Mississauga First Nation

Site: Women's Shelter - Unpublished

Service: Women's Shelter

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Operates a short term 10-bed 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 Algoma District ; Blind River ; Massey ; Mississauga First Nation ; Serpent River First Nation ; Thessalon
Boundaries Includes First Nations catchment area within a 50 mile radius from Massey to Thessalon
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • 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 service
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-7142
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-2232
Crisis Phone 705-356-7800
Fax 705-356-3354
E-Mail mfnshelter@mississaugi.com
Website www.mississaugi.com
Primary Contact Bonnie Lafreniere, Program Manager; Email: bonnie@mississaugi.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron near town of Blind River, 130 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Blind River
Address Mississauga First Nation
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Mississauga First Nation 
PO Box 370 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1984
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)