Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Site: Mishkeegogamang Safe House

Service: Women's Shelter

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Operates a short term emergency shelter for women who have been victims of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse, and their children
  • Provides public education workshops and seminars to raise awareness about the issues and impacts of violence against women and children
  • Gratefully accepts donations of money, furniture, lightly used clothing or any household items or appliances
Services provided include:
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Advocacy
  • Child Support Worker
  • Counselling support
  • Court accompaniment and referrals
  • Emergency transportation
  • Referral to community services
  • Transition and safety planning
Transitional Support Services
Provides assistance in safety planning for women and their children through the following services:
  • Counselling
  • Educational upgrading
  • Health and wellness services
  • Housing
  • Income support
  • Job training
  • Legal assistance/legal aid
  • Parental support
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Female members of a First Nation community in the Sioux Lookout District 
  • Women who have been victims of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse and their children 
  • Maximum length of stay is 6 weeks
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-928-2407
Crisis Phone 807-928-2407
Fax 807-928-0242
Website www.mishkeegogamang.ca
Primary Contact Maureen Skunk, Safe House Manager
Alternate Contact Melissa Skunk, Safe House Worker
Site Location Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Located In Community Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Address Mishkeegogamang First Nation, ON P0V 2H0
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Mailing Address c/o Mishkeegogamang Safe House 
General Delivery 
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 2H0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal