Ontario Native Women's Association

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Nihdawin Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Supports Indigenous women at-risk of homelessness or who are homeless and in danger of losing their children to the welfare system and have a greater risk of conflict with the law 
  • Assists with maintaining existing housing and finding affordable sustainable housing 
  • Strives to improve quality of life for homeless women and mothers and to help achieve a life of stability
Family support workers provide the following services: 
  • Advocacy 
  • Aftercare follow up 
  • Assessment and goal setting 
  • Assistance with basic needs 
  • Cultural teachings and healing circles 
  • Education and employment assistance 
  • Group and individual counselling 
  • Referrals and partnering with community agencies
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
Indigenous women and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a greater risk of interacting with the criminal justice system
Application Call to speak with a Nihdawin Family Support Worker
Languages English ; Ojibway - Staff person, no services provided
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-3442
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-0816
Fax 807-623-1104
E-Mail onwa@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca
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Primary Contact Nihdawin Family Support Worker
Site Location North Ward, former St John Elementary school site
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 380 Ray Blvd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6
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Intersection Ray Blvd and Queen St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal