Weechi It Te Win Family Services

Site: Fort Frances - Idylwild Dr

Service: Family Counselling Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Delivers a range of family counselling and child protection services 
  • Offers community based family counselling for children, teens, men, women and families as a group 
  • Provides clinical assessments and case management services 
  • Provides services of traditional healers 
  • Offers community workshops to raise awareness of issues affecting families including substance abuse and family violence 
  • Works with other service providers in developing programs and services aimed at high risk groups 
  • Supports community initiatives that promote family healing such as traditional gatherings
Areas of counselling and therapy can include: 
  • Anger management 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Depression 
  • Family breakup 
  • Grief issues 
  • Physical and sexual violence 
  • Self esteem problems 
  • Suicide issues
Provides services based on following principles: 
  • Band directed 
  • Community based and oriented 
  • Family focused 
  • Native 
  • Non authoritarian 
  • Non judgmental 
  • Respectful
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
  • Must be a member of any of the 10 First Nations communities in the Rainy Lake Tribal Region either on/off-reserve 
  • Children 18 years of age and under, and their families and alternative caregivers
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3201
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-2911
After Hours Phone 807-274-3201 (Leave message and call will be returned within 30 minutes)
Fax 807-274-8435
E-Mail laurie.rose@weechi.ca
Website www.weechi.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Lauris Werenko, Clinical Services Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 4065; Email: lauris.werenko@weechi.ca
Alternate Contact Kaylee Heyens, Family Counsellor; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 4014; Email: kaylee.heyens@weechi.ca
Site Location Nanicost Building
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1455 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Idylwild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 812 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button door; Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Not accessible ; Building has elevator
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)