to any child or youth experiencing the above issues.

Sioux Lookout Best Start Hub Provides early learning activities for children, parenting resources, toy lending, and drop-in centre.

Sunset Women’s Aboriginal Circle (737-7922) Aboriginal Healthy Babies, Healthy Children- Preparation for parenting, prenatal and postnatal support and education, breastfeeding support, home visiting and other services are available.

Mental Health & Wellness Program A healing program that supports Aboriginal women struggling with depression.  Services include individual therapy, traditional healing, group sessions, treatment referral and family support.

Health Outreach  Workshops, presentations, circles, traditional ceremonies, and events aimed at improving Aboriginal health and reducing family violence.

Pre-Post Natal Support Program Provides services to promote healthy pregnancies and a healthy start with a new baby.  Prenatal teaching and breastfeeding support available on request.

Tikinagan Child and Family Services (737-3466) First Nations child welfare services.

Waninawakang Aboriginal Head Start Program (737-7519) Early Childhood development program providing full day, alternate day preschool experiences that prepare young aboriginal children for their school years.

Wii Chii Way Gamik Out of the Cold Food Bank (737-7499)  Food items are available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday & Thursday – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

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