Weechi It Te Win Family Services

Site: Fort Frances - Victoria Ave

Service: Youth in Transition Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Supports youth in their transition from the child welfare system to adulthood
  • Offers a voluntary, short-service program through a youth drop-in facility up to a maximum of 12 weeks 
  • Tailors a service plan for each client based on their needs
Supports and programs may include: 
  • Assistance with applying for disability services
  • Cultural programs that support individual wellness 
  • Educational planning and support such as funding and applications 
  • Employment and training resources that may include resume development, interview skills, job entry training and introduction to trade skills 
  • Life skills programs such as budgeting, household management, and communication skills that support living independently  
  • Housing support including access to available housing and applications 
  • Specialized training programs that include training stipends
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
  • Indigenous youth leaving the child welfare system 
  • Individual ongoing support provided for Indigenous children in care or youth aged 15-25 years on Extended Care Maintenance
  • Open to referrals from any source including self-referrals 
  • Referral package available on website
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-0483 
WFS Office 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 Phyllis Pierson, Youth in Transition Worker; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 2112; Email: phyllis.l.pierson@weechi.ca
Alternate Contact Lauris Werenko, Clinical Services Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-3201 ext 4065; Email: lauris.werenko@weechi.ca
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 601 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2C7
Intersection Victoria Ave and First St E
Mailing Address PO Box 812 
1457 Idylwild Dr 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)